When it comes to staying cool in the North Carolina heat this summer, you will want to do everything you can to make sure your AC is working properly. If you need some tips on how to do that, we have some below that will help you through this summer so you can stay cool and comfortable inside your home.
There are several treatments and upgrades you can do for your windows that can help keep the cool air in and keep your AC in working order. First, find out how old your windows are. An upgrade to more energy efficient windows can be a bigger task, but it will be worth it in the long run when your energy bills are lowered by the new windows’ ability to keep the cool air inside. A simpler tip is to check for any cracks or leaks around the edges of the windows. If you see any, you can use caulk to stop the leaks and prevent the flow of air to and from the house. Of course, adding a thick shade, curtain or window panel can also block out the sun and keep cool air inside.
Air filters are an important part of your AC system. They work to filter the air through the system and into your home, stopping any particles, dirt, debris, allergens, and more from entering your home. Over time, the air filters will become clogged and will need to be changed. You should be changing the air filter in your AC system at least every two or three months. When the air filters are clogged, your AC system has to work overtime to push the air through the system and into your home, which will increase your energy bill and leave you feeling less than cool this summer. The cool air will not be able to properly circulate throughout your home if you have a dirty and clogged air filter.
Regular maintenance is the absolute best way that you can make sure you are staying cool this summer. With summer approaching, it is important to contact your technician for a maintenance check. The technician can inspect your AC system for any issues that need repairing, prior to the summer, so that you can enjoy the cool air with no worries. Regular maintenance can stop larger issues from occurring in your system and can keep your ductwork clean and free of debris so your system functions at its best capacity.