Summer is almost here, and while we’re all ready to welcome the warmer weather, it’s much better to leave the warm temperatures outside. Inside our homes, there’s nothing like having a refreshing and cool escape from the sun’s rays. That’s where an HVAC unit comes in very handy. For a cool house, an HVAC unit is a godsend. That said, the effectiveness of an HVAC unit can be maximized with some smart measures. In this blog post, we’ll look at five clever HVAC hacks to ensure that your home is a cool haven and an escape from the heat outside.
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1. Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
These days, thermostats feature an incredible level of technology, allowing us to easily control the temperature in our home—even when we’re not at home. Installing a smart thermostat is a great way to make your home’s HVAC unit more efficient.
A smart thermostat can send your presence and adjust the run time of your AC accordingly. What’s more, a smart thermostat is even able to factor the local weather into the equation. According to the US Department of Energy, it’s possible to save 10% a year on your home’s heating and cooling costs by better utilizing your thermostat.
2. Open Doors and Registers
For the most efficient and effective HVAC system in your home, it’s best to open doors and registers and let the air flow freely. If you were wondering, a register is a vent that you’ll find either on the floor or ceiling of a room. So, simply opening up your home can lead to a cooler home during the upcoming summer months.
When you close the door in a room, the room itself can become pressurized. The conditioned air will look for a way to escape, which it often does through gaps around the window or leaks into the attic. Not a very efficient use of conditioned air!
3. Change the Air Filter
If you want to keep your HVAC working efficiently, a good idea is to change the air filter. Regularly cleaning the air filter will also helo to extend the life of your HVAC unit. If the filter remains unchanged, it can become clogged with debris, which reduces the airflow significantly.
4. Schedule Regular Maintenance
Keeping your HVAC unit in tip-top condition with regular maintenance from a professional HVAC contractor is the best ‘hack’ that we can give you. This will ensure that your system continues working as efficiently as possible, year after year. Advantage Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling are on-hand to help you beat the heat this summer.
HVAC Hacks to Beat the Heat This Summer
Hurrah for summer! It’s a wonderful time of year, but it can also be stifling with the spike in temperatures. Beat the heat with these handy HVAC hacks and with Advantage Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling.