Although the official start of summer may not yet be here, it is certainly getting hotter. It can be difficult to keep cool in the spring and summer, and energy bills can spike even when your AC is working well. What if there were a way to lower the cost of cooling down? We decided to dedicate this blog specifically to tips that will help keep you cool and lessen the load on your AC.

These tips will keep you cool and cost-effective. These are common ways to reduce heat, lower your AC’s load and lower your energy bills. You’ll be well on the way to keeping cool for very little money once you’re finished reading this article.

Make sure you have checked your filters

You may be used to changing your filters occasionally, but it is important to keep your HVAC system in good condition, especially during hotter months. Unexpected clogs can cause your AC to produce less air and work harder. It takes only a few minutes to check your air filter and it is vital to know how your AC is working.

You should inspect your house and ducts for leaks

If your AC is producing cool air, make sure it doesn’t leak into your home or ductwork. Your home and ductwork will be more comfortable during heat waves if there is less cool air. You don’t open the doors to your home or close your windows in your car when the AC is on, and you wouldn’t let the air out of your home if it was leaking.

Use Fans & Gravity

Although fans can’t create cooler temperatures it is important that you know they can cool your body. The illusion of cool air blowing on a surface can make it seem cooler. Floor fans and ceiling fans are great ways to keep cool.

It’s important to remember that heat rises. Fans can be used to improve the air flow and remove heat from your home during the spring and summer heat.

Use the Power Of Evaporation

Evaporation was used by ancient civilizations to cool their cities and homes. You can now do this to cool your home. You can cool your outside walls by simply spraying water on them. This should not be done every day. Instead, save it for the hottest days.

Make the Most of Your Windows and Blinds

Your home’s natural cooling process is to open your windows at night. This increases air circulation. Because the temperatures are lower at night, this is the best time to do it. To keep the cool air inside and prevent direct sunlight from entering, make sure you close your blinds and windows during the day.

Take care of your AC

Shade can make your AC more efficient and reduce energy consumption. Your air conditioner will keep you cool by keeping it cool outside. Keep it clean to make sure it is efficient. Give your AC unit the attention it deserves by taking 30 minutes from your day. You only need a few tools to clean the area around your AC unit. It will make a big difference in your home’s comfort. American Air Repair also offers affordable AC tune-up services.

Reduce Appliance Use

You should avoid heat-producing appliances in your home. Appliances are included in the calculation of how much cooling a home needs. The heat energy generated inside your home can make a big difference in how hot or cool your home will get, especially during summer and spring. Reducing the amount of appliances you use can make a big difference in your AC’s performance and reduce the load on it.

If you don’t want to use the stove or over for dinner, then consider using an outdoor grill. You can also dry your clothes or hand-wash dishes by air drying them. When it comes to beating the heat, anything and everything is helpful.

American Air Repair Is Here For You

We are all about helping Floridians get through the heat. We hope these tips will help you make the most of the hottest months of the year. Although each of these tips can help you a little, all of them can have a significant impact on your home comfort.

These tricks are great, but they can’t replace a properly functioning air conditioner. You should immediately contact our office if you have any concerns about your AC.  If you have further questions or want to schedule an appointment, please contact AAR today!