Summer-izing Your Home

In order to make sure your home is ready for the warm temperatures and long days of summer, it is a good idea to summer-ize your house. Follow these easy tips in order to stay comfortable during the warmest months of the year.

The most simple way to make sure that your home is ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at it is to trust Blueox Energy in Oxford with all of your heating and cooling needs. From fast, affordable, and reliable kerosene and home heating oil delivery to expert air conditioning service and repairs, we are ready to help make your home pleasant, no matter what is going on outside.

Set Your Thermostat

Once the spring and summer temperatures stabilize, it is a good idea to re-evaluate your thermostat settings. To save money while still keeping your home comfy, it is a good idea to set your AC unit to as warm a temperature as possible that still feels cool.

  • The Department of Energy suggests starting at 78 degrees and adjusting it from there.
    • Remember, air conditioned air will feel much cooler than air outside, so don’t be too shocked at how high that suggestion seems.

Check Your Windows and Doors

While you probably checked your doors and windows before winter, it is a good idea to check them again after the cold months have ended. The low temperatures and the humidity can cause the plastic and rubber seals to degrade and break. If your seals aren’t in perfect shape, you’re letting cool air out of your home and letting warm air in.

Change Out Your Curtains, Bedspreads, and Blankets

During the winter months, it is a good idea to take advantage of the sun’s warmth with lighter curtains that allow the sun into your home. For summer time, the opposite is true. In order to stop your air conditioner from running all day long, heavy, dark curtains can block the punishing sun from overheating your abode.

If you have extra blankets on the couch or special winter quilts and bedspreads, put them away. These thicker, warmer blankets can make you feel warmer than you should, which could trick you into cranking up the AC.

Get a Seasonal HVAC Tune-Up

Blueox Energy in Oxford has a team of highly trained HVAC technicians that are ready to perform a thorough inspection and tune-up on your air conditioner and your furnace.

These tune-ups can include:

  • Inspection of your air conditioner
  • Inspection of your ductwork
  • Light maintenance
  • An estimate for any work that needs to be done

For a very small fee, your system will run better and you will be informed of any problems your system is facing. We can order parts and perform repairs more quickly than other HVAC service providers, and our work is guaranteed. Learn more about the program, including available discounts on repairs, by giving us a call today.

Contact Blueox Energy in Oxford to set up your seasonal HVAC tune-ups or for any other heating and cooling needs you have.