It’s hot this year, and September isn’t likely to get much colder until the end. That means we still have almost two months of scorching hot temperatures while our air conditioners reel from the considerable pressure we put on them. When it comes to air conditioning in Whitefish, MT, we need all the help we can get.
Your system might still be working, but it could be on its last legs after the tremendous amount of cooling it’s needed to perform. While our team can provide the necessary repairs and maintenance appointments to ensure it’s okay, we can’t run it the right way for you. As the owner of your own AC, it’s up to you to run it responsibly and make sure it’s not faltering when there aren’t professionals around.
Here are three tips to help ease the burden on your air conditioner, lower temperatures indoors, and overall keep your home energy efficient!
Tip #1: Little Ways to Lower the Temperature
Right at this moment your air conditioner is hard at work keeping your entire home cool. That job gets harder and harder the hotter your home is! Therefore, it’s beneficial to your comfort and to your energy bill if you can figure out a few ways to lower the temperature and feel cooler. Here are a few ways to get that done:
- Utilize ceiling fans to feel cooler and drop the temperature a couple of degrees.
- Block out the sunlight using curtains and shades so that your home remains cooler.
- Stay on the first floor of your home instead of the second floor, since upper stories are always hotter than the lower ones.
- Avoid hot beverages and hot food. Snack on something cold and drink some chilled beverages.
When all working together, these can be great ways to ease the burden on your AC.
Tip #2: Clean Your Air Filter and Inspect Your System
The most important and impactful thing you can do for your air conditioner right this second is to clean out the air filter and replace it. It’s such a vital component, and it’s responsible for keeping your system running efficiently, that you could see a measurable improvement when you do this.
Also, it couldn’t hurt to take a courtesy walk around your home inspecting vents, ductwork, and the outdoor cabinet of your system. If your air conditioner looks like it’s having trouble venting air into your home, or releasing heat outdoors, then it might be time to clean your backyard or move that box in the living room.
Tip #3: Call Us for Repairs!
Repairs performed by professionals can go a long way for your air conditioner. We’re not just talking about a quick fix every year, we’re talking about targeted repairs that seek to improve something broken inside your air conditioner. If temperatures are too hot in your home, if your bills are too high, or if you start experiencing strange noises and other occurrences, then you should always call a professional for repairs.