Preparing Your Home for the Summer Heat

Woman Relaxing Under The Air ConditionerAs you’ve probably experienced, we’ve already had quite a few hot days in New York, and we still have almost the entire summer season ahead of us. Chances are, you’ve been relying on your home’s air conditioning system to help you stay nice and cool. But your AC can only go so far in keeping your home comfortable, especially during a heatwave.

Fortunately, there are a few things that you as a homeowner can do to help prepare your home for the summer heat. In this article, we’ll explore some tips to help you keep your home cool and explain the importance of air conditioning maintenance. And, we’ll tell you how John Betlem can help you. Keep reading to learn more.

Tips to Keep Your Home Cooler This Summer

  • Seal Drafts and Insulate: Check doors and windows for drafts. Seal gaps with weatherstripping or caulk. Insulate your attic and walls to keep your home cooler and reduce energy bills.
  • Adjust Ceiling Fans: Set your ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise in summer. This creates a breeze that cools you down.
  • Install Window Coverings: Use light-colored curtains or blinds to reflect sunlight. Consider blackout curtains to keep rooms cooler during the day.
  • Programmable Thermostat: Install a programmable thermostat to adjust temperatures automatically. Set it higher when you’re away and lower when you’re home.
  • Landscaping Tips: Plant shade trees near windows to block direct sunlight. Water your lawn early in the morning or late in the evening to prevent evaporation.
  • Grill Outdoors: Cooking indoors heats up your home. Opt for outdoor grilling or use a slow cooker when cooking inside.

And, you can keep your home nice and cool with air conditioning maintenance.

As a homeowner, you can help keep your air conditioning system running properly by taking the following measures:

  • Regular Filter Maintenance: Clean or replace your AC filter regularly (usually every 1-3 months). A clean filter improves airflow and keeps your AC running smoothly.
  • Clear Debris Around Outdoor Unit: Trim any vegetation and remove any debris around your outdoor AC unit. This helps to ensure proper airflow for efficient cooling.
  • Annual AC Tune-Up: Schedule a professional AC tune-up before summer to help ensure your system is functioning optimally and efficiently. Remember, though, if you forget to schedule it in the spring, it’s always better late than never, and John Betlem is always ready to help you.

Call John Betlem for your home cooling needs.

Improving the comfort of your Rochester, NY home is as easy as making a call to John Betlem Heating & Cooling, Inc. We can help you get the air conditioning maintenance and tune-up you need so that you and your family can experience the best in-home comfort. We also offer cooling maintenance memberships that not only provide you with the annual maintenance you need but also provide benefits such as priority service and discounts on repairs. Simply give us a call at 585.639.3720 and we will be more than happy to help you with any air conditioning service you may need.