Help Your AC Out With These Energy Saving Tips Around the Home

It is no secret that we want to keep our homes as cool as comfortable as possible when the weather outside is dismal, hazy, and humid. This means cranking your AC up, kicking back, and enjoying the wonders of modern technology. All of that comfort comes at a price, though. If you are running your AC around the clock, you bet your pockets are going to feel the heat just as much as you are. You can help your AC out with these energy saving tips around your home, and help it not have to work as hard. The more cool air you save in the home, the better things will be.

1)      For you windows

Getting windows that have argon gas filled panes is a great step toward saving money on energy bills. If you don’t have those then you can at least close the window coverings during the hot part of the day. You could even invest in solar shade screens. Investing in Energy Star rated windows is a great way to save money. Almost half of the heat entering your home comes from these portals.

2)      Insulate properly

If your attic isn’t properly insulated, then you are going to see your cooling costs getting driven way up to the ceiling. This part of the house goes through big temperature extremes, and if it is inadequately insulated, then the heat is going to get through and come down into your house. You could even go so far as to get proper materials on your roof to reflect more radiant energy, but that is for another day.

3)      In the house

Even though most of the heat comes from outside, a lot of it is still generated in your home. Having the lights burning all day certainly isn’t helping, and cooking two or even three times per day is going to make your home nearly unbearable.  Use exhaust fans when possible to circulate the air, and keep these energy-producing activities for another time.

In the end, keeping your home cool is a matter of running your AC, and doing what you can to make sure that the cool air stays within your home. Make sure that you have the right windows, insulate properly, and avoid doing activities that create heat energy. For any home AC needs, trust the pros at Premier Heating & Cooling to handle the heat. Contact us today to learn more.

Don’t Let Your Home Make You Sick this Summer

Summer is a great time for fun in the sun, picnics and of course, pesky allergies. Some people are lucky enough not to be affected by them, but others aren’t so fortunate. The best thing that you can do is keep them under control. To that end, the last thing you need is for your house to be aiding this enemy of yours. Thankfully, there is something you can do about it. So here are a few ways to help you out, and make sure that your home doesn’t make you sick this summer.

Have your vents cleaned

Over time, dust, pollen and pet dander can build up inside of the home, and really make your life difficult if you suffer from respiratory or allergy problems. A thorough cleaning will ensure that all of that stuff is kept out of the air that you breathe. Sometimes the symptoms can go undetected for a long time, so make sure to have regular maintenance done.

Clean your air filters

If you have air filters, then make sure you pay attention to them, and check them regularly. If certain forms of dust accumulate in them over time, then they will become too dirty to function. You don’t want the air circulating through your house to be full of dust, and dander. Simply remove them and wash them off regularly, and should it help immensely.

Get a humidifier

If it is very hot outside, as it normally is in summer, then it can get very dry, and that can make it difficult to breathe, and cause people’s allergies to act up. Breathing in higher-quality air can serve as a cure to many allergies like dry mouth and other difficulties breathing. A humidifier will increase the amount of water vapor in the air, and make it easier for those with the allergies to breathe.

These are just a few of the many ways that you can help your family live a little easier during the summer if they have allergies. For all of your other HVAC needs, make sure that you turn to the pros Premier Heating and Cooling. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to solve all of your heating and cooling needs.