A reliable air conditioner is obviously important to stay cool this summer, but there are further steps you can take to ensure that you and your family keep cool this summer without breaking the bank.
Taking the time to seal windows and doors with caulking and weather stripping can go a long way in preventing air from escaping, and is a great energy saver, too. Also consider child-proof outlet covers and foam gaskets for electrical outlets and light switches. This can help eliminate small drafts in the home and prevent air from escaping these often overlooked leaks.
And never underestimate the value of insulation in South Florida. We spend so much time sealing our windows and doors, and rightfully so, but tend to forget that a good portion of the air in your home actually infiltrates in and out through the attic.
Insulation in the attic can be extremely helpful in keeping cool air in and warm air out in these hot summer months. All Year Cooling uses fiberglass blown-in AttiCat insulation from Owens Corning so that our customers are provided with the very best the industry has to offer.
Humidity is always a big concern for South Florida residents. High humidity levels can make it feel warmer than outdoor temperatures indicate, and the same goes for the indoors. Ask us how the right equipment can help lower humidity levels so that you and your family are more comfortable. With lower humidity levels, homeowners may set their thermostat to higher temperatures to save money and energy without sacrificing their comfort.
There are several ways that you and your family can stay cool this summer while also keeping energy costs down. Stay tuned all summer for more tips about how to reduce energy consumption and keep cool.