Beat The Heat With Air Conditioning Hacks

Here are a few tips on how to stay cool and save energy this summer from your favorite authorized Carrier dealer and overall air conditioning service. Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating knows there are better ways to stay cool than to stay inside and crank the air conditioning up. Here are a few energy and air conditioning hacks.

Here are a few ways to reduce the amount of energy you are expending regularly. Strategize your steamy Dallas summer with Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating.

Be Efficient

Air conditioning hack number 1, turn your air up just a few degrees from 2-8 pm. A few degrees can make a big difference in the amount of energy you save. 2-8 pm are the hottest hours of the day and just by turning the thermostat a few degrees higher during these hours can save money on your energy and you can take it easy on your air conditioning unit that you ask so much of all summer long. This summer there is a shortage of a few very important air conditioning parts. Silicone and ball valves are two small but important parts of the machine, and both have had their moments of extremely limited supply. 

The limited supply of specific parts has slowed down the repair time for some air conditioning units. This is why it is important to save energy and strategize this summer. You don’t want to deal with a broken air conditioning unit in a time of low supply and high heat.

Strategize Dinner

Cooking dinner uses a lot of energy, not to mention a hot stove or oven really heats up the house. You can reduce the energy spent on dinner with a few simple air conditioning hacks. 

First, cook after 8 if possible, but even after 7 is still a better time. Most energy companies reduce the amount each kW of energy costs during non-peak hours. So, by waiting to cook until peak hours are over you will be saving energy. Prep as much as possible before cooking to speed up the process and dinner will soon be on the table, and keep a few snacks around for quick snacking to keep the rest of the family from asking if dinner is ready yet.

Next, if you are cooking things in the oven, cook as many things as possible at once and no peeking. Every time you open the oven door, heat rushes out. This heats up your house, the oven temperature drops, and energy is spent trying to heat the oven back up and cool the house back down. Grilling in the backyard is also a great option as that uses little resources and keeps the heat outside.

Finally, opt for fast and simple dinners. A quick summer salad is fast, easy, healthy, and refreshing. You can also choose an easy one-pot meal to cut down on time, energy, and water used to clean up.

Keep Windows And Doors Shut

Keep the cool air in and the hot air out. Even just a few minutes of a door or window letting the warm air in will significantly increase the inside temperature of your home. Your air conditioning unit will kick on and cost you more energy, and will strain your air conditioning unit in these record high temps. Keep your curtains and blinds closed too as this will help keep the light from heating inside.

Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating Is Here To Keep You Cool

If you use these air conditioning hacks, your summer is sure to be a bit cooler. Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating has been servicing Dallas homes since 1975 and is a factory authorized Carrier dealer. Carrier air conditioners are top of the line in the central cooling industry. Not every HVAC service company is an authorized Carrier dealer. To repair or replace your air conditioning, call Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating in Dallas at 972-362-1501. They offer support 24 hours a day 7 days a week and you can receive a free quote

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