Your HVAC system has a lot of pressure to cool your Greenville, North Carolina, home during the hot summers. Make sure you take proper care of it, especially when it’s working in overdrive to cool your home.
Overworked HVAC System
When summer is in full swing, your HVAC system works around the clock to keep your house cool. Close the blinds during the day to keep out the sun and use a dehumidifier to help make the house feel colder. You can also set your programmable thermostat to a higher temperature at night when it’s cooler to give your air conditioner a break. Easing the burden on your HVAC system will help it last longer and keep your utility bills down.
Thunderstorms and even hurricanes during late summer are a concern for North Carolina residents. Your HVAC system is subject to power outages and storm damage from debris, hail, fallen trees, and lightning. If you’re expecting a big storm, cover your HVAC system with a heavy canvas to help protect it. Turn it off during a major storm to prevent power surges from damaging your system. After the storm, inspect your system before turning it on to make sure it wasn’t damaged.
A complete breakdown of your HVAC system is more than an inconvenience. It can also be dangerous during hot, humid days. Make sure your HVAC system has had a tuneup to be certain that it’s running efficiently and everything is in working order. Don’t ignore any weird smells or sounds coming from your system, and pay attention to any weird utility spikes. If your system does break down, make sure you keep your family cool and pay attention for any signs of heat-related illnesses. Of course, contact your HVAC contractor immediately to fix your unit.
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