5 Tips to Prepare for a Cool Summer

The summer heat can make you appreciate the luxury of owning air conditioning in your home. A cool indoor space is desirable when the temperatures rise up into the 90’s and 100’s, giving you respite from the sweltering heat. Unfortunately, keeping your home cool can come at a high energy cost if you depend solely on AC to cool your home. Here are five ways to help prepare your home to fight the heat and lower your AC costs.

  1. Invested in window dressings. Keeping the sun from shining through your windows and glass doors can help keep your home cooler. Drapes, shades and blinds can block the sun and keep your home cooler.
  2. Use portable and ceiling fans. Make sure you have fans available to circulate the air. For ceiling fans, make sure they are set for summer, pulling heat up, not pushing it down. Portable fans are great at night to blow in cooler air from outside, giving your AC unit a break.
  3. Clear around vents and your AC unit. Get ready for summer by removing any debris around your outdoor AC unit to prevent air blockages. Also clear around your vents inside to allow the air to flow.
  4. Change your air filter. Make sure you have a clean air filter in place to improve AC efficiency – now is a good time to stock up on replacements so you have them handy to replace as needed during the summer.
  5. Schedule an AC tune-up. Have your local HVAC service come perform a tune-up on your AC now. This can ensure your AC unit is maintained and ready to perform efficiently during the hot months ahead.

Preparing your home ahead of time for the hot summer can help you lower the cost of cooling your home. You will be glad your AC is working great when those hot dog days of summer come around.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
1925 Lena Carter Road
Buford, GA 30519
(770) 475-9528

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