Now that we’ve had a few sunny, warm days in Indiana, residents are already planning for summer. It won’t be long until the Indiana sun starts to beat down, causing sweltering temperatures and the necessity of turning on your air conditioner for the first time of the season. As you prepare for the impending hot temperatures, consider these tips from your friends at Quality Plumbing and Heating Inc. We want your AC to work smarter, not harder, this season.
1. Keep the AC On
Air conditioners are actually meant to maintain a constant temperature in the home, rather than constantly cooling. Therefore, by leaving them on, they can maintain the desired temperature easier than if you were to turn it on and off throughout the day. However, if you do plan on leaving your home for an extended amount of time (like a vacation), you should plan on turning off your AC so you aren’t cooling an empty home.
2. Use Ceiling Fans and Curtains
Another great way to make sure your AC is running efficiently is by using ceiling fans throughout your home. Ceiling fans can help keep the temperature lower for longer, causing your AC to run less often. Another great way to keep the temperature at a lower, more comfortable level is by closing your curtains during the peak hours of the day. When the sun is at its hottest, you should block it out as much as possible to keep it from heating up your home and making your air conditioner work too hard.
3. Maintain Your AC
Before you turn on your AC for the season, it’s a good idea to get a professional tune-up from QPH to make sure all parts are in good working order. They’ll check to make sure there are no dirty filters or particles in the blades, as well as check the condenser coils. Because dust and debris can obstruct and limit the movement of air through your system, it’s important to have it cleaned and checked every season.
Get your air conditioner ready for another hot, Indiana summer with help from Quality Plumbing and Heating Inc. We serve Kokomo and the nearby areas of central Indiana. Contact us today at (765) 450-4008 or request service online.