Summer is right around the corner. It might not feel like it yet, but after a couple more work weeks or a long vacation, it’ll be here and temperatures will be hot. That’s why we always like to approach air conditioning blog posts beforehand, so we’re preparing our customers for the inevitable heat waves to come.
However, this blog isn’t just about AC repair in Marlborough. Your AC is absolutely the central figure in keeping your home cool and comfortable, but it’s not the only piece of the puzzle. There are many things that customers can do to alleviate hot temperatures and help their air conditioners run well.
This blog post will get into 5 helpful tips for homeowners to avoid the heat and stay cool, and yes, getting your air conditioner repaired is one of them!
1. Run Your Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are perfect for an extra boost in home comfort. They’re extremely affordable to run (seriously, they use a tiny fraction of energy compared to an AC) and they do a lot of heavy lifting.
Not only will a ceiling fan create a comfortable breeze, but that breeze will actually help evaporate the sweat on your skin, making your body feel cooler than it is. This is a big deal because your AC might not be able to meet your ideal temperature setting, but your ceiling fan can help it go that last extra mile!
2. Keep Doors and Windows Closed
Sometimes people think that circulating air conditioning from one area of your house to another via open windows is a good idea–and it’s definitely not. AC units are not just fans, they are cooling systems. They cool the air in your home and exchange the heat outdoors.
This means that it requires insulation to work properly. Keep your doors and windows closed so the cool air stays inside where it belongs.
3. Change Your Air Filter and Schedule Repairs
Remember to change your air filter every 1-3 months to ensure maximum AC efficiency on your end. Also, if you notice a problem with your air conditioning, we urge you to schedule repairs in a timely manner. The earlier you call us for a diagnosis, the better!
4. Stay Hydrated
Hydration is key to feeling cool, calm, and collected during the warmer months. Our bodies require several cups of water a day to function on normal days, so you can expect to drink more water on a hot day. Try making it fun with some cut-up fruit or cucumbers in your water to give it a sweet or crisp taste!
5. Turn Your Lights Down
Did you know that lights can either increase the temperature of your home, or make a home feel hotter than it is? We’re not just talking about sunlight, but the interior lights of your house as well.
If you have any old incandescent bulbs working in your house, then you probably know that they create heat. This is counterproductive when you’ve got an air conditioner running. And, even if your bulbs are LED lights, they can still trick your brain into thinking it’s hotter than it is.
And, chances are if the temperature is hot, the sun is out in full force which means that you don’t need additional lighting in your home. So save that money where you can!
Trust Landry Mechanical Inc Plumbing HVAC & Electric to keep you cool this summer. Schedule an appointment today! We take comfort in YOUR comfort.