Jul 19 2016

HVACWith summer in full swing, most homeowners’ concerns turn toward HVAC systems in their Sugar Land, Texas, homes. As such a big investment, it’s important to keep HVAC units running efficiently. Regular maintenance and proper care are essential to avoid issues that could arise during the summer.

Sudden Break Down

Having your air conditioner break down unexpectedly is a scary thing, but it’s even more frightening during the hottest summer months in Texas. Do what you can to prevent sudden breakdowns by investing in preventive maintenance. A contractor will make sure your unit is working efficiently and can also alert you to any triggers or indicators that your unit might not last the summer. Since you can’t always predict when things will go wrong, it is important to have the right HVAC contractor on your side so can feel assured even during an emergency.

High Energy Bills

Energy bills tend to spike during the summer because of increased reliance on the air conditioner around the clock. Enlist your family’s help to lower energy bills.

  • Turn off lights and electronics when not in use.
  • Set the thermostat as close to the outside temperature as possible without sacrificing comfort.
  • Avoid changing the thermostat’s setting too dramatically. This makes your air conditioner work in overdrive and won’t cool your home any faster.

You might think it difficult to avoid high energy bills in the summer, but you can keep them manageable without sacrificing comfort.

High Humidity

Nothing makes your home feel hotter than high humidity. During the summer months, consider using a dehumidifier to help cool down your home. You may also want to avoid boiling water, running your dryer, or taking long, hot showers to help lower the humidity in your home as well. When you can effectively manage humidity, you won’t feel the need to reduce the setting on your thermostat to make your home feel comfortable.

If you are worried about your HVAC system this summer or need to schedule preventive maintenance, we are the people who can help. Call the experts at Conditioned Air at 281-201-0356 to speak with an experienced professional today.

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