Heat, our old nemesis. It returns year after year to plague us with high, humid temperatures. We do the best that we can to fight against the heat with our technology. Sometimes we win the battles and sometimes we lose. Thankfully, we’re the experts on this type of heat-warfare, and we can give you some sensible tips that will give you the edge!
Heat and humidity can be brutal here. HVAC in Shreveport is a service that’s almost necessary for so many homeowners. That’s why we’re in the best position to grant you some of the knowledge we’ve acquired over the years. If your air conditioner is struggling to cool your home day by day, then pay attention to everything we have to say.
These tips are bound to save you money on energy and keep your home cool.
Beating the Heat
We’re not done with the heatwaves down here in Shreveport. If things go as they normally do, we’re bound to have some more scorching days that will leave our air conditioners struggling to get by. So, what can we do to help prepare for those days? Let’s take a look.
Run the Ceiling Fan
Your ceiling fan is one of your most helpful allies during a heatwave. Sure, it won’t help you nearly as much as your air conditioner does, but it serves a purpose nonetheless. Your ceiling fan can help circulate the cooled air throughout our home. This makes the job of cooling your house much easier on your air conditioner. Plus, ceiling fans are incredibly energy-efficient so you don’t have to worry about the heightened energy cost.
Change the Air Filter
The more you use your air conditioner, the more air is going to pass through it. This will clog up the air filter much more quickly than it would in other locations that get less heat. If you’re using your air conditioner every day to the point where you depend on it, it’s a good idea to change the air filter every month. This will ensure maximum airflow through your system and that it doesn’t run into any problems.
Run a Dehumidifier
Humidity is one of the major causes of discomfort in our area. Things can get so muggy that it feels 20 degrees hotter than it actually is! By investing in a dehumidifier, you can pair it with your air conditioner to make your home more comfortable and cool. Your AC will cool the air in your home while your dehumidifier keeps it dry, essentially making it feel even cooler!
Schedule AC Maintenance
There’s nothing better for an air conditioner that’s struggling than AC maintenance. This is an underrated service that allows a trained professional to take a look at your system. Any problems that exist will be spotted and explained to you in great detail. During a maintenance appointment, a professional can also provide reasonable repairs and adjustments that will extend the lifespan of your system. Beat the heat with the help of a pro!
Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration has your back. Call the doctor of home comfort today!