Energy Saving Tips for Your Maryland Home

Energy Saving Tips for Your Maryland Home

During the cooler summer days, utilizing the mild temperatures can save you money on your energy bills.

Take advantage of the milder night temperatures by turning off your AC and opening the windows. The longer days of summer reduce the need for indoor lighting. Also, proper maintenance can make appliances run more efficiently. Another great way to reduce your energy consumption.

Here is a List of Energy Saving Tips:

  • Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (safer for children too!)
  • Operate your thermostat efficiently. Turn off your thermostat when possible, take off your storm windows, put in screens and open up the windows to get your house to a comfortable temperature.
  • Use windows to your advantage – Open to capture either hot or cool air at optimal time and close to trap in the air.
  • Use natural lighting as much as possible. Adjust any lights on a timer to spring lighting needs.
  • Dust or wipe light bulbs. Clean bulbs provide more light. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact florescent light bulbs. They can pay for themselves in a little over a year.
  • Use fans and ventilation. Check ceiling fans to be sure they are clean and in working order. For warmer months, draw air upward, cooling the room and ensuring constant airflow.
  • Keep your cooling system running efficiently. Schedule regular maintenance and read our last article.
  • Wash or replace furnace and air conditioner filters.
  • Clean the tracts on your sliding glass door as this will make sure your door’s seal is tight.
  • Clean your refrigerator condenser coils so that air can circulate freely.
  • Vacuum registers to remove any dust buildup.
  • Seal Cracks in your home by caulking or weather stripping to prevent air leakage.

These are just a few of the things you can do to reduce your energy bills, check out ENERGY.GOV form more energy saving ideas.

Mr. Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning LLC of Maryland can help get you’re air conditioning system ready for the heat, get in touch with us today!

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5 Tips To Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

5 Tips To Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

 The heat of the season is here … time to get your Air Conditioner in Tip Top Shape.

Get your air conditioner ready to meet the challenge to the hot humid Maryland summer. There are a few DIY things you can do to maintain your A/C system and avoid a malfunction at the most inopportune time; a hot humid day.

Here are 5 Maintenance Tips to Get Your A/C System Ready for the Summer Months:

  1. Do a thorough visual inspection of your outdoor air conditioning unit. Check for and remove any debris that might have made its way into or around the unit. This is essential, as you want to ensure the airflow around the unit is not inhibited, as well as the mechanical parts, such as the fan can move freely.
  2. Check the fan belts on the condenser and the fan. If they look a bit worn, consider replacing them.
  3. Change or Clean your filter every 1-2 months. This helps to prevent unwanted dust and pollens from entering your home. Also, pet dander and hair buildup can inhibit the cold air flow, lowering your system’s efficiency. Be sure to turn off the power first to avoid blowing dust everywhere.
  4. Vacuum the compartment, as it also collects dust and pollen. A clean A/C System will work much more efficiently, keeping you comfortable this summer.
  5.  Once you’ve performed all the tasks above, it’s time to test out the system to confirm that your air conditioner is in prime condition to get you through this upcoming season. Set your thermostat to a cool temperature to ensure that it is working properly.

 

Of course, a scheduled maintenance with a qualified professional is a fail-safe way to truly verify that you’re A/C is ready to take on the summer months.

Mr. Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning serves the Elkton, Maryland and surrounding community with all their heating and cooling needs.

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