Welcome to summer 2016!
This Monday, June 20th, marked the first day of summer. And, as many people around the U.S. can attest, it’s already been a hot one! During the summer, it is important that you and your family stay safe and healthy. High summer temperatures can mean spending more time indoors enjoying the AC.
Here are some HVAC related things to keep in mind during the summer.
Indoor air quality is important. Like winter, people spend a lot of time indoors during the summer. That makes it more important than ever to make sure you have a clean filter and keep your windows closed. Open windows (on more mild days) may invite a gentle breeze, but you will also be breathing in unfiltered air. Remember, it is always a good idea to regularly change your furnace filter – at the very least once before the heating season and again before the cooling season.
When you go outside, be safe! Make sure you hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! The summer sunshine does make spending time outdoors more inviting, just as long as you take the proper precautions. Make sure you spend time in the shade and make sure drinking water stays at the forefront of your mind – even if you are doing activities that conceal the heat – like swimming!
If there seems to be a problem with your cooling system, turn it off. Going without air conditioning during the summer can be a scary prospect. But, if your system is blowing warm air or no air at all, make sure you turn your system off before any more damage is done. And, while it can be tempting to avoid wait times and service charges, NEVER try to fix your own air conditioner. You could do more harm than good. Plus, you could void your warranty! Always call your local HVAC professional and whip out the fans or a temporary window unit while you wait.
These are just some of the things you should keep in mind during the summer. Air conditioning has made the season that much more enjoyable for everyone. So, make sure you treat your system to yearly maintenance during the spring. Heck, you can even schedule a check-up now to make sure that everything will operate smoothly for the entirety of the cooling season.
What’s your favorite thing about the summer? Ours is central cooling!