As important as it is to have a hard working AC system to keep us cool during the summer, no one wants to pay more for it than is absolutely necessary. Turning your AC down too low can lead to high electrical bills and problems with your unit as it tries to keep up with the demands. Homeowners are constantly trying to find the right balance between comfort and efficiency. Absolute P&M Services is here to talk about that magical number and how you can achieve it.
What is a Good Temperature to Keep Your AC On?
Finding that Goldilocks temperature that is “just right,” can be harder than you think. However, studies have shown that when you keep your thermostat at 78 degrees, your AC will be working as efficiently as possible, and you can still be comfortable. If that is hotter than you normally keep your home, you can do a few things that can help your house feel cooler than it actually is. At this temperature, your house shouldn’t feel like a sauna and your AC shouldn’t be constantly running.
How Can I Control My House Heat in Summer?
There are several things you may be doing that are heating up your home and you don’t even realize it. You have appliances in your home that generate heat as they operate. Minimizing the amount of time that you have these appliances running can help to decrease the temperature in your home and take some pressure off your AC system. Appliances like your dishwasher, dryer and oven, all generate heat as they go about doing their duties to keep your home running. Make sure you are only drying clothes that you can’t hang out to dry, only starting your dishwasher when you have a full load that needs to be cleaned and find other ways to cook without the need to fire up your oven. These small changes can make a big difference in the way your home feels.
Schedule Routine Maintenance on Your Air Conditioner
It is vital to your AC efficiency that you schedule your annual AC maintenance appointment. Your AC will not be able to run efficiently without getting thoroughly cleaned and tuned up. There are usually small repairs that need to be made to achieve optimal efficiency when it comes to your unit. Forgetting or failing to have routine maintenance performed on your system can be detrimental to your AC function.
Central Air Conditioning Maintenance, Repairs, Replacement & More in Santa Fe, Tomball, Sugar Land, Galveston, Austin & Greater Houston, Texas
If you can’t remember the last time you had your AC tuned up, you can turn to the experts at Absolute P&M Services to take care of it for you. We will give your AC system a thorough tune up with a detailed report of any work that is required to help your AC unit work more efficiently. We know how important this system is during the summer months and can ensure it is working properly. Call us today!