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3 Tips for Surviving Summer This Year

Serving Families Throughout Clackamas

Who doesn’t love summer? Whether you get more time off from work to relax at home or you have an extravagant vacation planned, it always means spending more time with friends and family. While summer is a time for fun and relaxation, we all know that sometimes the temperatures can keep us from fully enjoying this time that we have. To help combat the heat of summer, we’ve compiled three tips for surviving summer this year.

Preventative HVAC Maintenance

You might be wondering why you would have maintenance done on your HVAC unit if nothing is wrong with it. Well, imagine your AC unit goes out in the middle of a heat wave, and now you’re left in a hot house with little hope of getting same day service since this is sure to have happened to many other homes in town.

Preventative maintenance will allow the technicians to spot any potential problems in your HVAC unit before they become so big they break the unit. In most cases, preventative maintenance keeps homeowners from having to get any unexpected repairs done mid-season. Learn more about the benefits of preventative maintenance on our website.

Ceiling Fan

According to the Department of Energy, ceiling fans are considered the most effective type of fan for your home. They work by circulating air throughout a room and generating a draft that has the potential to lower the temperature of a room about 4°F.

The ideal places for ceiling fans are:

  • Bedrooms

  • Offices

  • Living spaces

To make sure you’re getting the most out of your ceiling fan, make sure that it is turned to the “summer” setting. This changes the rotation of the blades so that air is forced down on you which creates a wind chill effect that makes you cooler.

Natural Ventilation

Whether it’s extremely cold or extremely hot outside, we tend to shut our houses up, and for a good reason. We want to keep our homes comfortable. But now you’ve trapped all of this musty air inside of your home and aren’t allowing any fresh air in which is only taking away from your home comfort. To better survive summer this year, try improving your home’s ventilation. Open the windows in the morning when the air is still cool and in the evenings when the sun is setting to let fresh air in minus the heat.

These tips will help you to enjoy your summer even as the temperatures are blazing. For more help or questions, reach out to our air conditioning experts at A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical.