How to Beat the Summer Heat in Champaign with Your Air Conditioner

April 23, 2015

Warmer temps are right around the corner in Champaign, which means it’s about time to turn on your air conditioner. But just because it’s about to be the air conditioning season doesn’t mean you have to fork out a fortune to keep your home comfortable. From improving your home’s efficiency to adding a programmable thermostat, there are a variety of ways to beat the summer heat without driving up your monthly energy expenses.

Fresh Filtration

One of the easiest ways to keep your air conditioner operating at peak performance is by swapping out your home’s air filter every month during the summer. Your air conditioner’s busiest season is almost here, which means that you’ll be relying on it a lot. Running your air conditioner all the time can quickly build up dirt and dust on your air filter, making it harder for your system to move the same amount of air. Over time that can point to AC repair, which no one wants to deal with when the temperatures in Champaign get their hottest. Keeping a fresh filter in your system can help you boost efficiency and keep your home more comfortable while you’re at it.

Programmed Performance

Programmable thermostats aren’t new, but they have evolved quite a bit over the last couple years, permitting homeowners to experience new levels of control and comfort. What often goes unrecognized is how a perfectly programmed thermostat can help improve your air conditioner’s efficiency and make a dent in your monthly energy bills. By keeping your home warmer when you are away, you can give your air conditioner a break and take advantage of the savings that come with not cooling an empty home.

Keep Windows Covered

When you leave your home, closing your blinds and shades can help keep unwelcome heat out of your home. When left open, that heat can trigger your air conditioner to turn on even when you’re not home, boosting costs and unnecessarily using energy that you’re not even feeling the benefits of. Even in climates like Champaign you can utilize blackout curtains to help keep even more heat out of your home.

Knowing that the temperature is on the rise in Champaign brings about great joy, so don’t let high energy costs change that. There are a host of easy changes you can make to boost efficiency and keep your home comfortable. If you’d like to hear more about beating the heat this summer, give the team at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 217-689-2469 or set up an appointment online to get your air conditioner service completed before the temperatures soar.

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