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How You Can Prepare Your Home For The Coming Hot Weather

Summer in South Carolina and Georgia can be brutal, but with the proper preparation you don’t have to suffer. There are many ways to prepare your home for the warm weather this summer. 

You can start by having your home’s insulation and cooling systems inspected as well as have any ceiling fans or dehumidifier systems installed. Intense summers can be taxing on your HVAC system and cause it to be overworked, so it is important to implement as many other methods as possible to keep your home cool.  

Check & Upgrade Your Insulation

Throughout the year, when it reaches the peak of the heating and cooling seasons, insulation is the best way to save on energy costs. Insulation helps to keep warm air in your home during the winter and out of your home in the summer. During the summer, having proper insulation can directly impact how efficiently your home’s AC unit is able to run. If your home is not insulated well, you may need to get your home’s AC unit replaced more often.

Get Your AC Unit Inspected & Serviced

Another great way to prepare your home for the intense heat this summer is to have AC unit maintenance done. Getting your AC unit serviced will ensure that it is inspected and cleaned before it has to work overtime to keep your home cool. 

A buildup of dirt and debris can cause your HVAC system to operate less effectively and to require repairs more often. Regular servicing helps to mitigate this issue and improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Having your AC unit serviced will also provide you with the opportunity to spot any repair needs before they become bigger issues in the future.

Use Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are great at helping reduce the amount of work your AC system has to do when it comes to cooling your home. They make the air in a room feel cooler, allowing you to set the air conditioning a few degrees higher and still enjoy the same comfort. This can also help to reduce overall energy costs when you are cooling your home. 

If you do not have ceiling fans installed in your home, they are a good investment since they can help you save on both HVAC system wear and tear and on heating and cooling costs when used properly. Since your AC unit will not have to work as hard, ceiling fans can also help preserve the lifespan of your AC unit. 

Limit Unnecessary Heat Sources 

You can also be proactive about keeping the heat out of your home this summer by reducing the amount of heat sources in your home. To do this, you should: 

  • Reduce sources of humidity like open windows and drafts. 
  • Keep your laundry room closed when running a load. 
  • Use your microwave when possible instead of your stove and oven. 
  • Move heat sources away from your home’s thermostat.

Things like lamps and TVs produce heat that can interfere with your home’s cooling if they are too close to your thermostat. Another way you can reduce heat sources in your home is to switch your incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs since incandescent bulbs generate more heat when used. 

How R.S. Andrews Can Help You Prepare For Summer

 At R.S. Andrews, we specialize in a variety of HVAC services to fit your cooling needs. We understand the importance of keeping your home cool this summer and offer AC repair, maintenance and installation services to make it easy. Whether your home’s AC system requires preventive maintenance or an extensive repair, we can provide you with the help you need to get ready for the summer. To find out more about our air conditioning services, contact us today.

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