Summer Concerns For Your AC System
Your air conditioner 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. Here are some common summer concerns for your AC system:
Overworked AC System
When summer is in full swing, your air conditioner 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 AC 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 AC 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 air conditioner 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 AC system before turning it on to make sure there’s no damage.
A complete breakdown of your AC system is more than an inconvenience. It can also be dangerous during hot, humid days. Make sure your air conditioner has had a tuneup to guarantee 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 breaks 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.
If you have an AC issue, we’re the people to call. Contact J & J Mechanical, Inc. to schedule an appointment today. We’re standing by to restore your comfort with a repair or preserve it with maintenance.
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