We all want summer to last forever. Unfortunately, the last weeks of the season always seem to bring the most stifling heat. While you’re making the most of your time outside, you’ll also want to take a break in the cool comfort of your home. How can you help your air conditioning unit perform at its best during the dog days of August? American Air Heating & Cooling has four tips to minimize the strain on your HVAC so you can avoid the need for air conditioning repair.

  1. Close your curtains and blinds – Keep your indoor air cooler by shutting your curtains, drapes, or blinds.
  2. Keep the temperature consistent – Constant changes to your thermostat do more harm than good. Try to keep your thermostat at a steady temperature between 75° and 78°. Only make slight adjustmentswhen necessary. Programmable thermostats will help you stick to a schedule so you can stay comfortable while minimizing wear and tear on your unit.
  3. Don’t forget your ceiling fans – Don’t forget the power of a ceiling fan. When it’s hot, leave your fan running to push down the air that’s coming from your A/C.
  4. Take care of your air conditioning unit – Replace your A/C filter, clear debris off your outdoor unit, and take care of other routine maintenance.  Schedule a seasonal air conditioning service and if your unit starts to struggle, call for air conditioning repair.

If your air conditioner can’t quite keep up with the late summer heat, don’t wait to get it fixed. Call American Air Heating & Cooling today. We’re here to keep the Carolinas cool, all the way into fall!