4 Ways Homeowners Can Beat The Heat

By this point in the year, homeowners are looking for any possible way to beat the summer heat. With the hottest months still ahead, now is the right time to help your home become more efficient and stand up to the sweltering summer days. We’ve compiled a list of tips you can use to save money and stay cool!

Perform Regular AC Maintenance

This one should be at the top of your list. Getting your air conditioner serviced is a great way to ensure performance through the summer. While there are many benefits of regular air conditioner maintenance, improved AC efficiency and reliability are the most helpful. With Maki’s AC tune up, one of our friendly, certified HVAC technicians test your air conditioner, and ensures it’s ready for the coming heat.

Adding Insulation

When you add insulation, it reduces the amount of energy required to heat and cool a home. To determine if your home would benefit from more insulation, you can perform an energy audit or hire a professional to come and gauge the efficiency of your home. When adding insulation, be sure to wear proper eye and mouth protection.

Drop The Shades & Turn On The Fan

During the cooler hours of early morning, it’s nice to feel the breeze through an open window. But, as temperatures rise with the sun, you may want to close your blinds and turn on the fan. Using window or door shades keeps rooms cooler, and fans circulate cool air around the room. This will help keep your air conditioner off a little longer in the mornings and evenings.

Check Your AC Filter

With summer heat drying everything out, dust and debris tend to collect in greater amounts. This can substantially reduce the lifespan of your AC filter. During normal weather we recommend changing your filters every 30-60 days, but during the hottest months it’s best to check it every month.
There are other ways of keeping your home cool, windows and doors provide light to a room and add a nice decorative touch. But, they can also be costing you extra money on your AC bill. When your windows and doors aren’t properly sealed, your air conditioner has to work harder to keep up. Going around all your exterior access points and sealing cracks or leaks can save you money on your utility bill. Don’t forget about weather stripping on exterior doors. Gaps in your door frame can easily leak that precious cool air. . Both options will reduce the amount of work your AC has to do. If you’ve tried some of these tips and you still can’t seem to beat the heat, contact us to schedule your consultation with a licensed Maki technician.
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