Dallas summers, especially in the Metroplex cities, can be very VERY hot with temperatures that can be potentially dangerous and even deadly for people living in the cities. Now, how can we keep the house cool when we reach heat temperatures up to 3 digits in the hottest days? Don’t worry, today we are going to explain 5 tips to help you keep your house cool this summer in Dallas.
Set the thermostat at the optimal temperature
Set your thermostat to a nice temperature that is comfortable for you and your family during the Dallas summer. If you’re at home, we’ll recommend you to keep your house temperature around 78°F. When you’re away from home, consider raising the temperature a few degrees if you need to go out and do some errands. This will help save energy and reduce AC work during the peak hours.
Use programmable thermostats effectively
Do you have a HVAC system with an automated thermostat? You’re a lucky one! Take advantage of your thermostat’s programmable features is one of the ways that you can improve efficiency and save money with your AC. You can adjust the temperature to suit your daily schedule. So, for energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort, program the thermostat to raise the temperature slightly when you’re out and cool it down before you get home.
Use ceiling fans
Trust us, ceiling fans can help to circulate the cool air and create a breeze that can make the room feel cooler without actually lowering the temperature, that’s why they’re a must that you have in your house during Dallas summer. To increase your comfort more faster, use ceiling fans together with your air conditioner. Remember! Set the ceiling fan to run in a counter-clockwise direction for a best cooling effect.
Stop leaks and improve insulation
Do you have your AC perfectly tune up and working without problem, but your electricity bill keeps increasing? You should check windows, doors, and other openings in your home for air leaks. Seal any gaps or cracks with weatherstripping or caulking to prevent hot outdoor air from entering to our house. Also, make sure that your home has adequate insulation for the Dallas summer, especially in the attic and on the walls, to minimize heat transfer and maximize the cooling.
Regularly service your HVAC system
Sometimes, we attend HVAC emergencies that could be prevented by a proper tune-up before the heatwaves. Maintaining your AC system is critical to keeping cool and comfortable. Clean or replace air filters regularly to maintain airflow and reduce you AC stress. To keep your air conditioning running at its best during the summer months, you can schedule a HVAC service at least once a year to inspect, clean, and tune up your system.
As you see, those are easy ways to keep your house cool during the Dallas Summer. We promise you by Implementing these practices you can optimize cooling efficiency, increase comfort and reduce the energy used by your AC during the summer.
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