Tips for Using Your Air Conditioner More Effectively – Pt. 2

In our last post, we talked about three ways to use your air conditioner more efficiently. Simply by keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees, keeping curtains closed in unoccupied rooms, and using your ceiling fans, you can reduce your energy use and keep your AC working efficiently. Here are three more tips to help you stay cool this summer:

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Exhaust Fans are Your Friend
Cooking inside in the summer can raise the temperature inside your home, causing your air conditioner to work harder to cool your home. One way to reduce this is to use the exhaust fan over your stove to remove the hot air. You can also make use of a floor fan if you don’t have an exhaust fan.

Get a Dehumidifier
The worst part about summer in Florida isn’t the heat – it’s the humidity. By using a dehumidifier in your home, you can afford to set your thermostat higher. When you combine a dehumidifier with fans, you can make your home extremely comfortable while setting the air conditioner to 78 degrees or higher.

Keep Your Unit Out of the Sun
Your air conditioner should be installed on the north side of your house to prevent sunlight from hitting it, but this isn’t always the case. You can also plant shrubs and trees around your unit to keep it in the shade. When too much sunlight hits your AC unit, it thinks that it’s too hot in your home and will work harder than it needs to in order to compensate.

When you need a tune-up service to keep your air conditioner running efficiently, turn to one of the best Tampa AC companies in the area – Sun Air Tampa. You can reach us at (813) 295-2214.