During the hottest months of the year, temperatures in New Jersey can reach into the 90s. Although that may sound nice right about now, when the summer rolls around, we’ll all be facing cooling challenges in Toms River, NJ. This means that air conditioning is about to become a priority.
When the heat hits, an AC unit that breaks down in the middle of the season is one of the biggest disasters that can happen. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, here are four quick tips to help you make sure you’ve got plenty of cooling throughout the Toms River, NJ, summer.
Don’t Overwork Your AC
Summer lasts about three months, and the hot weather can stick around even longer than that. To keep your house cool, you might be tempted to leave your air conditioner on for the entire season. While this initially sounds like a good way to make sure your house stays cool, it also means your AC will be doing way more work than it should and may overheat.
Yes, we agree… coming home to a chilly house is nice, but constantly running you air conditioning unit is a big mistake. Instead, if you have an electronic thermostat, try setting it to turn on a few minutes before you come home and schedule to turn to a higher temperature when you head to bed.
Keep Everything Clean
A clean cooling system has less of a chance of breaking down, and the air you breathe will be cleaner as well. For the indoor unit, cleaning is often a matter of wiping the unit down with a dry cloth to remove dust particles.
If you have a split unit, you’ll want to go outside every few days and check to see if any leaves, twigs or other debris has fallen into the outdoor housing. Be careful! Before attempting to remove anything from this housing, it’s wise to turn the power off to the unit.
Keep Nature Out
Though it doesn’t happen often, there’s a chance that small bugs and animals could get into your air conditioner’s outside unit. If they (or any of their droppings) enter the system, you may be faced with repairs, replacements and unpleasant smells. If you have an outdoor unit, consider fencing, repellent or small traps to keep curious creatures away.
Get Regular Maintenance
The ultimate way to ensure your cooling system stays functional is to schedule regular maintenance from the professional technicians at Point Bay Fuel. By scheduling regular inspections, you’ll be able to deal with problems before they become too big (and too expensive), giving you peace of mind and a cool home throughout the season.
Trust in Point Bay Heating and Cooling in Toms River NJ
Scheduling HVAC service is just a click away, and it’s the best way to stay cool all summer long! Give us a call at (732) 349-5059 today.