How to Beat the Summer Heat with Your Air Conditioner

Warmer weather is right around the corner in Nashville, 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 shell out a fortune to keep your home comfortable. From improving your home’s efficiency to adding a programmable thermostat, there are a host of ways to beat the summer heat without driving up your monthly energy bills. 

Fresh Filtration 

One of the easiest ways to keep your air conditioner running at peak performance is by swapping out your home’s air filter every month during the summer. Your air conditioner’s peak season is just around the corner, 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 more difficult for your system to move the same amount of air. Over time that can lead to AC repair, which no one wants to deal with when the temperatures in Nashville 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 grown quite a bit over the last couple years, letting homeowners 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 expenses. 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 unwanted heat out of your home. When left open, that heat can trigger your air conditioner to turn on even when you’re not there, driving up costs and unnecessarily using energy that you’re not even feeling the benefits of. Even in climates like Nashville you can use blackout curtains to help keep even more heat out of your home. 

Recognizing that the temperature is on the rise in Nashville brings about great joy, so don’t let high energy expenses change that. There are a host of easy changes you can make to improve efficiency and keep your home comfortable. If you’d like to find out more about beating the heat this summer, give the team at Mid-State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing a call at 615-799-0427 or set up an appointment online to get your air conditioner service completed before the temperatures soar. 

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