Summer Cooling Ideas for Your Home

Summer Cooling Ideas for Your Home

It’s heating up outside and time to get all of your cooling systems working together. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long.

Ceiling Fans

Running your ceiling fans can make a room feel much cooler than it really is. You should rotate the fan counterclockwise in the summer to push cool air down. The cool air will help to evaporate perspiration and create a nice breeze, which makes you feel cooler.

Programmable Thermostat

The days of setting your thermostat to one temperature and leaving it there, are gone. With a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the settings according to when you and your family are home. You can turn it up while you are away, and program it to cool down just before you get home. If you’re leaving for a trip, set it for a higher temp. Smart thermostats allow you to change the temperature from your mobile phone.

AC Zoning

Setting custom home AC zones is great for a home with multiple stories or individual rooms that are not in constant use, such as an office, gym, or guest room. You can set each room at various temperatures, to reduce your electric bill and save energy. For example, you can set your empty guest room to 80 degrees and your living area to 74 degrees and reduce your bedroom temperature at night.

Air Conditioner Maintenance

It’s easy to just set the thermostat and leave the air conditioner to do it’s work. However, without proper maintenance your unit may be forced to work harder and cause system breakdowns, unwanted repairs and higher electric bills. A regular maintenance plan can keep your system running smoothly and efficiently.

Our team of experts can evaluate your AC unit and keep you on a regular maintenance program. Want to learn more about custom home AC zoning? Call Big Fish today at 512-653-1414.

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