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How to Reduce Your AC Unit’s Stress

dirty air filter next to HVAC return vent

As we head into the hot summer months, it’s crucial that your AC unit is working properly and efficiently. If your AC system is running rapidly and constantly, it can cause mechanical stress. This may lead to broken parts or even a full system failure. Luckily, there are ways you can reduce stress on your AC unit to prevent this outcome. Our team at Korrect Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to share some important tips regarding your AC use this spring and summer.

Frequently Replace Air Filters

Air filters trap unwanted particles from entering your air. Dirty filters don’t work as well, which can overwhelm your AC system. A good rule of thumb is to replace your air filters every one to three months– but more frequently is better when experiencing hot weather. Not only will this help reduce stress on your AC system, but it can also help decrease your energy bills!

Use Dark Curtains for Natural Cooling

While we welcome the sun after a long winter, too much sun can actually raise temperatures in your home. To maintain cooler temperatures inside without overworking your AC system, use dark curtains to block out the sun.

Additionally, you should try to reduce your ‘heat-generating’ activities. This means avoiding long, hot showers or running your oven for a long period of time. These activities can work directly against your AC unit’s goal of keeping a cool indoor temperature.

Check Your Insulation

Attic insulation helps keep your home cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. Insulation keeps the unwanted temperatures outside from entering your home through the roof, and helps you control your indoor temperature. Not only this, but it can help prevent mold from growing in humid areas.

Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Summer with Korrect Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Proactivity is key for a comfortable summer. Contact our team now to learn more about our air conditioning services and how our pros can help you! Call us at (937) 837-2333 or click here to schedule an appointment for routine maintenance, a repair, or an installation.

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