There might be snow on the ground right now, but spring will be here before you know it. When it does, you'll want to be ready to cool your house down. This is particularly important if you live in a region that seems to go from cold to hot virtually overnight. The last thing you want to do is spend a few uncomfortably hot days because you weren't prepared to cool your house down as soon as the temperatures changed. Luckily, it doesn't take much to get your home ready for the spring. Here are three simple steps you'll need to follow to make sure you're prepared to cool down once the warm weather arrives.
Schedule a Tuneup
You didn't use your air conditioner during the winter, which means it sat there getting dirty. Not only that, but all the components were exposed to the elements. To make sure your air conditioner is able to overcome the winter torture, and work properly in the spring, you'll need to schedule a thorough tuneup. During the tuneup, your HVAC technician should inspect the belts and hoses for signs of damage. They should also check the Freon level to make sure there's sufficient refrigerant levels to keep you cool all summer long.
Get Your Misters Ready
It takes more than your air conditioner to keep you cool during the summer, especially if you're expecting extreme temperatures. One way to help your air conditioner keep you cool is to install misters around your home. Installing misters around your home, including by your air conditioner and on your porch, will provide you with a couple of important benefits. First, the misters will cool down the exterior walls, which will keep your home cooler. Second, the misters will cool down your air conditioner, which will prevent it from overheating this summer. Another benefit of misters is that they'll cool you down while you're sitting on your porch.
If you've ceiling fans in your home, you have a vital tool that you can use to help keep your home cool this summer. You might not realize this, but using your ceiling fans during the summer can help reduce your energy use, and help take the load off your air conditioner. However, to do that, your fan blades need to be going in the right direction. Before spring arrives, climb on the step stool and change the direction of your fan blades.
Contact a service, like Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc., for more help.