Summer temperatures can lead to huge energy bills and costly appliance repairs. Thankfully, homeowners can dodge both of these summer problems with some easy steps. Here are a few ways to keep your home cool and your air conditioner in good order this summer:
Increase Attic Ventilation
Unventilated attics are quick to heat up during the summer, elevating indoor temperatures. The best way to solve this problem is to employ technicians from an experienced A/C repair company. These experts can quickly equip your home with all of the ventilation equipment required to keep your attic cool. A ventilated attic will help to regulate your home temperatures, whereas an unventilated attic can cause your A/C to run overtime.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Homeowners with programmable thermostats should put them to good use this summer. Set cooling schedules that reflect your daily activities, and raise temperatures when your family is out. Thermostats can also be set to return the home to a cool temperature just before homeowners return. These daily patterns can help to ease the burden of your air conditioner.
Repair HVAC Appliances
Your air conditioner, like any home appliance, will run less efficiently over time. Issues like dirty cooling coils, blocked filters, and debris-filled vents are just a few of the many maintenance issues that could plague your A/C unit. This build-up of dirt and plant matter can also increase overheating risks for your air conditioner. Avoid these issues by having your A/C serviced by a professional at least once each year, preferably before the warm season begins.
Seal Your Home’s Perimeter
A sealed home is an energy-efficient home. Homes with air leaks and worn sealing will require far more electricity to cool than well-sealed homes. Leaks allow cool air to travel out of your home while increasing the temperature of your interior. Keep cooling costs low by checking your home perimeter for damage on a regular basis.
Pacific Aire, Inc. has served Thousand Oaks residents for over 20 years. Contact us at (805) 650-4803 if you need our first-class technicians to perform air conditioner repairs. We can also help you maintain your A/C with scheduled checkups and cleanings.