New York can get hot in the summertime. Not Sahara Desert hot, by any stretch of the imagination, but it might feel that hot on certain days. Residents of NYC and the surrounding regions know that June, July, and August are the months that bring the worst of the heat to the area.
In the summer of 2018, we saw 95-degree weather at the beginning of July, and 100-percent humidity on some days. Hot weather in the summertime is here to stay. And New Yorkers are going to have to get smart about beating the heat.
If you were trying to keep your energy bills low last year, you might have been running the air conditioning less than usual. It made for a lot of warm nights for some people. During the day, if you had to walk to work or the market for any reason, you didn't get far before you started looking for a shop to stop in and cool off a bit. This summer may be as hot as last summer – maybe hotter – and that means New Yorkers need to be prepared.
There are lots of tips and tricks for reducing the temperature inside the home and maximizing your energy bill during the heat of the summer in New York. You can avoid doing chores such as running the dish washer or the washing machine during the day. Each of these activities consumes electricity and heats up the house. Save that kind of work for later in the evening when it's naturally cooler outside.
The same goes for the stovetop and the oven. If you can put together a cold evening meal instead of something hot out of the oven, you'll take a load of work off your air conditioner. Some energy conservation experts even suggest changing out your incandescent bulbs for fluorescents, as they run cooler and consume less energy.
You can also pull the curtains closed during the heat of the day to keep the sunlight from streaming through the windows and heating up your rooms. Lastly, and most important, don't forget to have your ventilation and air-conditioning system inspected before the real heat begins.
Want to beat the heat this summer?
Making sure your air conditioning system is running at peak efficiency will keep you cool during the hot summer months here in New York. You can request a preventive air conditioning service call from a professional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning company (such as A. Borrelli) to assess the current state of your air conditioner and perform any maintenance necessary. In the end, your cooling requirements for the summer are probably tied to your family's overall comfort needs. When you know it's going to be hot, you need to be ready. Be prepared, have your A/C serviced by a pro, and stay cool!
With licensed, trained, and insured technicians in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties, as well as the New York City Metro Area, homeowners in the southeastern part of New York State can count on A. Borrelli to handle their heating, cooling, and plumbing needs expediently. At A. Borrelli in New York, we do HVAC and plumbing right, so call us at (914) 495-3030 today!