The heat of the summer can be unbearably hot and you may be looking for ways to get the most out of your air conditioner without spending a lot of money. There are several things you can do to keep your home cool and extend the life of your air conditioning unit. These tips will help you conserve energy and can get the most out of your air conditioner.
Seal the Windows and Doors
One of the first steps that you can take to keep a cool house and reduce your energy costs is to seal the windows and doors. While it’s best to have energy-efficient windows and doors, it’s also not in everyone’s budget. But if you want to save yourself a lot of money without replacing your old doors and windows, some sealing will help.
Run the Appliances Another Time
When you have a load of laundry that you need to dry or some dishes that you want to clean, you should wait until the sun goes down or you leave the house to run your appliances. For instance, if you’re going to go to the grocery store for a couple of hours, you can run your dishwasher then. But, if you prefer to be home when your appliances are running, turn them on after the sun goes down. These types of appliances put out a lot of heat, and you can stay cooler if you run them when you are out of the house or during the cooler night hours.
Run the Dehumidifier
There are times when the humidity is the bigger issue, but you can overcome this by simply running the dehumidifier. This will also save you a lot of money in energy costs while helping to prevent your air conditioner from being overworked.
If you need help with your Fort Myers, FL, air conditioner, call Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc. Our experts can give you additional tips for getting the most out of your air conditioner. We also offer furnace, blown insulation, and home automation system services.