It’s summertime in northeast Ohio again. and here are some things we recommend you do to make sure you have a pleasantly cool home. With fresh clean air while saving energy and utilizing your HVAC system correctly.

  1. Thermostat settings – according to the U.S. Department of energy set the thermostat to 78°F (26°C) or as high a temperature as comfortably possible. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be.
  2. Use natural air – At night or on cooler days, open some windows to cool down your living environment. this will not only save you energy costs. but will also circulate fresh air into your home. keep the window coverings closed during the day to block the sun’s heat.
  3. Filters – Clean or replace the filters on your HVAC unit. A clean filter means clean air. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly. 
  4. Air Conditioner Coils – The air conditioner’s evaporator coil and condenser coil collect dirt over their months and years of service. A clean filter prevents the evaporator coil from soiling quickly. In time, however, the evaporator coil will still collect dirt. This dirt reduces airflow and insulates the coil, reducing its ability to absorb heat. To avoid this problem, check your evaporator coil every year and clean it as necessary.
  5. Hiring a Professional –

When your air conditioner needs more than regular maintenance, hire a professional service technician. A well-trained technician will find and fix problems in your air conditioning system.

The technician should: