Fourth of July HVAC Tips You Don’t Want to Miss
The Fourth of July is one of the best days of the year to enjoy with family and friends. However, it’s often also a scorching-hot day that makes it hard to stay cool. The day is full of celebrations, tradition, and significance as we celebrate and appreciate our freedom and independence.
Amidst all the festivities, it’s important to stay cool and to not overwork your HVAC unit - although with skyrocketing temperatures, it may seem tempting. Here are some tips to help you do just that this July 4th!
It’s easy to overlook the importance of hydration when you’re trying to stay cool, but this simple and healthy step can help to keep you cool.
By staying hydrated - especially by drinking cold water - you not only feel refreshed, but you can actually lower your body temperature.
This will help you to feel cooler without having to turn to the thermostat. This is one of those HVAC tips that should be a no brainer as staying hydrated helps you and your family to stay healthy while also taking the pressure off of your HVAC system.
So, when you’re feeling hot this Fourth of July, don’t forget to bring out a pitcher of cold water for you and your guests to enjoy.
Remember to Replace Air Filters
Your Fourth of July celebrations can put an added pressure on your air filters. After all, we’ve all been at barbecues when the doors are left open and smoke from the grill flows inside the house for hours.
This is just one of many added strains that can be put on your HVAC system during summer festivities. With this in mind, it’s important to make sure that your air filters are in good condition this summer. For the average household, air filters should be replaced at least every 90 days.
If you have pets or family members with allergies or respiratory issues, you should change your air filters every 45-60 days. So, before your next event, double check to make sure that you have recently replaced your air filters.
The Importance of Preventative Maintenance
There’s nothing worse than the air conditioning going out on a hot day when you have a house full of guests.
It can quickly put an end to a great celebration and can make for a hot and uncomfortable day for your family.
One way to help avoid this entertaining disaster is by staying up to date with your HVAC maintenance.
Your HVAC unit should be cleaned, inspected and serviced at least once a year and your air ducts should be cleaned about every three years. If you are behind on this maintenance, make sure that you get it done before your next big event.
Not only will this maintenance help to avoid a major air conditioning issue, but it will also help to keep your system running efficiently and, when done consistently, will help to extend the lifespan of your unit.
We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Fourth of July and that these HVAC tips help you to stay cool. If you have any concerns about your HVAC unit, call us today at (702) 362-9300 to schedule an appointment or consultation.