It’s Heating Up Out There!
The hot and humid summer heat is here! As much as we may love the sun’s heat when we’re out and about but we all know when we are home we want to be comfortable.
Depending on the air conditioner your home has will dictate how enjoyable your home is this summer.
Tips to Beat this 4th of July Heat
Newer Thermostats Equal Controlled Indoor Humidity
Your home might have way too much humidity to be comfortable.
Older thermostats will tell your AC to keep running until it cools to the desired temperature and then turns off. Yes, it will turn off rather than maintain and modulate the humidity. This turning on and off is not efficient.
Get yourself a new thermostat. Newer thermostats work by running through stages, otherwise known as modulating. This is so the thermostat only uses as much energy as it needs to maintain exact temperatures while monitoring and maintaining your home’s humidity.
Also, newer thermostats empower you to control the fan speed and run time, both aiding in helping decrease the humidity in your home.
Keep the uncomfortable heat and humidity outside while consistently remaining cool inside.
Can you believe it’s that time again? You probably feel like you just changed your HVAC filter. But trust us, changing your system’s air filter is worth the benefits.
Dirty Filters Equal Hotter Homes
Your home’s airflow can be exactly where you need it to be while maintaining a smooth operating HVAC system. Plus with your new air filter you will not only maximize your comfort but you will also save big on your energy bill while having peace of mind the air flowing throughout your home is clean.
While You’re In There, Check HVAC Drains
It was one heck of a long winter. Is your HVAC system ready to combat this intense summer heat? Proper maintenance and HVAC monitoring is the best way to protect your home from the heat. Ensuring everything is working as it should could prevent you from not having AC midsummer simply because you had a proper routine maintenance check.
When You Are Not Home
You like your home cool and comfortable but does it need to be that cold when you are not home?
Be sure your thermostat temperature is around 78 degrees when you are not home. You’ll save money and save time versus if you were to turn off your AC when you’re not home. Keeping your thermostat around 78 when you’re not home gives you more control and a quicker cooling time when you bump it down when you come home.
Before you leave, take a quick lap around the house to ensure all windows are shut and importantly the blinds or curtains are drawn. That sun is hot! Eliminating the sun’s hot rays from entering your home will help keep it cool.
Early morning or late at night, if it’s not too humid feel free to open some windows or sliding doors to let some of the cool air in. Turn on the floor and ceiling fans throughout your home to help get that fresh cool air circulating throughout. Before it starts to heat up outside or before you leave, be sure to shut off all fans, close and cover up all windows.
Give your oven a summer break! Try to cook outdoors or use a slow cooker. The heat from your oven and stove will add to the heat in your home, keep that heat out!
Is the damper on your fireplace closed? Keep that hot air from finding its way in your home.
Switch out your linens and covers to lighter options. No need for that heavy quilt in July! Swap to a lighter blanket so you are comfortable at night without having your home feel like Antarctica when you wake up in the morning. Grab a fan! The air moving around you will trick your body into thinking it’s cooler than it actually is.
Hopefully you and your family are set to have a fantastic fourth. Whatever your plans are, use these tips to beat the 4th of July heat so you all can come home to a cozy, cool, comfortable home.
Contact us to purchase your home’s next thermostat and save up to 30% on your energy bill!