If submitting a service request after hours or on the weekend, please note it is best to call.

Rated 4.9 out of 5.0 based on 1067 reviews
(601) 207-0910 Emergency Service Available Request Service

How to Keep Your Home Cool Without Overworking Your A/C

June 7, 2024 | Blog

As the temperatures rise in McComb, Brookhaven, Tylertown, Liberty, and Jayess, keeping your home cool becomes a top priority. However, running your air conditioner constantly can lead to high energy bills and strain on your system. Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here to offer tips on how to keep your home cool this summer without overworking your air conditioning.

Keep Home Cool Without Overworking Your A/C

1. Use Ceiling Fans Effectively

Ceiling fans can help circulate cool air throughout your home, making it feel cooler without lowering the thermostat. Make sure your fans are set to spin counterclockwise in the summer to create a cooling breeze.

Expert Tip: Turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room to save energy.

2. Close Blinds and Curtains

Direct sunlight can significantly heat your home. Keep blinds and curtains closed during the hottest parts of the day to block out the sun and reduce indoor temperatures.

Expert Tip: Consider using blackout curtains for added insulation and cooling efficiency.

3. Seal Windows and Doors

Ensure that your windows and doors are properly sealed to prevent cool air from escaping and warm air from entering. Use weatherstripping or caulking to seal any gaps or leaks.

Expert Tip: Check for drafts and seal them immediately to maintain a consistent indoor temperature.

4. Cook Wisely

Cooking indoors can add extra heat to your home. Opt for outdoor grilling, using the microwave, or preparing cold meals during hot days to avoid raising indoor temperatures.

Expert Tip: Use kitchen exhaust fans to help remove excess heat when cooking indoors.

5. Use a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can help regulate your home’s temperature more efficiently by adjusting the settings based on your schedule. This can prevent your A/C from running when it’s not needed.

Expert Tip: Set your thermostat to a higher temperature when you’re away and lower it when you’re home for optimal energy savings.

6. Maintain Your A/C System

Regular maintenance ensures that your air conditioning system runs efficiently and effectively. Schedule a tune-up with Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to keep your A/C in top shape throughout the summer.

Expert Tip: Replace air filters regularly and keep the outdoor unit clear of debris for optimal performance.

7. Insulate Your Home

Proper insulation helps keep the cool air inside and the hot air outside. Check your attic, walls, and floors for adequate insulation and upgrade if necessary.

Expert Tip: Add reflective insulation in the attic to reduce heat gain during the summer months.

8. Use Natural Ventilation

Take advantage of cooler evenings and mornings by opening windows to let in fresh air. This can help cool your home naturally without relying solely on your A/C.

Expert Tip: Use window fans to enhance natural ventilation and create cross-breezes.

Preventive Maintenance

The best way to ensure your A/C system is ready for the summer heat is through regular preventive maintenance. Schedule a tune-up with Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to keep your system running efficiently. Our experienced technicians will perform a comprehensive inspection, clean critical components, and address any potential issues before they become major problems.

Expert Tip: Sign up for a maintenance plan to receive regular service reminders and priority scheduling.

Stay cool this summer without overworking your A/C. Contact Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today at (601) 207-0910 to schedule your maintenance service or for any A/C repairs. You can also click here to schedule an appointment online.

Why Choose Us?

We stand by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee

Learn More
Professional Staff
Our highly trained and certified AC technicians are dedicated to offer 5 star AC & plumbing service every time.
Award Winning Service
We're humbled to be considered one of the top air conditioning & plumbing companies in the McComb area.
noun_thumbs up_248793
We worry so that you don't have to. We offer stress-free service calls and AC installations.
BBB Accredited Business
We have been fully Accredited by the BBB for over 10 years.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Honest, Knowledgeable and Hardworking

Brendon, the plumber, is the absolute best I have ever worked with. Honest, knowledgeable, hardworking. Nice to see these days. Have recommended him to the landlord I work for concerning plumbing problems.

Laurie E.

Professional and Knowledgeable

The repair guy was very professional and knowledgeable. He repaired my system and it’s like new again. I will definitely use Southern again and I will tell family and friends about my experiences. Kudos to Southern!!!!!

Cap E.

Courteous and Professional

Our guy came out and did a great job per usual! They are always courteous and professional. We appreciate their attention to detail and how they never leave without solving the problem if possible.

Leola B.