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How to Help Your AC On Hot Days

Nobody wants to spend an arm and a leg on their air conditioning service. Neither do they want to replace their air conditioner far sooner than they should. But if you’re not helping your system work more efficiently, both of these can occur.

If you’re wondering how you can make things a little easier on your air conditioning system, then you’ve found the right blog post.

If you want a great air conditioner repair in Gladstone, OR, then we’re the team who can help you do this. There are simple things you can do to help your air conditioner along this summer and, in turn, also help your comfort. We’re prepared with all the tips and tricks you need.

Tips You Should Know

Here are a few tips you should keep in mind to help your air conditioner on a hot day:

1.      Turn Your AC On In the Morning

One of the first tips that we like to share with our customers is the tip of timing. It’s always best to turn on your air conditioner earlier in the day if you can. The benefit to turning your air conditioner on in the morning is that you’re able to keep a consistent temperature throughout the day.

If you wait until the piping hot temperatures of the afternoon roll in and then decide to turn it on, your air conditioner is going to have to work much harder. We want you to get ahead of the curve to help your air conditioner and help yourself.

2.      Shut Out Extra Light

Close up your curtains and blinds during the height of the day. Shutting out the extra light will help your home stay a few degrees cooler. This will help your air conditioner run better and keep you cooler for longer.

3.      Save Working With Hot Appliances Until Later

Thinking that you want to bake or cook yourself an extravagant meal? We’d suggest that you wait until the evening. Heating up your home on the inside during the height of the day is only going to make your space warmer. There’s no exit for this heat when you’re running your air conditioner either—it’s not like you’re going to open up doors and windows! Make sure you take care of your space.

4.      Use Your Ceiling Fan

Your ceiling fan is your ally during hot summer heat. Make sure that you’re using your ceiling fan when you need it most. It’s only there to benefit you.

5.      Upgrade Your Thermostat

If you’re really trying to give your air conditioner an extra boost, you need to upgrade your home’s thermostat. Even if you have a digital thermostat, this isn’t going to cut it. You want to get yourself either a Wi-Fi or a smart thermostat. If this isn’t what you have, then your thermostat isn’t working hard enough for you.

You don’t have to be overwhelmed with the options out there. We’ll help guide you toward the right unit for you.

Contact Chase Heating and Cooling today for your AC services. We’re “Keeping Homes Comfortable In All Seasons.”

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