When summer is approaching you will want to make sure your home's air conditioner is in tip-top shape and ready to work hard to keep you cool all season. And when you live in a hot climate year-round, maintaining your air conditioner all year is essential. Here are some tips to help you avoid overheating this summer and keep your air conditioner running efficiently.
Hire a HVAC Professional
When your air conditioner is not working or broken, you will want to have a professional come to repair it as soon as possible, especially when the temperature outside is on the rise. To prevent a break-down it is important to have your air conditioner serviced and tuned-up each year before the summer season to make sure it is ready to work.
You can purchase a service warranty with a local HVAC professional, which will cover regular tune-ups for the technician to look for any potential problems in your air conditioner and replace any parts that are wearing and showing signs of age. This is a good way to prevent potential air conditioner break-downs. During each tune-up the AC technician will complete tasks, such as check belts and motor, and clean the condensation coils to prevent coil freeze-ups and inefficient cooling that can lead to excessive wear on your unit.
Buying a service warranty protection can also give you priority repairs if your air conditioner does malfunction during the summer season. A priority repair status would put you in front of other customers who are not on the priority list and are waiting for a repair, so you can have your air conditioner up and running sooner. Talk to your local HVAC professional to find out what types of service programs they offer and how they can help you out during the hottest time of the year.
Alternate Home-Cooling Methods
When your air conditioner has broken down due to maintenance issues and you have called your HVAC professional, you will need to do all you can to stay cool until it can be repaired. First, drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine, as this can further dehydrate you. Place fans inside your home or turn on ceiling fans to circulate the air to help cool your body.
If you live in a climate that cools down at night, you can use this time to pull cool air into your home from the outside. At night, open your home's windows and place a fan into a window, pulling air into your home from the window. On the opposite side of your home place another fan in an open window directing air outside. This will create an air current through your home to cool its interior and walls that have absorbed heat from the day. Contact a service, like Magnolia Plumbing, for more help.Share
15 May 2018
How well did your air conditioning system cool your home last summer? Did you find that the system struggled to keep your home a comfortable temperature during those very hot days? How high were your utility bills during the summer? If your system is outdated, not working properly or has not been maintained recently, it could be time for some professional help. You can learn what could be going wrong with your system and how those problems could be causing your utility bills to skyrocket by visiting my website. It is my hope that you will learn everything necessary to maintain a cool home without spending a fortune on utilities.