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Three Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

How to Stay Cool This Summer

The summer season brings some of the hottest temperatures of the year, so it’s important to know how to keep cool during that time, which most likely means keeping an air conditioner running well with proper maintenance. Read on as AC experts share their top three ways to stay cool and comfortable during the summer. 

Keep Up With Routine Maintenance

maintenanceKeeping cool during a heatwave requires a strong and functioning air conditioner. The one way to ensure the system is in top shape is with routine care. While professionals can handle most of the AC maintenance process, understanding what it entails is important for homeowners. 

  • Air Filter: Replace the air filter at least every three months to keep an AC unit working all summer efficiently. 
  • Fin Cleaning: The unit's fins help keep the air cool and circulate it throughout the home. Dust and damage to said fins can prevent the system from working properly. 
  • Debris: Specifically, AC units must have their fins cleaned inside and out to ensure any debris is removed from the area. If left unchecked, litter and waste accumulate, blocking the system from cooling the home. 

Air conditioning units need to be periodically inspected by professionals. On average, this should be done about twice a year and specifically ahead of the summer season. 

Invest In Quality Systems

A reliable and functioning AC keeps cool air circulating throughout the home, saves money, and is energy efficient. Investing in a good quality AC unit is worth the time and money. These systems use better quality components and often come with extended warranties, maintenance plans, and added features that help save homeowners money.

This can include anything from premium filtration systems to smart thermostats that learn the home's patterns and reduce unnecessary runtimes. Depending on the age of the system and the potential repairs, always opt for the higher-quality replacement to ensure peace of mind that there won’t be unexpected and high repair costs down the line. 

When All Else Fails, Use Fans

fansOne of the simplest and cheapest ways to keep a room cool is to use ceiling fans. The summertime brings scorching heat, and a cool home allows for comfortable relaxation. Use ceiling fans to create air circulation and avoid uncomfortable hot spots throughout the house. Homeowners can even save money on energy bills by increasing the temperature on the thermostat by a few degrees and using fans to make up for it. 

To maximize a home's cool air, ensure that ceiling fan blades are adjusted to rotate counterclockwise. This will move air downwards and form a cool breeze in the house. Of course, for homeowners still struggling with rising temperatures, work with a local air conditioner maintenance company to ensure the system is ready for summer. 

About Walker Plumbing, Heating & Air

Walker Plumbing, Heating & Air has over 20 years of experience serving its neighbors in St. George, UT, and the surrounding areas. They provide straightforward pricing, same-day service, 24-hour emergency service, and financing. Call them today for air conditioning services in St. George, UT.