It’s Summertime Once Again
June 22nd, 2016 by admin
As temperatures and humidity levels begin to climb, it’s time to start making sure that your home is ready for warm weather. By keeping your air conditioning system up to date and well-maintained, you can ensure that your home will remain cool and comfortable – without breaking the bank.
Before modern technology made it possible to retreat indoors to avoid the heat, techniques like installing ceiling fans, sitting outside or opening windows, and planting shade trees were popular ways to beat the heat. All of these practices can be used today to reduce the need for air conditioning.
There are also a number of energy-saving tips that you can use while running your AC. For instance, putting fans in your home to increase airflow may reduce the need to run the air conditioner. Additionally, setting your thermostat to the highest comfortable temperature will ensure that your air conditioning system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep you cool. Make sure that you don’t have any heat-generating appliances like lamps or TVs near your thermostat so that you get an accurate reading.
Finally, if you have an older air conditioning unit, replacing it with a newer one could save you a considerable amount on your energy bill. More recent models are much more energy efficient than their predecessors, and can keep you more comfortable for less money.
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to remove pollen and mold from the air. However, this process also reduces humidity, causing a dry environment in your home. This can lead to health issues, such as dry skin, nasal and chest congestion, or sinus infection.
Humidifiers can help eliminate these problems, while ensuring your health and comfort. If you need to repair your humidifier or purchase a new one, take this time to consider one of the options we have available.
Getting your heating system cleaned after the long winter can also help keep you healthy. Cleaning your air ducts of dust and other particles reduces the chances of asthma and other respiratory problems. If you notice a buildup of dust and debris, mold, or animal droppings in or around your ducts, it is important to schedule cleaning with our qualified partners soon.
For as reliable as many air conditioning systems are, it is important to be prepared for the possibility that yours may fail. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms of an AC emergency:
- Strange noises, such as screeching, buzzing, or popping
- Unpleasant odors
- No air coming out of your air conditioning system
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to schedule a repair as soon as possible. Though it is possible to make small repairs on your own, it is always best to contact a professional. HVAC systems are complicated, and making a mistake can compound the problem or endanger your safety. Contact our 24/7 hotline to speak to an experienced technician.