Another week has almost past, and it looks like 90° weather is in our forecast. As the spring fades into summer, everyone is going to be looking for a cool place to relax.
I should mention… As the temperatures begin to increase, do not leave children or pets unattended in your car. Temperatures can skyrocket quickly!
A test conducted by the University of San Francisco showed that in 10 minutes a closed-up car reached 99 degrees when the outside temperature was 80 degrees. In 20 minutes, the inside of the car had reached 109 degrees. These temperatures can cause heat stroke, and in some cases, death.
Energy Savings Tips …. Part 4
To get the best performance and efficiency out of your air conditioning equipment, it is important to follow these guidelines.
- Schedule a tune-up (aka, preventive maintenance, summer start-up, planned maintenance)- Your air conditioning and heating system runs most of the year. Just like your car, your ac needs to have a tune-up. We recommend at least twice a year. One time before the summer season, and once before the winter season.
- Keep lamps, lights, tvs or other heat producing items away from your thermostat. Your thermostat senses heat from these items, which can cause your air conditioning to run longer than necessary.
- Keep any dust from building up on your registers by vacuuming them. This will help keep the flow of air moving freely and without restriction.
- Be sure that your furniture and other objects are not impeding the flow of air from the registers.
- Keep doors open throughout the house. This will keep the airflow at the proper levels.
If you find that your ac unit is not working, please feel free to contact us. For people who mention this article, we are offering a $45 service call for any residential customers.
Also, I am still running a “Preseason Sale” on complete air conditioning units. Up to $1500 off York and Goodman units! This sale will end soon, so don’t wait until the Dog Days of Summer.
Since the weekend is almost here, I hope that you have a great weekend!