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Summer Air Conditioning Tips for Cincinnati

summer air conditioning tips

Now that the kids are out of school, it’s summertime. When summer starts, you may be paying more money because of the way your thermostat is programmed. You probably want to save money. Why not make your HVAC system work less and save you money in the long run? At Nelson Comfort, we want you to spend the least amount of time worrying about your HVAC system. By following these summer air conditioning tips for Cincinnati, you know you’re saving money and making good choices for your family.

Make Updates to Your Home

When was the last time you replaced your windows or doors? If it’s been a while, you may want to consider replacing them. Old doors and windows warp over time. As they warp, cracks and small openings form. These cracks and small openings make it easier for air to escape from your home. By replacing old doors and windows, you’ll be paying more upfront, but saving money in the long run. Plus, the new doors and windows you put in are likely more energy efficient than your old ones. Energy efficient products may get you a discount on energy bills or homeowner’s insurance.

Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

If you don’t have a smart thermostat, what are you waiting for? Check out Nest products we offer and get in touch with us when you’re ready for them to be installed. By upgrading to a smart thermostat, you’re able to update the temperature when you aren’t home. So if you go on vacation and realize you didn’t adjust the temperature in your home, you can adjust it from your smart device.

Use a Ceiling Fan

The optimal temperature for your home in the summer is 78 degrees. Some people think that’s too hot for the summer. But setting your thermostat to 78 degrees is cost-efficient. However, there is an alternative. Ceiling fans help your home stay cool and provide an alternative to setting your thermostat to 78 degrees. According to the National Resource Defense Council, using a ceiling fan can help a room feel four degrees cooler. Also, it can save you money. If you keep your home set at 78 degrees when someone’s there and have fans on, you’ll be saving money and energy.

Check Your Indoor Vents and Registers

Have you checked your vents and registers lately? If you haven’t, now is the time to look them over. See if they’re clean or dirty. If they’re dirty, it’s time to clean them. Keep on eye on how much dust accumulates over time. Dust and other debris negatively affect the air flow in your home. This costs you more money in the long run. By regularly checking for obstructions to your HVAC system, you’ll know your system is performing regularly and can spot trouble before it happens.

With Nelson Comfort, you know you’re getting a company that’s ready at all times should something happen. By following these summer air conditioning tips, you’ll save money. When you’re ready, get in touch with us to discuss all of your Cincinnati heating and cooling needs.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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