Summers in the South can be extremely hot, and if you’re caught unprepared, you and your family are going to have an uncomfortable time. Beating the heat can be a challenge, especially during a particularly hot summer. Here are a few tips to help you stay cool and comfortable in your home this summer.
Reverse Your Fan
If you’ve got a ceiling fan in your home, you might have an extra option for keeping your home cool in the summer. Many ceiling fans allow you to reverse the direction of the fan blades, meaning your ceiling fan can help you stay warm in the winter by pushing the hot air down into your rooms. Likewise, during the summer, you can switch the direction of your blades to circulate cool air in your home and keep hot air farther from you and your family. If your ceiling fan switches directions, try flipping it for the summer and see if that helps keep your home cooler.
Upgrade Your AC
Even if your AC has been working decently for as long as you’ve had it, it’s possible you’re overdue for a new one. New AC units can help keep your home cooler while simultaneously using less energy than older units. Summer can be incredibly rough on your electricity bill if you’ve got outdated AC units; consider making use of HVAC services in your home to install a new AC before the summer starts.
Schedule Your HVAC Repair
Have you noticed your AC unit making funny noises or not working the way it used to? If so, you’ll want to schedule HVAC maintenance sooner rather than later. Having your HVAC repaired before the summer ensures it’ll be fully functional for the hottest months of the year. Efficient HVAC systems require maintenance inspections twice a year, so if it’s been a few months since your last inspection, it might be time to call for AC repair services.
Need to get your HVAC system inspected, repaired, or replaced before it gets too hot out? Contact Coastal Mechanical Contractors to schedule your service or for more information on HVAC maintenance.