Hey there, sun-soaked Californians! 🌞 The summertime means two things: golden tans and the battle against skyrocketing energy bills. But what if we told you there’s a way to kick back in Studio City, drink in hand, enjoying a cool breeze without dreading the next utility statement? Dive into our summer survival guide and discover the magic of efficient AC use!
How to Dial-in Your Thermostat
Our good friends at the U.S. Department of Energy have a hot tip (or should we say cool?): they suggest a balmy 78ºF during the summertime. Sure, it might sound like a desert mirage, but hold tight, we’ve got some tricks up our sleeve! If you’re planning to be away, aim for a temperature of 88ºF. Got furry friends at home? Make sure it’s a comfy 85ºF with lots of water bowls around. 🐾
Want a Cooler Oasis?
If you’re yearning for a more refreshing indoor breeze, don’t just fiddle with the thermostat, give these groovy methods a try:
- Become a Fan of Fans! 🌀
Got a ceiling fan? Use it! With the right spin, you can create a wind-chill effect, making your space feel like a breezy 74ºF while your AC is set at a thrifty 78ºF.
- Know Your AC’s Groove
ACs are marvelous, but they aren’t magical. Most can only cool air by about 15ºF-20ºF. Aging systems might need a tune-up or even a revamp. Our expert AC repair in Studio City team can help you assess if it’s time for a new beat.
- Embrace Natural Vibes
Keep the sun’s rays from turning your living room into a sauna by drawing those curtains and blinds. Feel for drafts around windows and doors; sealing those can keep the cool vibe inside. When you’re out catching waves, crank up the thermostat a bit to save energy. If your house has got some insulation, consider an upgrade. It’s like a cozy blanket for your home!
Tune-Up Before You Turn Up!
Every great system needs a little tune-up once in a while. That includes your AC! Schedule regular maintenance with our stellar AC repair in Studio City crew and ensure your system rides the summer waves efficiently.