5 Tips for a Cool Summer
It’s May in Georgia, and that means the summer is almost here. As temperatures rise, you’ll be looking for ways to stay cool, and we have a few tips for you to keep your home cool and stay comfortable this summer.
Program your thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to set the temperatures for your home based on the time of day. By programming your thermostat to a higher temperature at times when your family is out of the home, and more comfortable temperatures when you’re there, you can save on cooling costs. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, they’re very affordable, and Stanfield would be happy to install one in your home and our friendly technicians will even teach you how to use it.
Keep the cool air in by checking the seals on windows and doors. It’s no secret that cool air can escape if your home isn’t properly insulated and there are lose seals, cracks, or broken seals on the windows and doors of our home. Don’t try to cool the whole neighborhood! Fix broken seals and cracks and check of loose closures to ensure your cool air stays inside where you need it.
Properly maintain your system to ensure that it’s running efficiently. An efficient HVAC system means it’s running smoothly at the lowest cost to you on your energy bill. Your system should be inspected twice each year by a licensed professional in order to keep the warranty on your units intact. Proper maintenance includes changing filters, checking to make sure systems are draining properly, clean and lubricated parts, your system isn’t noisy, etc. Stanfield offers Planned Service Agreements that provide two yearly pre-season checks for your system. We event keep those records on file in case you ever need them for warranty-covered repairs. Click here to learn more.
Make sure your HVAC is right for your home. If your HVAC system has been giving you trouble, there are a few things to consider. First, is it older and getting near the end of its useful life? HVAC systems over 10 years old can have issues that come with age, wear, and tear. Summer is the most taxing time of the year for HVAC systems in Georgia, so you may want to consider replacing before temperatures climb into the 90s and higher. Second, is your system the right size for your home? Sometimes HVAC systems are not sized correctly for the size and demands of the house. Last, are you spending big bucks on repairs on a regular basis? If you’re unsure about any of these questions, give Stanfield a call. We would be happy to review what you have and go over options for a replacement if that’s something you want to consider at this time.
Take care of repairs made or replace your system now before peak season. Summer is the busiest time of year for Georgia’s heating and cooling professionals. This year will be especially unique with the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting shipments and supply chains. We’re working hard to ensure that we have everything we need to service our customers, but there are things that can be beyond our control - especially when demand is high like it will be in June, July, and August. If you think you’ll need repairs or a system replacement, we HIGHLY encourage you to take care of that NOW before we’re in Georgia’s peak heat. There is nothing more uncomfortable than losing AC during a hot summer, and we want to try to avoid that situation with our customers.
If you’re in need of a new heating and cooling system, click here to check out our latest offers, discounts, and financing available to make an HVAC system replacement affordable for you.
Stanfield is here for you all summer long. If you need maintenance, service, or repair, give us a call at 706-549-4767.