How To Get The Most Out Of Your Air Conditioner In The Summer

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Your home air conditioner gets used quite extensively in the summer.  Whether you recently purchased a new air conditioner or your air conditioner is a few years old, you can use some simple tips to maximize your energy savings in the summer months.

Use a Ceiling Fan

If you use ceiling fans in your rooms, especially the ones you use frequently, you can afford to set your thermostat a few degrees higher. Ceiling fans don’t use as much electricity as your air conditioner does, which means you can save on your electric bills.

Use a Smart Thermostat

Most homes with newer air conditioners have programmable thermostats. A smart thermostat can help you conserve energy. You should remember to reprogram your thermostat’s temperature settings during the non-summer months. Additionally, if you are going on a vacation, be sure to set the thermostat higher for that period.

Cover Your Windows with Shades

During the summer months, you can block some of the heat by covering the windows with shades, especially where sun’s rays are directly coming in.  It is also a good idea to cover the windows with blinds during the hottest hours and uncover them during the cooler hours. During cooler hours you can allow some fresh air into your home, which is good for your health and keeps the indoor air from getting too stuffy.

Regularly Change Your Air Conditioner Filters

It is a good idea to clean or change your filters once a month to keep the air conditioner running smoothly and efficiently. A clogged air filter can cause problems for your system. Additionally, dirt can cause your heating and cooling systems to fail. By checking your air filter’s condition regularly, you ensure the longevity of your system.

Annual Checkup of Your Air Conditioner

Most people install their air conditioner and then forget about it. This is not a good habit; you should always schedule an annual checkup of your system to ensure that everything is working well. You don’t want to be in a situation where temperatures are soaring, and your air conditioner breaks down.

At Great Dane, our technicians are highly trained and promise to provide you with excellent and reliable service. We are up-to-date with our HVAC equipment, energy-saving technology, and strive for supreme customer satisfaction. If you have any questions regarding your air conditioning needs, feel free to contact us at 586.790.2604.

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