Feeling hot, hot, hot? It’s that time of year, and your HVAC unit is working hard to keep you cool! Keeping you cool is great, but an A/C that’s working too hard could burn out – leaving you feeling the heat. In this post, we’ll explore a few ways you can take care of your system, before getting burned. Practicing these tips will help make sure your HVAC stays running effectively and efficiently for years to come.
TAKE YOUR TEMP
One way to lower bills and give your AC a break is by turning the thermostat up while you’re away from the house. Especially if you’re gone for several hours during the day, move the temp up a few degrees so your HVAC isn’t constantly working to cool the house. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it to start cooling before you get home so it’s the perfect temperature by the time you arrive.
If air filters are clogged or dirty, that means your AC is working harder to force air through. A simple solution is making sure you clean or replace them regularly.
Quick – what’s the warmest place in your home? You probably don’t spend much time in the attic, but if you did you’d know it can get really hot! For most people, the HVAC unit is housed in the attic, so too much heat can lead to the unit overheating. How about installing a fan or two in the attic to keep it just a bit cooler? That would help make sure the AC keeps you cool!
REDUCE HEAT SOURCES
Think about some of the areas where heat can be generated in your home – and eliminate them. This can include things like keeping doors and windows shut so the heat can’t get in! It also means using the stove or oven, or even showering during cooler times of the day if possible. Even closing blinds that face direct sunlight will help keep your home naturally cooler.
Insulation helps separate the inside air from the outside air. This can be beneficial in the summer or winter. Updated insulation in walls, ceilings, and attic will help keep the cool air in! You can also reinforce seals around windows and doors.
WORTH THE CALL
One of the most important ways to keep your A/C running smoothly is regular maintenance. You can schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC experts online, or by calling 432-570-5233. It’s Worth the Call. Always.