How to Keep Your Memphis Home Cool During Summer

August 13, 2015

Your air conditioner’s purpose is keeping your home’s air cool, which means that any time you allow heat back in your home, you’re making the air conditioner work harder than it should have to. While the air conditioner is your go-to for cooler air, there are a number of things you can do, outside of air conditioner service, to help keep the Memphis heat out and help your air conditioner survive throughout the remaining days of summer.

Here are some tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to help keep hot air out of your home:

  • Block out the sun. Quite a bit of heat makes its way into your home through your windows. Keep it out by reaping the benefits of solar screens, tinted windows and blackout curtains. At the minimum, purchase blinds and keep them closed.

  • Seal air leaks. The rooms in your home that are air conditioned should be as air-tight as possible. Inspect your crawlspace, basement or attic for major air holes like these in the building envelope. We can do a complete comfort performance assessment for you to identify leaks in walls, ceilings and ducts.

  • Check for leaky doors and windows. Look at your windows and doors and add or replace caulk or weather-stripping that may be torn or showing signs of wear.

  • Try no-cook or served-cold meals. Your stove and oven add a lot of heat in your home. Try some no-cook meals and use your microwave instead of your stove or oven.

  • Run the dishwasher and dryer at night. Save any household activities that might produce heat for evenings after the temperature outside cools off. You can also let your dishes and clothes air dry and let those appliances rest.

  • Provide window coverage outside the home. Awnings over windows and doors can help shield the sun’s direct heat. Trees can also give you shade and deflect some of the heat.

  • Get a free air conditioner consultation. The greatest impact on heat is a new air conditioning system evaluation. After finding out about new air conditioner systems, technology and options, the ideal option may simply be an air conditioner upgrade.

If you don’t feel like your home is sustaining cool temperatures despite following the tips we’ve listed, it might mean that you need air conditioner service or repair. Air conditioner maintenance is one of the best ways to make certain that your equipment is operating properly and that you are getting peak efficiency and results. Don’t stay uncomfortable longer than necessary. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Memphis or set up an appointment online to have a professional check out your air conditioner and make sure it’s operating as it should be.

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