Most people think that if they have an AC unit, it will keep their home naturally cooler and solve all of their summer heat issues. Even though the air conditioner units do the majority of the work, relying on your AC to keep your home 100% cool this summer is not always the smartest idea. Being fully reliant on the unit, will put pressure on your unit and strain it from doing its daily operations. To avoid extra maintenance costs this season, here are 5 easy tips that will complement your AC unit’s functionality and keep your home naturally cooler.
Close the blinds/shades during the day
Most of us aren’t home during the day anyway, so this may be an easy step for you. Keeping your blinds and shades closed during the day will block out the hot sun and prevent from your air conditioning unit from having to work so hard. You would be surprised about how well blackout curtains and blinds keep out the heat of the day!
Let the cool night air in
Another way to keep your home naturally cooler this summer is by letting the cool night air in. As surprising as it may sound, many professionals suggest opening a window at night to let the cool air in and then closing it in the morning once it gets hot. This will help ventilation within the house.
There is nothing worse than letting your expensive cold air float out your front door. To prevent this from happening, professionals suggest weatherstripping doors and windows that lead outside to keep the cool air in and the hot air out. This method is also very popular during the winter to have the opposite effect of keeping the warm air in and the cold air out. Either way, weatherstripping is a great way to prevent throwing money down the drain!
Avoid heating appliances
The experts suggest avoiding using any heating device until after 8 pm or when the sun goes down. Using your oven, stove, curling iron, etc., can make your house up to 10 degrees hotter!
Use a dehumidifier
The last way to keep your home naturally cooler this summer is to keep your dehumidifier going! Humidity will make your home feel ten times hotter than it actually is and cause internal damage to the walls of your house. By using a dehumidifier you are sucking out all of the moisture in your home and protecting more than just your sanity!
Yes having a fantastic AC unit, like the ones you find at Johnson’s HVAC, is crucial to keeping your home cool this summer, but there are also steps that you can incorporate into your daily routine!
As Westmoreland County’s #1 Trane dealer, Johnson’s Heating & Air Conditioning can help you with all of your heating, cooling, indoor air quality, and plumbing concerns. Our experienced plumbers, AC contractor specialists, and heating experts understand how to work with all different makes and models. Our emergency 24-hour fix-fast service is always available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to assist you. Click here to schedule your consultation today!