With the temperatures still hot in your Ocala, Florida, home, you may find that your air conditioning is running non-stop. This can not only lead to higher utility bills but also more wear and tear on your system. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can help cool your home without making your AC system work overtime.
Block the Intense Afternoon Rays
The afternoon sun in Florida can provide you with some amazing natural light. Conversely, it can also can significantly increase the temperature in a room. This can cause your AC unit to struggle to try to keep up. When the sun is at its hottest, close the blinds and pull the drapes in the rooms in your home that get the most sun. As a result, you’ll reduce your air conditioner’s workload and avoid spikes in energy bills.
Run Your Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans won’t only help you disperse the cold air coming from your air conditioning unit. They’ll also help to create a breeze that can make rooms feel cooler. When the temperatures are warm or hot, make sure your ceiling fans turn in a counterclockwise rotation.
Give Your Appliances a Break
Refrain from firing up the stove or oven, especially during the warmest part of the day. Instead, enjoy the sunshine by barbecuing outside or consider cold food options such as salads on extremely hot days. If you have laundry that needs washing, wait to run your dryer until nighttime. Electricity is usually available at a better rate during off-peak times. The heat the dryer emits will have less of an effect on your comfort, too.
Stay cool in your Florida home without overworking your AC system by following the tips above. Want to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system by scheduling a maintenance visit? Contact us at (352) 330-1067. Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc. will schedule your maintenance and get your AC system running optimally again.
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