With summer just around the corner, then surely we are all aware of the extreme summer heat that is yet to come. Though most of us welcome the summertime, especially after all those long cold winter months and the bitter cold temperatures, the discomfort that the extremely high summer temperatures can cause you and your family make summer relaxation and comfort a bit of a challenge.
Air conditioning certainly combats this problem, but can present homeowners with another problem in its place – high utility bills from running your air conditioner as often as you need. Your air conditioning is obviously the most used appliance or piece of equipment in your home during the hot summer days and nights, so knowing effective ways to make your air conditioning system more efficient and make it work less and drive down your energy costs while it serves to keep your home cool is something every homeowner wants and needs to know.
Here at Green Attics, Inc. we educate all our valued clients on varied ways to make their home air conditioning systems work more efficiently and help in lowering their cooling costs by almost 30-40%. There are varied approaches you can take to accomplish this very task and keep your home cool, which we have outlined for you below.
To begin with the use of ceiling and exhaust fans in your home can present with a cooling effect of near to six degrees in your home. It is important to run your fans counterclockwise in order to achieve this result. Next, with regard to other fans in your home, be certain to run your range fan when cooking so as to keep moisture out of the air and be certain to run your bathroom fans as well. When moisture is allowed into the air it causes your air conditioner to work harder to cool down the house. The use of fans throughout the house help to enhance the life expectancy of your cooling system as well.
Another important tip for cooling your home in the summer months is to avoid blocking the registers in your home. When registers are blocked this directly interferes with the air flow that is being generated by your cooling system and, therefore, causes your system to be less efficient because the cool air is unable to properly make its way in and throughout the house.
Yet another very important tip is to perform regular routine maintenance on your cooling system to ensure that the system is clean, working properly, and any necessary adjustments or repairs are made as needed. A properly functioning air conditioner certainly helps to conserve energy and lower your utility bills when it is able to operate properly without unsuspecting interruptions. Routinely inspecting your home’s duct work is every bit as important and beneficial as well.
Along this very line, the experts here at Green Attics, Inc. also highly recommend the installation of programmable thermostats which can easily raise the temperatures in your home when you are away and lower the temperature in your home and cool the home down prior to your return. Programmable thermostats are very inexpensive and will greatly contribute to lower utility bills in just a matter of months.
A final helpful tip to keep your home cool is to add insulation to your home’s attic. Most homes have less than 12 to 14 inches of insulation in their attics, which is the appropriate amount of insulation needed to properly insulate a home. Attic insulation will prevent all the heat that typically collects in your attic from making its way into your living space below. Insulating your attic will save you a good deal of money all year round on your utility bills overall. Here at Green Attics, Inc. we offer a wide range of insulation products and materials for your attics that are not only efficient, and effective but are safe and very affordable, economical and eco-friendly as well. Adding insulation to your attic is a great return on your home investment and as we have already explained will greatly reduce home heating and cooling costs year round.
We hope these helpful tips assist you in keeping your home cool in the upcoming hot summer months. And remember, if you are looking to insulate your attic, then look no further than the expert technicians here at Green Attics, Inc. Contact us today and schedule your insulation before the extreme summer heat and humidity makes its way into your home and tries to take away your summer fun and relaxation.