Keeping Cool During Southern Summers
Summer in the South can be excruciating. If you live in Texas, Louisiana or Mississippi, you already know that 30 plus consecutive days of 3 digit temperatures is, indeed, possible. Instead of sweating it out, you need to take some time now to get your home air system ready for summer.
There are a few things you can do to get your home ready for 100+ degree weather. You can start with the basics. Make sure that your windows are well shaded and put your ceiling fans to good use during the evening.
If you are building a new home, make sure that you plant some shade trees around your house. This can greatly decrease your electric bill during the summer. Also, make sure that you install an energy efficient air conditioner. When you are choosing an air conditioning unit, make sure that it is the correct size. Many homes have air conditioning units that are 50% larger than they really need to be. This means that they use more energy than is needed and their electric bills are higher.
If you have an older air conditioning system, have it checked out by a specialist to find out if there are any updates that need to be made. You can check out the Cedar Park AC installation news for information on getting your air conditioner serviced and ready for summer.
If your outdoor air unit is not covered, it should be. You can increase its efficiency by 5 to 10% by just building a cover or shade for the unit.
Clean your air conditioning filter at least once per month during the summer. You will find that it collects a lot of dust and debris when it is in constant use, so in order to keep it running well and cooling your home, make sure that it is clean and clear.
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