Spring Cooling: 7 Ways to Save on Your AC

As chilly winter days become rarer and the inviting warmth of early spring finally graces your neighborhood, you may start thinking about how you’ll keep your living space cool and comfortable when summer arrives. Spring is the perfect time to adopt energy-efficient cooling solutions to help you save big in the warmer months ahead.

Here are seven things to implement today, courtesy of the professionals at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

1. Run Ceiling Fans 

If you haven’t used your ceiling fans in the summer, you’re missing out on a terrific opportunity to improve comfort and energy efficiency. By making the room feel roughly four degrees cooler, the wind chill effect from operating a ceiling fan lets you turn up the thermostat without making your home feel too hot. Just remember, fans cool people, not rooms, so switch them off when you leave to save energy.

2. Be Smart With Your Windows 

Regarding controlling your home’s temperature, windows can be your best friends or your worst enemies. The difference between the two is learning how to use them effectively based on how warm or cold it is outside:

  • On cool but sunny days, elevate the blinds to let the sunshine in to warm your home naturally.
  • On much warmer days, open windows on opposite sides of the dwelling to produce a cooling cross-breeze. If allergies are a concern, it’s better to use your AC to protect against pollen from getting in.
  • On hot days, close the curtains over your south- and west-facing windows to minimize solar heat gain and delay the need for home cooling.

3. Use the Backyard Grill

Using the oven or stovetop raises the indoor temperature, making your cooling system work harder and use more electricity. Make the most of the lovely spring weather by moving your cooking outdoors. Grilling is a great way to get some fresh air while keeping your residence cool and comfortable. In addition, when you start grilling season early, you avoid the extreme heat and bothersome mosquitoes of summer.

4. Spring Clean with a Mission 

Spring cleaning is a practice that provides a fresh, uncluttered home just in time for warmer weather. You may not have heard, but spring cleaning is also a chance to improve your home’s energy efficiency. As you go through your home and freshen up, concentrate on places in your home that can impede airflow and, as a result, increase your home’s electricity bills. Here are some areas to tackle:

  • • Wipe down ceiling fan blades and set them to run counterclockwise.
  • Use caulk or weatherstripping to close leaks around windows and doors.
  • Clean sliding glass door tracks to lower the amount of air leakage.
  • Change the HVAC air filter to help with optimal airflow.
  • Clear out debris from around the outdoor AC unit to improve performance.
  • Clean the coils underneath or behind the refrigerator to minimize the power necessary to keep your food cold.
  • Wipe down light fixtures and exchange outdated incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs.

5. Get Your Air Conditioner a Tune Up

A spring AC check-up prepares your AC for the summer’s high temperatures. While you can perform a few tasks yourself, such as switching out the air filter and clearing away obstructions from the exterior unit, only a skilled specialist can clean the evaporator coil, lubricate moving parts and top off the refrigerant. Seasonal tune-ups can go a long ways to help reduce power consumption, promote more reliable performance and extend an AC unit’s service life. Arrange service with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in the spring so you can be sure that your system is ready to operate at its best when you need it most.

6. Show Your Air Ducts Some TLC

Spring is always a great time to evaluate your home’s ductwork. Sealing and insulating the ductwork helps conditioned air get to its destination more efficiently. Plus, detailed duct cleaning removes debris buildup, helping make sure your home’s air moves smoothly through the system. These ductwork services save power and improve indoor air quality, making your home a more comfortable place to be during the summer.

7. Upgrade for Power Efficiency  

Think about upgrading your HVAC system or major appliances to energy-efficient models this spring. ENERGY STAR-certified products use less power without losing performance. Improvements necessitate an investment, but you can expect substantial energy bill savings and a more comfortable, sustainable residence. These improvements also improve a home’s value if you ever decide to put the home on the market. Spring is a good time for HVAC updates, as contractors are generally less busy, so that it is easier to set up the installation at a convenient time for you.   

Count on Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for Your HVAC Needs in the U.S. this Spring 

For help implementing any of these recommendations this spring, reach out to Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We deliver affordable, energy-efficient cooling remedies in the U.S. to save you money all year long. Everything we do is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can count on us to deliver comfort and a secure feeling in your home. For skilled service that makes a positive impact on your daily life, call 866-397-3787 today!

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