Stop Fighting Your AC
Your AC works hard to cool down your home when the summer sun is at its brightest. But there are other sources from which heat can change your home’s comfort level. And most of these sources are inside your home!
Your AC will fight to remove heat from your home, but the more heat lingers, the more your AC needs to run. This costs you more energy and can put stress on your system. Therefore, you can see why it’s a good idea to reduce as many sources of heat as possible. Here are some activities to consider avoiding.
Cooking Up a Storm
While summer is the perfect time to host a cookout, using your oven can cause the temperature in your home to rise drastically. Your AC will detect this and respond accordingly. Similarly, excessive stove use will also emit extra heat.
Try to cook as much as you can on your outdoor grill or cook space. If you need to cook inside, use smaller appliances like a slow cooker, air fryer, or toaster oven.
Opening Blinds & Curtains
We love letting the sunshine in our homes on nice days, but, despite the window buffer, this can actually make your home warmer. We obviously don’t want you to sit in the dark all day, but you can strategically close blinds or curtains that are facing the sun (especially in rooms that are not being used) in order to protect against intense rays.
Using Dirty Filters
Your air filters are a key part of maintaining a comfortable home. Over time, the filters get clogged with dust and debris, making airflow harder. Eventually, they can get so clogged that they actually restrict airflow. This prevents cool air from reaching the vents around your home and making it warmer while your AC is still running. Talk about waste!
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