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Energy-Saving Tips for Summer

June 12, 2024 | Blog

As the summer heat sets in across Pasadena, Missouri City, Pearland, Alvin, South Houston, and La Marque, keeping your home cool can lead to higher energy bills. At Air Tech of Pasadena, we understand the importance of staying comfortable without breaking the bank. Here are some energy-saving tips to help you keep your home cool efficiently this summer.

Energy-Saving Tips for Summer

1. Use a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat allows you to set specific temperatures for different times of the day, ensuring your air conditioning runs only when needed. This can significantly reduce energy usage.

Expert Tip: Set your thermostat higher when you’re away from home and lower when you’re back for optimal savings.

2. Close Blinds and Curtains

Direct sunlight can heat up your home quickly. Keeping blinds and curtains closed during the hottest parts of the day helps block out the sun and keep indoor temperatures down.

Expert Tip: Use blackout curtains for added insulation and to keep your home cooler.

3. Seal Windows and Doors

Ensure your windows and doors are properly sealed to prevent cool air from escaping and warm air from entering. Use weatherstripping or caulking to seal any gaps or leaks.

Expert Tip: Check for drafts regularly and seal them immediately to maintain a consistent indoor temperature.

4. Use Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans help circulate cool air throughout your home, making it feel cooler without lowering the thermostat. Make sure your fans are set to spin counterclockwise in the summer to create a cooling breeze.

Expert Tip: Turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room to save energy.

5. Cook Wisely

Cooking indoors can add extra heat to your home. Opt for outdoor grilling, using the microwave, or preparing cold meals during hot days to avoid raising indoor temperatures.

Expert Tip: Use kitchen exhaust fans to help remove excess heat when cooking indoors.

6. Maintain Your A/C System

Regular maintenance ensures your air conditioning system runs efficiently and effectively. Schedule a tune-up with Air Tech of Pasadena to keep your A/C in top shape throughout the summer.

Expert Tip: Replace air filters regularly and keep the outdoor unit clear of debris for optimal performance.

7. Insulate Your Home

Proper insulation helps keep the cool air inside and the hot air outside. Check your attic, walls, and floors for adequate insulation and upgrade if necessary.

Expert Tip: Add reflective insulation in the attic to reduce heat gain during the summer months.

8. Use Natural Ventilation

Take advantage of cooler evenings and mornings by opening windows to let in fresh air. This can help cool your home naturally without relying solely on your A/C.

Expert Tip: Use window fans to enhance natural ventilation and create cross-breezes.

9. Limit Heat-Producing Appliances

Appliances like ovens, dryers, and even certain light bulbs generate heat. Limit their use during the hottest parts of the day to keep your home cooler.

Expert Tip: Consider using energy-efficient appliances that produce less heat and consume less energy.

Preventive Maintenance

The best way to ensure your A/C system is ready for the summer heat is through regular preventive maintenance. Schedule a tune-up with Air Tech of Pasadena to keep your system running efficiently. Our experienced technicians will perform a comprehensive inspection, clean critical components, and address any potential issues before they become major problems.

Expert Tip: Sign up for a maintenance plan to receive regular service reminders and priority scheduling.

Stay cool and save energy this summer with these practical tips. Contact Air Tech of Pasadena today at (281) 393-7875 to schedule your maintenance service or for any A/C repairs. You can also click here to schedule an appointment online.

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