Happy Fourth of July HVAC Tips

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Portrait of happy multi-ethnic family and friends at dining table celebrating Independence Day.

July 4th, a day to commemorate our independence, is almost here. This American holiday steeped in tradition is a day to spend time with family and friends, swimming, parades, and watching fireworks. Along with all the holiday festivities, you’ll want to enjoy indoor time in the cool comfort of air conditioning. Here are some holiday tips to help keep you and your family cool without overworking your HVAC system.

Avoid Air Filter Overload

Maybe you’re having a barbecue on July 4, and outside doors may be left open at times when guests are going inside and outside. Of course, this is when smoke from the grills goes inside putting a strain on your HVAC air filter. Before having guests over or if there has been a recent dust storm in your neighborhood, change the filter. Keep in mind, if you have pets or family members with allergies or respiratory issues, checking and replacing air filters on a regular schedule, at least every 30 days, is very important to keep indoor air quality high.

Program Your Thermostat

It’s going to be an exceptionally hot 4th of July this year. If you program your thermostat in advance, you’ll be able to keep the indoor rooms comfortable for holiday celebrations. Smart thermostats have motion sensors that can detect when you and your guests are indoors which allows the HVAC system to automatically keep everyone comfortable at a set temperature.

Use Ceiling Fans

The advantage of using your ceiling fans in occupied rooms is that they make everyone feel cooler. Ceiling fans increase airflow and can actually make the room feel up to four degrees cooler.

Schedule HVAC Servicing

Proper HVAC maintenance can help avoid holiday air conditioning emergencies during summer. Your HVAC system should be thoroughly inspected, cleaned, and serviced twice yearly. Cool Blew’s

technicians will check refrigerant levels, electrical systems, connections, and clean the evaporator and condenser coils. If you’ve put off servicing on your system, make certain to schedule an appointment today to avoid any AC issues putting a damper on your holiday celebrations.

Call Cool Blew

Thinking your HVAC system needs to be serviced? Call our friendly certified experts at Cool Blew today at 623-872-2900 to schedule an appointment. We’re available 24/7/365. Have a very happy, cool, and comfy Fourth of July!