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How To Prep Your Home for Warm Weather

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Winter left the building, spring is here, and we’re well on our way toward a Baton Rouge summer. This is the perfect time to prepare your home for the warm weather that’s ahead. Your air conditioning in Baton rouge, LA is important, but there are many more things that you should consider to make sure that your entire summer is smooth sailing.

Today, we’re going to give you some pro tips to make sure that your summer is as easy and as cool as possible. Preparing now assures that you don’t run into unnecessary problems when the height of the summer arrives.

What You Can Do To Prepare

Here are a couple things you can do to make sure your home is ready for summer.

Get a Tune-Up

Maintenance is something that you should have done every single year. This is because it primes your home’s air conditioner for the work it has to do ahead. Think about your home’s maintenance like it’s a warm-up before a race. Maintenance is like a good stretch, a pep talk, and some hydration before you’re running down the track and jumping over hurdles. A little preparation goes a long way because it will ensure that you have the highest quality service and a reduced chance of a breakdown.

Consider Upgrading Your Thermostat

The one thing standing between you and a cool home could actually be your thermostat. If you haven’t upgraded yours in a while, then you need to schedule an appointment with us. We can recommend you a great smart or Wi-Fi thermostat. We have great recommendations and we have a team that can install this unit for you as well.

Know When You Need Something New

Eventually, you’re going to need to replace your air conditioner. Make sure that your don’t prolong the process. Waiting until the last possible minute to replace your air conditioner is bad for two reasons. The first reason is that an old air conditioner that should be replaced is inefficient. You’ll pay more money and get decreased cooling power as long as you’re using it. In addition to this, you increase your chances of a breakdown each time you use it.

Balance Your Humidity

A moist home actually makes you feel hotter. This is because a home with a high level of humidity makes your body’s process of cooling (aka sweating) a lot harder to do. The water leaving your body can’t evaporative easily because the humidity level in your home is so high.

Make Sure Your Air Is Clean

Clean air goes a long way. You might think that since the contaminants in your home are microscopic, that they’re also inconsequential. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Dirty air makes your ductwork system and your HVAC system work harder. Prolonged and unnecessary strain on an HVAC system increases your chances of a repair need or a breakdown. Consider air filters, air purifiers, air cleaners, or an HRV and ERV system. We’ll help you determine what’s best for your home.

Contact Professional Heating & Air to schedule an appointment today.

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