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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

Beat The Heat This Summer While Remaining Energy Efficient

by Jamie Shaw

If you are a homeowner who tries to keep their energy costs down as much as possible, the summer season can present a real challenge. A working air conditioning system can help keep your family cool and comfortable, but at what cost? The good news is, you don't have to watch your energy bill skyrocket just to stay comfortable. Here are some tips for managing your AC and the overall climate inside your home this summer.

Experiment With Higher Temperatures

If you have always set your AC to the same temperature every summer, it's time to try something different. It's likely you could increase the temperature by one or two degrees and still feel comfortable. You might not even really notice a big difference for just a small adjustment. That small adjustment though could lead to big savings over the course of an entire summer. Talk to your family about what everyone is comfortable with and then start tweaking the settings to find a happy medium for everyone.

Circulate Air With Ceiling Fans

One way you could keep your house comfortable even after raising the temperature a bit would be to help the air circulate within your home. Ceiling fans or standing fans can go a long way toward helping you feel a cool breeze even when your AC isn't turned on. You could try using fans only and keeping the AC off during the cooler days of summer when it's not an absolute scorcher outside. The circulating air can help you feel like it's cooler in the house than it actually is from a temperature standpoint.

Keep Your AC Clean and Efficient

A dirty AC system is going to have to work harder and stay on longer in order to reach your desired temperature. If you don't change your air filter on a regular basis or at least clean it out, you need to get into this habit this summer. You should also give the entire AC unit an inspection and cleaning at least once this summer in order to ensure everything is operating as efficiently as possible.

Check Window and Door Insulation

You can have the most efficient air conditioning system in the world and it won't matter if your windows and doors are betraying you. Check your insulation throughout your house, paying special attention to these two areas. Work to eliminate drafts with weather stripping or caulking or even brand-new windows if necessary. 

Contact a local AC contractor to learn more.