How to Beat the Summer Heat with Your Air Conditioner

Warmer temperatures are right around the corner in Philadelphia, which means it’s nearly time to turn on your air conditioner. But just because it’s about to be the air conditioning season doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to keep your home comfortable. From increasing your home’s efficiency to adding a programmable thermostat, there are a number of ways to beat the summer heat without driving up your monthly energy expenses. 

Fresh Filtration 

One of the easiest ways to keep your air conditioner running at optimal performance is by exchanging your home’s air filter every month during the summer. Your air conditioner’s peak season is nearly here, which means that you’ll be relying on it a lot. Running your air conditioner constantly can quickly build up dirt and dust on your air filter, making it more difficult for your system to move the same amount of air. Over time that can mean AC repair, which no one wants to deal with when the temperatures in Philadelphia get their hottest. Keeping a fresh filter in your system can help you improve efficiency and keep your home more comfortable while you’re at it. 

Programmed Performance 

Programmable thermostats aren’t new, but they have grown quite a bit over the last couple years, permitting homeowners to experience new levels of control and comfort. What often goes unnoticed is how a perfectly programmed thermostat can help boost your air conditioner’s efficiency and make a dent in your monthly energy costs. By keeping your home warmer when you are away, you can give your air conditioner a break and take advantage of the savings that come with not cooling an empty home. 

Keep Windows Covered 

When you leave your home, closing your blinds and shades can help keep unwelcome heat out of your home. When left open, that heat can trigger your air conditioner to turn on even when you’re not home, boosting costs and unnecessarily using energy that you’re not even feeling the benefits of. Even in regions like Philadelphia you can take advantage of blackout curtains to help keep even more heat out of your home. 

Knowing that the temperature is on the rise in Philadelphia brings about great joy, so don’t let high energy bills change that. There are a number of easy changes you can make to increase efficiency and keep your home comfortable. If you’d like to know more about beating the heat this summer, give the experts at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 215-259-5850 or set up an appointment online to get your air conditioner service completed before the temperatures soar. 

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