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Avoid AC Trouble by Following These Simple Tips

family-holding-green-paper-houseThere’s not much to running your air conditioner, right? You walk over to wherever your thermostat is mounted on your wall, turn it down to a cold temperature, and wait to hear that satisfying noise of air moving through your venting system. Wrong! This is how the vast majority of people think about their air conditioning system, but we want you to take it a little deeper.

We’re not saying that you have to know the name of every moving part in your air conditioning system, or even understand how the electrical components work, but you should understand some essential AC basics. We’re here to give them to you. If you need air conditioning in Orem, UT make sure you contact our team.  

Running Your Air Conditioner the “Right” Way

This is often a new concept for many homeowners. You can’t break down running an air conditioner into black and white, but there are some best practices when it comes to home cooling.

Ease off that Thermostat! Are you one of those people who’s a little overzealous when it comes to your thermostat? We know the scenario all too well. You come home from a balmy summer day and swing open the door to a stuffy home. You want your home cool and you want it cool fast so you turn your thermostat down to a super low setting. The problem is that the speed that your air conditioner cools your home never changes. If you want your home cool as soon as you hit the door it’s time for you to upgrade to a smart thermostat or a Wi-Fi thermostat.

Omit Natural Light Where You Can: Now we’re not asking you to live in a cave but closing curtains and blinds where you can help you cool off your home. This is especially true if you have a home with the windows facing east or west. Blocking direct sunlight from reaching your home decreases the amount of work your air conditioner has to do. It keeps your home cooler, alleviates the strain off your system, and lengthens the lifespan of your AC.

Remember Your Ceiling Fan: When the temperatures start to rise here in Orem, your focus is like air conditioning all the time. Don’t forget about your ceiling fan though! Using a ceiling fan in your home is a great way to circulate the cool air blowing from your air conditioner. Fans are also a great way to cool off overnight while you sleep. Fans lessen the load of your HVAC system—make sure you utilize yours this summer.

Try a Dehumidifier: If you’re always hot in your home the one missing link might be a dehumidifier. You’ve probably heard people tell you that “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” here in Utah quite often. People fall back on this phrase because it’s true! A humid home makes you feel much hotter. If you want greater temperature control and lower cooling bills contact our team to learn more about your dehumidifier options.

Contact Skylake Heating & Air today to schedule an appointment for quality air conditioning service.

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