Nothing may be as fear-inducing as 100+ degrees outside, and your inside temperature’s climbing as well. Tiger Services has seen firsthand how simple home maintenance can prevent a slew of issues while requiring very little time or money. Check out what you can do to reduce your energy bills, while still avoiding the blistering heat of a Texas summer.
Swap Out Old Filters
The simple act of changing your air filter can keep you cool and keep money in your wallet! Dirty filters make your unit work harder, and may cause your whole air conditioner to freeze up and break down.
To avoid the expense and discomfort of a full-on air conditioner failure and repair, set a monthly alert on your phone, or pencil in a reminder to change or check your filter on your calendar. After you see what your air conditioner’s filter has been pulling out of your home’s air, you’ll be even more motivated to keep that filter clean month-to-month!
Catch the Small Stuff
A sure-fire way to make sure you have an uninterrupted summer of fresh, cool air is to make sure to have an annual inspection of your heating and cooling system. Your AC unit needs regular maintenance to keep doing its job, and when you skip its yearly check-up, you’re asking for trouble.
You’ll also want to call for service at the first signs of trouble, rather than waiting for that strange rattling noise to turn into a breakdown. Help your system keep your energy costs down, and keep you comfortable year-round, by getting help at the first sign of distress.
The worst time to find out that your cooling isn’t actually cooling is when the heat comes and you are at its mercy! Plus, your food will spoil if you stand in front of the refrigerator all summer!
Another factor that amplifies the heat in your home is humidity. Icky, sticky, and always frizzy humidity can make even a tepid situation feel stifling and miserable. We won’t even discuss what grows in moist, warm environments…
The options are almost endless when it comes to dehumidifiers, so it’s really a no-brainer to add one to your home’s heating and cooling system. Whether you select a whole house system, or simply add one to each of the rooms in your home, you’ll draw that moisture out and make the air feel cool and clean again. Buy one that is Energy-Star rated to save the most money on your energy bill.
With so many ways to prevent & correct cooling troubles in your home, you can rest easy & enjoy your summer.