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Exploring HVAC Maintenance and Repairs

Hi there, my name is Michelle. I created this site to talk to you about maintaining your HVAC system on your own and with help from contractors. Your HVAC system controls the temperature and air quality in your home. When this system starts to malfunction, you may notice a decrease in your comfort levels. You can perform preventative maintenance to keep this system running year round. From these posts you'll hopefully be able to learn about DIY and professional maintenance tasks that need to be performed regularly. My site will also cover common faults and repairs for HVAC components. Thank you.

3 Tips For Keeping Your House Cool In The Summer

As the weather heats up, many people are wondering what they can do to keep themselves cool without going broke in the process. If you are not careful you can blast your AC and lose a lot of money in the process. Instead, there are some simple things that you can do to keep your house feeling comfortable without turning up the AC.

1. Keep The Sunlight Out

Just as the sun heats the outdoors, it will also heat your house. When your windows are open and the sun is shining in the house it heats up the house.  This is especially true during the hottest parts of the day when the sun's rays are the most intense. Thus, although it may be nice to have the sun shining in to give the house natural lighting, it will also make the house hotter.

As an alternative you should consider putting energy efficient drapes throughout the house. You can close them and block out the sun. This will keep the house cool even when it is hot outside.

2. Circulate The Air

Another great way to keep everyone in the house feeling comfortable is to keep the air moving. This is somewhat like a trick. The air doesn't even have to be cold, as long as it is moving, it will keep people feeling comfortable. For this reason, you should turn on ceiling fans, or install ceiling fans if you don't have any, or put up fans throughout the house.

If you really want to keep the house cool you should consider putting a fan by the vents in the house. This will pull the cold air into the fan and blow it throughout the house, keeping the house a more comfortable temperature, without changing the AC power.

3. Forget About The Oven

As important as it is to keep the house cool, it is also important to prevent it from getting any hotter. Instead of focusing on how to make the house colder, think about the things that you are doing that are increasing the temperature. For example, you should avoid using the oven in the summer. Just having the oven on for an hour can raise the overall temperature in your house. Try to plan meals that don't need to cook, or cook outside on a BBQ to prevent the house from heating up.

By doing these simple things you can keep your house cool and save money in the process. Visit http://affordableplumbingandheat.com/ for more information.