Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Shreveport can be brutal. But you don’t have to make a choice between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve put together some tips to make it simple.

The top thing you can do to stay comfy and sustain energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system running dependably and efficiently, and Moon's Air can help. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll complete the following tasks suggested by ENERGY STAR and more:

  • Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors to ensure safe operation of your system and the chance of a longer life for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as need be. Dirty coils require your system to operate more often to do its job.
  • Check system controls to be sure of proper and safe operation.
  • Check refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to ensure accurate system airflow.

Another crucial piece to keeping cool is routinely checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may raise energy costs and damage your equipment, which could lead to premature failure. Our Moon's Air professionals will inspect these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to take a look at the manufacturer’s recommendations to set up your own schedule to swap them out.

Here are some other tips to keep your home comfy and energy-efficient:

  • Look at thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you cool when you are home and saves energy while you are not around.
  • If you find yourself cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let the night air cool your home for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to retain the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
  • Use fans to your advantage. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a little higher than you normally would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another style of fan people routinely forget about when they’re attempting to keep cool is their bathroom ventilation fan. Make certain to run yours when you shower as well as 20 minutes or longer after you’re done to get rid of the heat and humidity from your home.
  • Avoid leaving lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven are adding heat into your home, but even everyday activities like watching TV, working on the computer, and drying or curling your hair can up the heat in your home.

If you’d like more ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Moon's Air at call at 318-215-7938 or request an appointment with us online.