Posted on: 7 February 2018
If the thought of summer has you feeling on edge, it might be time to start thinking about ways to cool you down, especially inside your home. The last thing you want is to deal with a hot, uncomfortable home this summer. Unfortunately, that's exactly what you'll be dealing with if you don't take steps right now to get your home and your air conditioner ready for summer. If you're not sure what to do to get your home ready for summer, here are three tips to help get you started.
Switch to an Energy Efficient Air Conditioner
If your air conditioner is finally on its last legs, and you spent more than you want to on cooling and repair bills last summer, it's time for a new air conditioner. Air conditioners aren't designed to last forever. In fact, most models wear out right around the 10 year mark. You can usually tell that it's time for a new model when your summers are spent waiting on repairs. If it's time for a new air conditioner, make sure you choose an energy efficient model. Your home will stay cool all summer and you'll save money on your energy bills.
Go Zone Coverage in Your Home
While you're choosing a new air conditioner for your home, talk to your HVAC technician about zone coverage. That's a way to control the temperature of your home one room at a time. With zone coverage, you won't need to waste money cooling rooms that you're not in. Instead, you'll be able to choose the rooms to cool, and you'll be able to adjust the temperatures within each room individually. That's a great way to stay cool at night without cooling the entire home.
Install an Exterior Misting System
If you've got a few exterior walls that are exposed to direct sunlight throughout the day, your home is going to have a hard time staying cool. As a result, your air conditioning unit will need to run non-stop just to beat back the heat that's being absorbed through the walls of your home. One way to combat that problem is to install an exterior misting system. The misting system will help cool down the exterior walls so that less heat gets absorbed into your home. Not only that, but the mist will also help cool down your yard, which is great when you're trying to relax on your patio.Share