Here are some tips:
1. Is your electrical panel ready? By now, you are probably using your air conditioner as temperatures climb into the mid to upper 80s. When the A/C kicks on...Do your lights dim excessively? If so, you could be overloading your circuit which puts a big drain on your A/C unit. Give me a call to see if your panel is capable of handling the added surge of the A/C kicking on.
2. Insulation: Have you been up in your attic lately? Insulation collapses and is depressed over time and may lose its ability to insulate properly. Other factors include invasion of raccoons, squirrels, and other rodents that tear up and displace insulation so that you don't get the full protection. Also, these rodents can chew through electrical wiring and into your ducting system. Although I do not repair A/C systems, I am the one to call when your wiring has been chewed through. In fact, just a few weeks ago I had a call where a rat was chewing through the wires in the wall!
3. Weatherstripping: Adding door thresholds or replacing old ones can help as well as adding quality weatherstripping around the edges of your doors and windows. Another helpful tool is a caulking gun. Pick up some silicone clear caulk to use on small cracks near your window casing to prevent hot air from getting inside.
4. Digital Thermostats: These relatively new devices are worth their weight in gold! You can program them to a variety of temperatures and times so that you are not over cooling your home while you are away at work.
5. Use Ceiling Fans: Have you ever noticed that the temperature on your thermostat is where you want it however you "feel" hot? Why not add a ceiling fan? I have a lot of experience in installing ceiling fans so click the button below to install your next ceiling fan.
So, there are a few tips. If you are looking for more tips, click the button below to visit the Department of Energy's tips for your home.
Call me the next time you have an electrical issue
Until next time,