DIY Tips for Home Cooling Efficiency from NexAir

Stay Cool with These Simple DIY Tricks

As a family-owned, veteran-owned business operating in the Tri-State area, we at NexAir Home Services understand the importance of keeping your home comfortable during the hot summer months. While professional AC service, air conditioner repair, and installation are essential for maintaining your cooling system, there are also some simple DIY tips you can follow to maximize efficiency and save on energy costs.

1. Check and Replace Air Filters

  • Clogged air filters restrict airflow, making your AC work harder and less efficiently.
  • Replace or clean your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage and manufacturer recommendations.

2. Seal Air Leaks

  • Air leaks around windows, doors, and other openings can let cool air escape and warm air enter, reducing your AC’s effectiveness.
  • Use caulk or weatherstripping to seal any gaps or cracks, and consider adding insulation to attics and crawl spaces.

3. Optimize Thermostat Settings

  • Set your thermostat to a higher temperature when you’re away from home or sleeping.
  • Programmable or smart thermostats can help automate this process and save energy while maintaining comfort.

4. Shade Your Home

  • Keep curtains or blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day to block direct sunlight and reduce heat gain.
  • Consider planting trees or installing awnings on the sunny side of your home for additional shading.

5. Maintain Your AC Unit

  • Clear any debris or vegetation from around the outdoor AC unit to ensure proper airflow.
  • Hire a professional for regular maintenance and tune-ups to keep your system running efficiently.

Born and raised in West Virginia, we at NexAir Home Services love our state and our communities. We take pride in our ability to serve our fellow West Virginians by providing Nex Level comfort solutions. Whether you need AC service, air conditioner repair, or a new installation in Huntington, WV, Pea Ridge, WV, Barboursville, WV, Ona, WV, Milton, WV, or Culloden, WV, our team is here to help. Contact us today for all your home cooling needs!