Summer is here and with the often intense heat that we experience in Frederick MD also comes the reality that many HVAC units won’t be able to make it through the summer without breaking down.
Thankfully, there are ways that any homeowner can extend the lifespan of their HVAC unit including the following:
So get your air conditioning unit checked out by a licensed professional as soon as possible. Jackson also recommends you manage expectations when it comes to setting your thermostat. During the summer months, your unit will only be able to cool air to about 20 degrees cooler than outdoor temperatures.
So if it’s 95 degrees, your unit will able to continuously cool air to 75 degrees. Setting your thermostat to a temperature beyond that 20-degree difference will waste electricity and make your equipment run for no reason.
Closing your blinds and curtains will help keep your home cooler for longer.
Only keep your ceiling fan on when you’re in the room. All a fan does is move air. It doesn’t cool your home.
If you have an older air conditioning unit, you might consider purchasing a portable window unit as a sort of insurance. Just in case your outdoor unit goes out, you can use the window unit until a technician can get to your home.
Contact us for HVAC repair or installation
Does your HVAC unit need to be repaired or replaced? If so, contact us today by calling (301) 401-2780 or click here to connect with us online.
We offer excellent HVAC service and support so it doesn’t matter if your HVAC unit stopped working at night, during the weekend, holiday or before a special event, you can count on us to get that unit repaired fast.
Our company can also offer you excellent pricing on new HVAC units as well so if you’re tired of having an HVAC unit that doesn’t run correctly, contact us today, you will be glad that you did.