Are you tired of the heat yet? Do you cringe every time you crank up the AC because you think of how often you’ve had to turn it up during the past few weeks? Believe it or not, there are many ways to ensure that your home stays nice and cool without reducing your thermostat’s settings. Homeowners in Sugar Land, Texas, can achieve a new level of efficient comfort by taking special care of their air conditioner and their home.
Air Conditioner TLC
Just like any other piece of machinery, air conditioners require a regular dose of TLC. Professional HVAC contractors can give your system a regular checkup that includes cleaning, inspection, and any necessary repairs. You should change or clean basic air filters once a month to keep your system running smoothly, but any other maintenance should really be left to the pros. This TLC will keep your system running efficiently and ensure that your home is always comfortable.
An air conditioner runs at its best when you keep your home clean. Dust, dirt, and debris around vents, heat registers, and any part of the actual unit forces the unit to work harder, thus reducing efficiency and comfort simultaneously. A good cleaning regimen will help to reduce the amount of dust and debris that enters the air conditioning system.
You can also look around your home for other features that can help to reduce heat gain. Keep blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day, especially on the sides of your home that absorb the most direct sunlight. If blinds aren’t enough, install some thick drapes or curtains. In addition, be wise in staying cool around the house. Don’t wear thick or dark clothing. Try to avoid using the oven.
Staying cool and comfortable during a Texas summer can be difficult and expensive, but not if you employ these simple keep-cool habits. If you’d like to improve your AC’s efficiency with professional maintenance, give Conditioned Air a call today at (281) 561-6911.
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