Air Conditioning Tips to Survive a Heatwave

Air conditioning tips

Ottawa has already seen a few stretches of hot weather and there will likely be more to come. On those days where the mercury rises, a cooling system provides relief from the oppressive city heat. Help keep your AC running properly and follow our air conditioning tips so you’ll be comfortable inside, no matter what the temperature is outside.

Check and Change Filters
The best air conditioning tip we can offer is to regularly check and change filters. A dirty filter restricts airflow and is often the cause of many cooling system problems. Some filters need to be changed monthly, while others can go a few months between replacements, however, it’s always a good idea to get in the habit of checking air filters every 30 days.

Annual Maintenance
It’s not too late to schedule your yearly AC inspection and tune-up. While we recommend that air conditioners be inspected prior to summer, we realize that sometimes booking an annual AC appointment is not at the top of the to-do list. If your system hasn’t been inspected yet, call to schedule an appointment before the temperatures rise again in Ottawa.

Setting the Temperature Too Low
There’s a misconception that setting the temperature extremely low will help cool the home faster—it won’t. Instead of constantly changing the temperature trying to get the home comfortable, a smart thermostat can regulate the settings, ensuring your home is cool and comfortable while still being energy efficient.

Help keep your air conditioner operating safely and efficiently all summer,
contact us today to schedule an AC tune-up or with any concerns about your cooling system.

Harding Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Ottawa and the surrounding area with top-quality service since 1994! We’re committed to our customers and are happy to help you find the best ways to improve your home comfort.

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