It is no big secret that temperatures in Florida can be oppressive throughout the long, arduous cooling season. Because of the extreme nature of our summer heat, you are going to have to use your air conditioner with great regularity. Homeowners know all too well the high costs that accompany this need for cool, conditioned air. That is why the air conditioning experts at J & W Heating and Air would like to share some simple tips with you to help cool your home in a more efficient, affordable manner. Keep these suggestions in mind, and remember that our technicians are always available to provide any air conditioning services that you may need to make your AC more efficient and effective.
When it comes to boosting air condition efficiency, it is advisable to start small. You do not necessarily have to invest in a brand new, top of the line air conditioning system to improve the efficiency with which you cool your home. One great way to do so is simply to make use of any ceiling fans throughout your home. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures during the early morning hours or the time between dusk and going to bed. Open up your windows, raise the thermostat and, and let your ceiling fans circulate some fresh, cooler air throughout your home. This will also allow for some much needed ventilation, keeping the indoor air quality in your home high.
If you are really concerned about high cooling costs, remember that your air conditioner may not be directly to blame. The insulation in your home may not be adequate to keep heat from transferring into your living space. In this case, our insulation technicians can assess the situation and, if necessary, provide you with proper insulation, including blown in insulation for those hard to access areas. Even installing some weather stripping in your door and window frames, easily obtained at your local hardware store, can help to keep your home cool in a more efficient manner.
When you are at a loss as to why your energy seems to be of such little use, an energy audit in Jacksonville, FL may be a good idea. No matter what you need to boost efficiency and live more comfortably, J & W Heating and Air is here to help. Give us a call today to discuss your options.