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Keeping Your Cool When Summer Bears Down on Birmingham

July 2, 2024 | Blog

With summer bearing down on Birmingham, AL, ensuring your home stays cool and comfortable becomes a top priority. At Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we understand the importance of a well-functioning A/C system during these sweltering months. Here are some expert tips to help you efficiently cool your home and make the most of your thermostat settings during the hottest days of summer.

Optimize Your Thermostat Settings

  1. Set It and Forget It: Aim to keep your thermostat at a consistent temperature. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78°F when you are at home and need cooling. This temperature strikes a balance between comfort and energy efficiency.
  2. Use a Programmable Thermostat: If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, consider investing in one. These devices allow you to set different temperatures for different times of the day, ensuring your home stays cool when needed without wasting energy.
  3. Adjust When Away: Increase the temperature by a few degrees when you leave the house. Setting the thermostat to around 85°F when you’re not home can help reduce energy usage and lower your utility bills.
  4. Night Time Settings: Take advantage of cooler nighttime temperatures by lowering your thermostat slightly while you sleep. A setting of around 74°F can help you stay comfortable and save energy.

Additional Tips to Keep Your Home Cool

  • Utilize Fans: Ceiling fans and portable fans can help circulate cool air more efficiently. Remember, fans cool people, not rooms, so turn them off when you leave a room.
  • Close Blinds and Curtains: Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day to block out direct sunlight. This can significantly reduce the amount of heat entering your home.
  • Seal Leaks: Ensure your home is well-insulated and seal any leaks around windows and doors to prevent cool air from escaping.
  • Limit Heat-Generating Activities: Avoid using ovens, stoves, and other heat-generating appliances during the hottest parts of the day. Opt for grilling outside or using a microwave instead.

Trust Skelton’s for Your Cooling Needs

At Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we offer comprehensive air conditioner repair services and tune-ups to keep your system running efficiently all summer long. Regular maintenance can help prevent unexpected breakdowns and ensure your AC operates at peak performance.

Don’t forget to check out our Specials Page to see all the latest offers and save money on our services. Whether you need a quick repair or a thorough tune-up, our team is here to help.

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Serving Birmingham and Beyond

Located in Birmingham, AL, Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing proudly serves the communities of Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Sylacauga, Chelsea, Childersburg, and the surrounding areas. If you need assistance with your air conditioning system, don’t hesitate to contact us at (205) 289-3413 or click here to schedule an appointment online!

Stay cool and comfortable this summer with Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing!

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We had a great experience with Skelton’s! Our dog damaged the wiring on our A/C condenser, and it stopped working while the highs were still in the 80’s. Skelton’s came out the next day and got our condenser working again. Would recommend them and use them again!

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Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is very professional and responsive. I was able to request service via an online service request form one evening and was called promptly the next morning. I was subsequently able to have service performed within 2 hours. When your AC is not working this is like finding gold! I highly recommend them.

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Outstanding service. Professional installers with attention to detail. Prompt and courteous team that showed up on time and worked quickly and efficiently. My new unit was shown to me completely and they helped me set up my wireless/smart thermostat. I would highly recommend. Reasonably priced top notch installation and cleaning.

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