Keep Cool or Warm with Help from Our Coachella Valley HVAC Experts
As HVAC experts, we know the importance of keeping our homes cool during the hot months and warm in the winter months. But running your heater or air conditioner is not the only way to keep your home safe from extreme temps. There are plenty of ways to help your HVAC system do its job, keeping the extreme heat or cold outside.
Contact Earl’s Air Conditioning today to speak with a member of our Coachella Valley heating and air conditioning team.
Protect Your Home Against Extreme Heat
To keep your home as cool as possible and work with your air conditioner to fight extremely hot days, follow the following guidelines.
- Perform routine maintenance on your air conditioner before the heat sets in.
- Check the thermostat’s power source, whether a hardwired or battery system, and that the thermostat works properly.
- Check that your air filters are clean or replace them with new filters.
- Check your AC unit, making sure that your electrical connections are secure, that the evaporator and condenser lines are good, and that the unit is clean and free of debris.
- Consider installing a programmable thermostat to save energy and money, allow you to adjust temps when away from home, and make sure everything is off when you go out of town.
- Make sure your ceiling fans turn counterclockwise to help air flow downward and create a cooling breeze.
- Make sure your home’s insulation is the correct depth for your home and that it is distributed evenly and thoroughly. Insulating your garage and garage door can also make a big difference.
- During a heat wave or in the hottest hours of the day, close your blinds, drapes, or shades to block out the sun. This is especially important for 2nd-story windows.
- Turn off heat-producing appliances like your oven and stove, dishwasher, clothes dryer, and even curling iron. If you must use the stove, be sure to turn on the heat exhaust.
- Open your windows at night or early morning to let in the cool air, and close the windows and shades as soon as you see the temperature begins to rise.
Protect Your Home Against Extreme Cold
- Insulation is equally important to ward off cold weather as it is in extreme heat. Not only should you make sure your insulation is thick/deep enough, but just like in summer, keeping your shades or blinds drawn can help retain heat inside your home.
- Prevent or block drafts using draperies, seal cracks with tape, or use a bolster at the base of your exterior doors.
- Shut the doors and vents to rooms you are not using to concentrate heat where you are.
- In the event of a storm, stock up on batteries, flashlights, and supplies just in case you must stay inside for several days. Make sure to run the heat, so pipes do not freeze, and be sure to have pet supplies on hand as well.
- If winds or extreme storms are in the forecast, put away or secure outdoor toys, patio décor, or other movable outdoor items that could be blown away or damaged.
Make Sure You’re Ready All Year with Earl’s Air Conditioning
As decades-long Coachella Valley HVAC professionals and residents, we know how much the weather can change throughout the year in our area. We are happy to help make sure your family is ready to handle the heat and cold with HVAC solutions for your home. Let our team perform routine maintenance before it gets too hot or before a big storm hits. Be prepared for anything with the installation of a new HVAC system or with repairs to your existing system.
Don’t face the extremes alone. Call Earl’s Air Conditioning in the Coachella Valley for heating and air conditioning installation, maintenance, and repairs.