The Greater Seattle area is in the midst of summer, which means temperatures are climbing. While warmer weather is ideal for spending days by the pool or having fun with the family, it can be hard on your thermostat. To keep your family comfortable throughout the hottest season, it's crucial to maintain your home's temperature. How can you keep cool during the summer? In Bellevue, Washington, and the neighboring areas, keep reading to learn three essential techniques for house cooling this summer.
Use your window coverings more wisely.
Your home's interior temperature can be maintained while using less air conditioning if your blinds are closed. Because heat and sunshine can enter but not exit through your windows, up to 30% of unwelcome heat enters through them. The best way to stop excessive heat from entering your home is to keep your blinds closed during the hottest hours of the day. You can further prevent sunlight from entering your home by investing in blinds that reflect it rather than absorbing it. The opposite is true at night. When the nighttime temperature drops, opening your windows will let cold air into your house, quickly lowering the temperature.
Plan your duties to avoid using the oven.
Another big source of heat in your home is from appliances. Your stove and oven are the most obvious offenders because both will heat your house when used. Make sure to switch on the fan if you must use either one to increase ventilation. Due to the fact that it cycles the air out of your home, this is much more effective when your fan vents to the outside.
Bring the dinner you had in mind to the backyard for a BBQ instead of cooking it inside! Doing your tasks after dark is another way to lower the heat generated by appliances in your house. Dishwashers, which utilize hot water and occasionally emit steam, and clothes dryers, which use warm air that radiates from the appliance, are two examples of appliances that produce a lot of heat. Even if you must wash the dishes and laundry, you can wait till it is cooler to complete them.
Make sure your air conditioner is operating as effectively as it can.
To save energy and effectively chill your home, make sure your air conditioner is operating as smoothly as possible. You may plan your thermostat to change throughout the day based on the outside temperature by installing a programmable air conditioner, which gives you more control over the temperature. Altering your AC filters frequently, ideally every one to three months depending on their size, is another strategy to improve the comfort in your home. Having a few extras of the right size on hand is a smart idea. Your home's air quality and airflow efficiency may suffer from a filthy filter. In the summer or if you are using a furnace fan, you might need to check them more frequently.
Union City HVAC provides top-quality A/C maintenance and services to the Union City area. Call us at (201) 720-4005 or contact us online to learn more about our current services, products, and promotions. And let us know how we can help keep your home cool and comfortable this summer!
We are a team of qualified professionals more than ready and committed to provide you with excellent services to ensure that you enjoy the comfort of your home's or office's air and heating systems.