Summer is in full swing, which means your air conditioner is probably working overtime to keep your home nice and cool during these hot months.
In order to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home during the summer, it’s important to take steps to make sure you’re maximizing the cool air and not letting any go to waste. Having a home that’s nice and cool is not only beneficial for you, but will appeal to potential buyers when they’re out and about in the heat looking for their next home.
Check out the following tips to be sure your home is as comfortable as possible in the summer heat.
Install Energy Efficient Windows
One of the most common culprits of letting cold air escape from a home is old and leaky windows. While replacing windows can be a big expense–especially if your home has a lot of them–the long-term savings could be worth the up front costs over time. Keeping more cool air in means your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard, which will save you money each month. Plus, the government might reward you during tax time for installing energy efficient windows through a tax credit. Check with your tax professional for the most current details.
Close Unused Air Vents
If you have an extra room or two that you don’t use on a daily basis such as a guest bedroom or home office, there’s no need to keep them as cool as the rest of the house. Close off the vents to those rooms when they’re not in use so the airflow will be increased to the main living areas. This strategy of directing airflow from unused rooms to high-traffic areas makes your home more comfortable to be in during the hot summer months.
Replace Air Filters
The air filter on your air conditioner works to trap the dust and particles floating around your home from getting back out into the air when the cold air starts blowing. Changing your air filter regularly is important for your health, and the air conditioner’s ability to efficiently cool the home. How often you should change your filter depends on several factors, including if there are pets in the home and how many people live there. But during the summer it’s a good rule of thumb to change it at least once a month. A clean air filter will help ensure a cool and comfortable home.
Raise the Temperature
If you and your family aren’t home all day, every day, it doesn’t make sense to keep the house as the same temperature as when you are there. Turning the air completely off isn’t a wise idea, but making it a few degrees warmer when nobody’s home can save a few dollars each month. Plus, when your air conditioner isn’t working as hard during the day it is likely to have a longer lifespan.
Keeping your home cool during the summer doesn’t have to be a lot of extra work. Keep these tips from The Adler Home Team in mind so you know how to make your air conditioner work the best it can for you!
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When looking to buy or sell in Northern New Jersey, you may rely on The Adler Home Team and their intimate knowledge of the distinct communities throughout the region. Jeff & Debby Adler continue to lead with contribution and have served over 1,100 families in their 20 year experience in Northern New Jersey. Through their combined efforts, this team of eleven professionals is very diligent in serving a full array of clients from first time buyers to those seeking their expertise in Residential, Condos, Townhomes, Luxury, New Construction, Relocation, Short Sales, Foreclosures and Rental Properties. By accessing the very best in technology, current market data and creative marketing applications, The Adler Home Team takes every measure to ensure that their clients are educated and provided with the critical insights that meet their specific requirements. They teach, lecture and train at the national level on negotiation skills, marketing and team building. The Adler Home Team is most proud and thankful for their strong referral business that confirms their talents, creativity, professionalism, diligence, knowledge, and outstanding integrity. The Adlers look forward to forming a partnership with their clients to help them reach their goals and make smart business decisions. So, when it comes time for you, a friend, or a family member to make a move, trust the Adler Home Team to win for you. Google View all posts by The Adler Home Team →