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5 Summer Tips to Beat the Heat & Save Your Sinuses

Between the sweating and the sneezing, it’s hard not to notice that summer is here in full force. Constant sweating and sneezing can obviously make life miserable this time of year. As HVAC experts who work with the people of Lafayette on a daily basis, we regularly see the negative effects heat and allergies can have on homeowners. Thankfully, overcoming allergies and the overbearing heat are two issues that can go hand-in-hand with each other (and can be fixed at the same time!)

This blog is dedicated to keeping you cool and comfortable this summer. We hope that these tips will help you improve the air you breathe, increase your AC’s efficiency, and save you money!

1. DIY

There’s nothing quite like rolling up your sleeves and doing a little hard work for the sake of improvement. That’s exactly what you’ll be doing when cleaning your outdoor HVAC unit. By taking 30 minutes out of your day, you can easily improve the air in your home and your unit’s efficiency by up to 30%. It’s a simple process that takes up only a small portion of your day! Click here for a video to learn how. Don’t forget to dust and vacuum your home regularly to complement the work you do with your outdoor unit. Your unit will run more efficiently when it no longer has to battle with dust and dirt to keep you cool.

2. Air Filters

A fresh, clean air filter is one of the best improvements you can make for an AC unit. A new air filter will maintain the clean air in your home by trapping any new particles entering or circulating in your home. During the summer, when your AC is working at its hardest, is a great time to ease the burden on your air conditioner and relieve yourself of allergies.

3. Professional Maintenance

Professional HVAC experts can spot minor problems before they become major repairs (plus save you hundreds or thousands of dollars). A professional maintenance visit will also optimize your AC’s output and save money on your monthly energy bill. For summertime, when energy bills are at their peak, professional maintenance needs to be a huge consideration when deciding on how to improve your unit.

4. IAQ Products

After the DIY cleaning you give your outdoor unit, you have to maintain the clean air you’ve worked for! This is easy to do by investing in indoor air quality (IAQ) products. Whether it’s an air purifier or a dehumidifier, there are several different products that will make sure the air stays clean inside your home. By keeping the air and AC clear of dust and dirt particles, you will make your unit more efficient and your improve your allergy symptoms during this season.

5. Thermostats, Fans, & Appliances

Another easy and affordable way to stay cool during the summer is to invest in a programmable thermostat, increase the use of your indoor fans, and reduce the use of your heat-producing appliances. Each of these options translates to monetary savings on your energy bills. Programmable thermostats allow you to control when your unit runs; if you’re out of the house, you can still reduce your AC’s output. Although fans can’t actually change temperatures, they are efficient ways of keeping cool during the summer months. Finally, cutting back on your heat-producing appliances, such as your stove, oven, and clothes dryer, will make sure your home doesn’t heat up and cause your AC to work overtime.

Keep It Cool with Lee’s

We’ve dedicated our careers to keeping the people of Lafayette comfortable. We believe that when it comes to serving our neighbors, our job extends past the typical in-home visit. That’s why we came up with this blog: we want to help you find easy, affordable ways to stay cool and allergy-free this summer! If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us today. We’re here to answer all of your HVAC-related questions and address each of your concerns. We hope you stay cool and allergy-free this summer!



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