3 Ways to Help Your Air Conditioner This Summer

We’re in the middle of summer here in La Habra, CA, the time of the year when your air conditioner needs to perform at its best. With regular maintenance and judicious use, you can count on your system to perform like a trooper throughout the hottest months of the year, but that doesn’t mean you have to rely on air conditioning alone. A few added steps can help reduce the strain on your system, lowering your monthly bills and the risk of a breakdown all at the same time. Besides common-sense tactics like setting your thermostat a few degrees higher and wearing lightweight clothes in the house, here are 3 ways to help your air conditioner this summer.

1. Seal Those Cracks

Conditioned air can escape your home through myriad ways, including cracks underneath your doors or in your windowsills. Sealing them once you’ve spotted them will cut down on lost energy and help keep your cool air where it belongs.

2. Add More Insulation

Insulation is great at keeping warm air in your home during the winter, but it also does wonders at keeping hot air outside of your home in the summer. This is doubly true in La Habra, CA, where our winters are mild and many homes don’t have as much insulation as they could. Adding more can go a long way towards lowering your monthly cooling bills.

3. Consider an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Energy recovery ventilators, or ERVs, facilitate an exchange between stale indoor air and fresh outdoor air, performed without losing your indoor temperatures at all. That keeps the air conditioner running efficiently while ensuring that your household atmosphere remains fresh and comfortable.

For more tips on giving your air conditioning system a break this summer, give the friendly folks at JZ Mechanical Inc. a call today. You’ll be glad you did!

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