Monthly Archives: April, 2016

Tips on How to Stay Cool During Summer

When it is extremely hot during summer, you can actually put yourself and your family at risk of heat illnesses. With that said, it is important that you stay extra careful while trying to make the most of the long, hot summer days. Below are some tips.

  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
  •  Stay healthy by eating more freshly cooked food.
  • Keep your children hydrated by giving them plenty of water.
  • Avoid taking too much sugar drinks and other caffeinated liquid.

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Deciding on Whether to Keep or Replace Your AC Unit

Now that spring season is finally here, many people are thinking about their unresolved air conditioner problems from last summer. It is usually at this point that homeowners decide whether or not to fix their old unit or just install a new one. Here are some tips that will help you decide whether to keep your unit or replace it.

  • If you don’t plan to stay at home for many years, you may want to keep your existing AC unit.
  • To be able to reduce energy consumption, replace your unit with one that has a higher SEER.
  • If the unit needs repair every now and then, consider replacing it to save you from costly repair.

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Ways to Maintain Your AC Unit This Spring

Before your air conditioning units go full blast this summer, it is highly recommended by the experts that you get them checked and serviced. If your AC system is not functioning properly, annual maintenance can help not only to improve its efficiency but also prolong the life of your unit. Below are some tips on how to maintain your air conditioning unit this spring season.

  • Check your owner’s manual before doing anything.
  • Hire a professional technician to maintain your heating and cooling system.
  • Visit the Better Business Bureau website to learn more about the company you intend to hire for your AC maintenance.

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Tips on How to Choose and Maintain an AC Unit

When choosing an air conditioning unit, it is important that homeowners consider the conditioning needs of their homes all year round. If you live in a humid area, a unit with sufficient time to control the humidity in your home is very essential. You may also want to check if the unit can get rid of unwanted pollens and mildew spores.

With regard to its maintenance, AC units must be serviced at least once a year for two seasons. For efficient use of your unit, you can install a programmable thermostat to allow you to control your air conditioner in a cost effective way.

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Ways to Maintain Your Home’s Heating

While they may be considered essential, furnaces, air conditioning units and heating systems are few of the most overlooked parts in one’s home. Just like other home equipment, these units also require regular repairs and maintenance. Below are some tips on how to maintain your heating and air conditioning units.

  • Schedule regular maintenance and repair service.
  • Take advantage of a care package from your installer.
  •  Inspect all parts and make sure to keep them clean all year round.
  • Clean or replace the air filters regularly.

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AC Unit Also Requires Spring Cleaning

For many homeowners, spring means getting organized in their own home and preparing for the warm weather ahead. While this season is usually associated with home maintenance, people shouldn’t forget that home equipment such as air conditioners also need spring cleaning.

  • Let a certified technician do the checking and maintenance of your air conditioning unit.
  • Make sure evaporator, condenser coils and drains are cleaned.
  • Check the filter and make sure to clean or replace it regularly.
  • Check your coolant for any leaks.

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Ways to Prepare Your Cooling System for the Warm Weather

Proper maintenance of your cooling system is very important not only in keeping utility costs at a minimum but also in making sure that you and your family stay comfortable during summer season. While HVAC technicians can definitely help you in maintaining your cooling units, you definitely don’t need one as there are maintenance tasks that you can do on your own.

  • Replace or clean your filters regularly to improve airflow.
  • Make sure you know the square footage if you are planning to replace your cooling system.
  • Check the system coils and clean them.

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What You Need to Know About Air Conditioners

With the rising temperatures this summer season, it is expected that many people will turn to their AC units for comfort. However, the thought of a skyrocketing electricity bill will definitely make homeowners think twice about using their air conditioners to cool them down.  Below are some common myths about AC units.

Myth 1: You can’t use the AC unit the whole day because it will blow up your utility bill.

Myth 2: ACs won’t cool the room if you don’t use them with fans.

Myth 3: Air conditioners don’t need regular servicing.

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