Are you having trouble staying cool now that summer has arrived in Georgia? Ful-Bro Heating and Air Conditioning has 47 years of experience in keeping the indoors comfortable for residents in the greater Atlanta area. Whether you use a heat pump, central HVAC system or room air conditioner to cool your home or business, here are five tips to help you deal with the heat.
1. Landscape for Coolness
Shade trees don’t just block sunlight. They also cool the air by evaporation of water from the leaves. Ground temperatures around trees may be up to 25 degrees lower than nearby surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks. Shade keeps heat from building up around a structure.
2. Cool Roofs
Roofs exposed to direct sunlight can be up to 60 degrees hotter than the ambient air temperature. Heat radiates through roofing materials onto surfaces below, making air conditioners work harder to keep interiors cool. There are several ways to keep roofs cool, including using shade trees, reflective exterior roofing materials and reflective films placed on the underside of a roof.
Proper ventilation helps cool interiors. Moving air makes people feel cooler. Ceiling fans mix air, eliminating hot and cold spots within a room. Use exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens to remove humidity and heat.
4. Regular Maintenance
Dirty filters reduce the effectiveness of heating and cooling equipment. Cleaning the air conditioner filter regularly results in cleaner air circulating through the system and helps the compressor work more efficiently. Seasonal tune-ups ensure that all components of an HVAC system work properly. The result is better temperature and humidity control throughout the year.
5. Evaluate Your System
New heat pump technology delivers more efficient heating and cooling at lower operating costs. Our technicians will evaluate your existing system and recommend new equipment that will improve indoor comfort in your home or business. Higher energy efficiency and lower energy costs can offset the cost of a new unit in just a few years.
For more information about energy-efficient cooling equipment, call 678-369-0500 to talk to one of our NATE-certified technicians.