Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

3 Forgotten Ways To Stay Warm During A Heating Outage


It is an unfortunate fact, but if a heating system is going to fail or suddenly stop working, it tends to be in the dead middle of winter when the unit is working its hardest. Sadly, if a heater goes down without warning, especially in the winter, you may have no choice but to stay in the house and wait for the weather to clear before you can either get help or get somewhere warm. If you ever find yourself in this predicament, there are a few forgotten ways to help you and your loved ones stay a little warmer. 

1. Move down into the basement or cellar where temperatures are warmer. 

Even in the coldest parts of winter, your basement will likely retain a more comfortable temperature. There are a few reasons why a basement will stay warmer than the rest of the house. For one, dirt is an excellent insulator, so if the room was warm before the heat went out, it will stay warmer for longer than usual. The biggest reason a basement or cellar will stay warmer in the winter is that the ground down below the surface layer will stay at a warmer temperature anyway. If your heat goes down and you have no other way to stay warm or get out of the house, move down to the basement or cellar where temperatures will be less likely to be freezing. 

2. Stretch clear shower curtains over the windows. 

This one may sound silly, but it actually can help. Those cheap clear shower liners you pick up at just about any dollar store will be a lifesaver if your heat goes out, so keep a few of them on hand just in case. When you have no heat, these things make perfect barriers to block cold drafts from windows and doors. However, they can also enhance the heat of natural sunlight that may be streaming through the windows because the plastic slightly magnifies the sun's rays. 

3. Layer the floor of a small room with rugs or blankets. 

Did you know a lot of the cold from your home comes up from the floors? If you have no heat and have wood or vinyl flooring with no insulation, use throw rugs to cover as much of the floor as possible. If you don't have any, utilize heavy quilts, blankets, or even old sweaters and sweatshirts to insulate the floor from the cold that could be slipping in. In a smaller room, this one little trick can make a big difference. 

For more information, contact your local heating repair services.


23 September 2018