A Guide for Keeping Your Home Comfortable All Summer Long
Guide for Keeping Your Home Comfortable All Summer Long
For many homeowners, there is nothing like being able to stay home in the summer and be comfortable. After all, you invest so much into your home, you deserve to enjoy it. However, for some, being comfortable isn’t always the easiest task, especially when the home is hot and the weather gets warm.
A working air conditioner is important, but there are so many other things you can do with your home to ensure it’s as comfortable as possible. Our professionals at Horizon Services offer a comprehensive guide to help you take the necessary steps to ensure your home is perfectly comfortable throughout the entire summer.
Here are the things you can do from day one in order to protect your home from the heat and also keep the cool air inside your home.
Making Sure Your Air Conditioner is Working
Early maintenance is one of the most important and beneficial steps you can take because it allows you to determine if anything is wrong with the air conditioning unit. Similarly, you can clean the important parts of the unit so there are no potential dangers in front of you. Additionally, you can fix any small problems in order to prevent them from becoming bigger issues and keep your unit working effectively.
Keep Your Ducts and Filters Clean
Ducts and filters are often home to a large amount of dirt and debris. Unfortunately, these elements can also block the cool air from coming into the home. As a result, your home won’t be as comfortable as it should be, and your air conditioner will also work harder than necessary because it’s trying to reach the desired temperature.
Cleaning your ducts and filters means you can also keep your family safe from any unwanted bacteria and allergens that may be sitting in the ducts. With clean ducts and filters, your air conditioner can work as effectively as possible.
Close Up Any Cracks or Drafts
Whether your window sill has a crack or there’s an opening under the door, these are issues that could lead to the air in your home seeping out the cracks. As a result, the air conditioning unit works longer and harder to reach the desired temperature. This could cause more wear and tear than necessary, and make your home warmer than it should be.
Insulation is also very important when it comes to keeping the hot air out of the home. Insulation is the perfect way to protect the home from the heat outside of the home, but also keep the cool air from leaving through areas such as walls, floorboards, the attic, and more.
Utilize Ceiling Fans When Possible
Ceiling fans don’t require as much energy to operate, but they help in circulating the air throughout the room in which the ceiling fan is. The more you have working around the home, the more air you can circulate and the quicker it will be to get the cold air distributed.
Ceiling fans are the perfect option for many homeowners who want to ensure they are getting the most out of their energy without spending too much energy…and also spending less money on monthly utility bills.
Remember to Keep Your Thermostat at a Reasonable Temperature
If you are home, you want to keep the thermostat at a reasonable, comfortable temperature so you’re not overworking the air conditioning unit and using too much energy. If you leave the temperature too high, you won’t use as much energy, but you may also have a home that is too warm. If you put the temperature too low, you can be too cold and the air conditioner will be working much harder to maintain the room temperature.
When you leave, adjust the thermostat accordingly. There’s no reason to blast cold air into a home where nobody is occupying the space. Instead, leave it at a temperature that allows you to still be comfortable when you get back home, or that can be comfortable with a small adjustment. Turning on fans once you get home can also help.
What to Do if You Run Into Problems
Unfortunately, HVAC units have problems and the normal lifespan of the system will run between 10 and 20 years. When this happens, repairs should be performed quickly in order to avoid any further problems and to also ensure that the occupants of the home are comfortable.
Older air conditioners may need to be replaced as they run into bigger issues. If you have an older air conditioner and find yourself repairing the unit more often than you should, it may be time to consider replacing it with a newer, more energy efficient unit. This can help you keep your home comfortable and save you money on monthly bills.
When it comes to providing the most comfort for homeowners, satisfaction is our top priority. We know what kind of investment a home is and being comfortable is more than just a want, it’s a need. This is why we work around the clock in order to ensure homeowners get the services they need when they need them the most.
At Horizon Services, we utilize years of experience and knowledge into every job we handle because our customers mean that much to us. We want you to have the best system possible so your comfort is never compromised.
Call us today to discuss your service needs.