Summer is a little over a month away, and you know what that means—higher temperatures and more humidity. Alabama residents are no strangers to mugginess; you know what to look forward to this summer with an average temperature of 79°F and an average relative humidity of 80%. But your home should be a refuge from the swamp-like conditions that await you outside the front door.
If you’re searching for tips to keep you cool all summer long, look no further than our cool summer guide! This guide will provide recommendations on thermostat settings, maintaining your cooling system, and utilizing alternative cooling methods. With these tips, you can enjoy a comfortable summer.
Set Your Thermostat to the Right Temperature
The settings on your thermostat play a prominent role in your comfort at home and your AC unit's efficiency. According to the US Department of Energy, the proper summer temperature setting for your thermostat is 78 degrees. This will help keep your home cool and comfortable during the hotter months without sending your AC unit into overdrive and cranking up the energy bills.
Maintain Your AC Unit Properly
One vital way to stay cool is to maintain your cooling system. This means making sure your air conditioner is the right size for your home and keeping it in good repair. You should also clean or change your air filters regularly. Properly maintaining your AC unit is important to keep it running efficiently.
Try Out These Alternative Cooling Methods
Ceiling fans and other alternative cooling methods can help keep your home cool during the summer. Natural ventilation, such as opening windows and doors, will allow cool fresh air to circulate throughout your home, doing the job of an air conditioning unit without the cost.
We also recommend adding some cooling activities to your weekly routine! Take the kids to the community pool, set up a slip n slide in the backyard, have fruit salad parties, or indulge in some ice cream! These are all fun ways to beat the heat on those incredibly muggy days during summer.
By following these tips, you can beat the heat and enjoy the summer months this year! For assistance with your air conditioning system or indoor air quality, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Wilbur's Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing! And let us know in the comments on Facebook how you plan on staying cool this summer!