As temperatures soar and thousands are on vacation-mode, here are the best tips for AC use to keep cool in the heat this summer:

  • Do not turn the system off during the day. The system will work harder and longer to recover not only the air temp but humidity levels.  

  • Ideal use of energy and cooling capability requires a set point of 74-77 degrees.  Setting the system to 65 or 60 will not make it blow colder air. It will simply run longer and increase the chance of system failure. 60 degrees will not be achieved on a 95 degree day.

  • Make use of window coverings and blinds during the day. The sun shining through your windows will work against the air conditioner. If you have blinds, point the blades facing exterior and down so a high sun won’t come through the slats.

  • Make sure all vents are open and that nothing is blocking them. Cooling requires the free movement of air through all vents.

  • Make use of ceiling fans and oscillating type fans as well to increase air circulation.

  • Make sure all windows and doors are closed.

The best part? These tips for air conditioning best use that can keep you cool also helps to reduce the chance of breakdown, and even save you money on your electric bill.

Enjoy the summer, Residents of ResideBPG – and STAY COOL!