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Tips to keep your home cool this summer

Outdoor Central Air Conditioning Unit

While most people enjoy the warm weather that the summer brings, we all need an escape from the heat at the end of the day. Our homes should be a place where we can get a break from the outside world and enjoy a cool and comfortable atmosphere. This usually means cranking up the air conditioning to keep the interior at a reasonable temperature. While this will provide immediate relief, you should be cautious of how quickly your monthly energy bills can run up and plan accordingly.

Here are a few ways you can keep your air conditioning cool and less costly this summer:

  • Keep it in the shade: If you want the unit to be more efficient and effective, it should have a proper amount of protection from the sun. Although the purpose of an air conditioner is to keep the house cool, it can physically overheat itself. Your air conditioner will have an easier time working if it is also kept at a relatively cool temperature.
  • Protect the thermostat: The thermostats in your house detect the heat in a room and control how long an air conditioner runs. To prevent the AC from working more than it needs to, you should keep all heat-producing objects - such as lamps and television sets - away from the immediate vicinity of the thermostat.

If your air conditioner is in need of repair or replacement, be sure to schedule an appointment with John C. Flood today! We offer a wide range of Arlington HVAC repair services for residents in the state of Virginia. Check out the rest of our website for more information!