How to Beat the Summer Heat in Boise with Your Air Conditioner

April 23, 2015

Warmer temps are right around the corner in Boise, which means it’s nearly time to turn on your air conditioner. But just because it’s about to be the air conditioning season doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to keep your home comfortable. From boosting your home’s efficiency to adding a programmable thermostat, there are a variety of ways to beat the summer heat without driving up your monthly energy costs.

Fresh Filtration

One of the easiest ways to keep your air conditioner working at optimal performance is by changing your home’s air filter every month during the summer. Your air conditioner’s peak season is almost here, which means that you’ll be relying on it quite a bit. Running your air conditioner all the time can quickly build up dirt and dust on your air filter, making it more difficult for your system to move the same amount of air. Over time that can point to AC repair, which no one wants to deal with when the temperatures in Boise get their hottest. Keeping a fresh filter in your system can help you boost efficiency and keep your home more comfortable while you’re at it.

Programmed Performance

Programmable thermostats aren’t new, but they have evolved quite a bit over the last few years, letting homeowners experience new levels of control and comfort. What often goes unnoticed is how a perfectly programmed thermostat can help improve your air conditioner’s efficiency and make a dent in your monthly energy expenses. By keeping your home warmer when you are away, you can give your air conditioner a break and utilize the savings that come with not cooling an empty home.

Keep Windows Covered

When you leave your home, closing your blinds and shades can help keep undesired heat out of your home. When left open, that heat can trigger your air conditioner to turn on even when you’re not home, driving up costs and unnecessarily using energy that you’re not even feeling the benefits of. Even in regions like Boise you can use blackout curtains to help keep even more heat out of your home.

Knowing that the temperature is on the rise in Boise brings about great joy, so don’t let high energy costs change that. There are a variety of easy changes you can make to boost efficiency and keep your home comfortable. If you’d like to find out more about beating the heat this summer, give the pros at TML Service Experts a call at 208-488-4892 or set up an appointment online to get your air conditioner service completed before the temperatures soar.

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