How to Prepare Your Home for Hot Weather

Preparing Your Home for Hot Weather

The dog days of summer are upon us, and that means one thing - it's hot outside! If you're like most homeowners, you'll be cranking up the AC to stay cool. But did you know that there is more you can do to prepare your home for hot weather?

In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for keeping your home cool during the summer months as well as what to do if your AC stops working properly. So read on to learn more!

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Who doesn't like a cool new gadget that makes life easier and keeps your home comfortable? A programmable thermostat has an auto setting that controls the temperature of your home throughout the day. With automatic settings, you get to save money on energy costs without sacrificing comfort.

Add More Insulation

Does your home feel warmer than it should during the day, even with the air conditioner down as low as possible? You may need to install more insulation to avoid losing cold air.

If you have an older home, chances are your AC isn't as efficient as it could be. A great way to improve efficiency is to add insulation. This will help keep the cool air in and the hot air out.

Insulation is a year-round fix for regulating the temperature of your home and keeping it steady. A professional HVAC company can help you determine if your home needs more insulation and install it for you.

Clean Refrigerator Coils

A not-so-shocking heat-producing appliance in your home is your refrigerator. It's common knowledge that refrigerators can use a lot of energy, especially the older, or bigger they are.

Did you know that cleaning the condensing coils on your refrigerator can help it operate more efficiently, and reduce the amount of heat it produces? Try cleaning your refrigerator for better performance and reduced energy loss.

Check Humidity and Indoor Air Pollutants

During warmer months, moisture in the air rises, which creates a perfect environment for mold, mites, and other allergens to grow in your home.

If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, it's important to keep the humidity under control. You can do this by using a dehumidifier or air conditioner. Additionally, be sure to keep your home clean and free of dust and other pollutants.

Change Your AC Filter Regularly

One of the most important things you can do to maintain your AC unit is to change the filter regularly. A clogged or dirty filter will make your AC unit work harder and use more energy.

Most AC filters should be changed every few months, but if you have pets or suffer from asthma or allergies, you may need to change them more often. Most filters are found in easy to access areas around your home. If you're not sure what the filter looks like, give your local HVAC company a call and they can help you locate it and change your filter for you!

Prepare for Extreme Weather

We all know the weather here in Texas can be a bit extreme no matter the season. But summer brings with it the possibility of hurricanes and other severe weather.

If you live in an area that is prone to extreme weather, be sure to have a plan in place in case of an emergency. Take measures like installing a generator, learn how to switch your HVAC unit on after it loses power, and prepare to clean debris around your system in case of a storm.

Keep Cool With AirCon Service Company!

Don't let the summer heat take over your home! AirCon Service Company wants to help you keep cool all summer long! We offer AC maintenance and repair services to help you keep your unit running properly. Contact us today at (281) 823-8771 to learn more!