REGULARLY REPLACE THE AIR FILTERS
Keeping the air filters clean becomes crucial during summer. Clean air filters ensure the air conditioner runs optimally and consumes less energy. Check the air filters frequently and clean or replace them when necessary to maintain a comfortable home environment.
INVEST IN A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT
A programmable thermostat keeps a home cool when required and maximizes comfort while significantly reducing energy costs. Homeowners can create a schedule to automatically adjust or control the temperature using an app based on their specific requirements. A programmable thermostat is highly convenient and offers maximum control.
Homeowners can also use fans and air conditioners to circulate cool air and ensure maximum comfort. Install ceiling fans to cool the home efficiently, and if the ceiling fans are already there, set them to run counterclockwise to create a cooling effect. Homeowners can also use floor fans, exhaust fans, box fans, and whole-house fans to manage airflow in the house.
CONSIDER WINDOW TREATMENTS
Windows that allow direct sunlight to enter the home can raise indoor temperatures. Consider curtains, blinds, or reflective, heat-reducing window films to block sunlight. Exterior window coverings like awnings or screen shades can effectively block the heat. Another way to regulate airflow in the house is to take advantage of the summer breeze by keeping the windows open at night.
CHECK HOME INSULATION
Adding insulation is one of the best ways to keep the heat out and cool the home quickly. If the home lacks adequate insulation or is ineffective, contact a professional to add more insulation.
SEAL ALL CRACKS AND GAPS
Cracks and gaps around the doors and windows allow cooled indoor air to move out and hot outdoor air to move in, making it difficult for the air conditioner to maintain a comfortable environment. Check and replace the weatherstripping or use caulk to seal gaps to prevent cool air from escaping.
PLANT TREES STRATEGICALLY
Planting trees and other foliage can prevent excess heat from entering the home through the windows and roof and provide shade and airflow during hot summers.
ENSURE PROPER AC MAINTENANCE
One of the most effective ways to ensure proper home comfort during summer is to schedule professional air conditioner upkeep. Regular inspection, cleaning, and maintenance by a trained technician ensure that the air conditioner works as it should and does not break down unexpectedly. Professionals can also recommend replacement if the existing unit is old, inefficient, and not cooling the home properly.
Hacienda Air is a locally owned HVAC company offering air conditioning, heating, ductwork, air quality, and more to residential and commercial customers in North Las Vegas, Summerlin, and surrounding areas. Call us today at (702) 707-4953.