Summer Cooling Tips

Summer Cooling Tips

Do you know what the hottest temperature on record is in New Jersey? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the highest recorded temperature was 110°F, and that was on July 10, 1936. Could you imagine spending the day in 110° heat paired with nearly 80% humidity? It would be miserable. Luckily that kind of weather isn’t a common occurrence in New Jersey, but it should make you think about having to prepare your home for the summer heat that is ahead.

We’ve compiled a list of our best summer cooling tips to help keep you comfortable all summer long!

Fans

We’re not talking about paper hand-held fans, but rather large ceiling fans and exhaust fans. These both are great additions to a home if you don’t already have them and they’ll help to keep your home cool.

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are great for rooms that you spend a lot of time in including bedrooms, offices, and living rooms. They operate by rotating in either clockwise or counterclockwise directions which you can control with a witch of a button. The counterclockwise rotation pushes air back down into the room, creating a draft and a cooling effect.

Exhaust Fans

Unlike ceiling fans, exhaust fans pull hot and humid air from a room rather than pushing air around in the room. Exhaust fans are ideal in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms or anywhere else that generates a lot of heat and moisture.

Cooking

This summer, try out some different cooking methods, preferably ones that don’t include using your stovetop or oven. This will drastically cut down on the amount of heat that your home is generating and then is left to circulate throughout the house.

Some of our favorite heatless dinners include:

  • Pasta salads

  • Gespacho

  • Salads

  • Sandwiches

  • Barbecuing outdoors

You can use this summer as an opportunity to eat out at your favorite restaurants more often or spend more time cooking outside. Summer evenings are the perfect time of day because they’re cooler and the humidity will have died down. This makes it a great time to take advantage of your opportunity to hang out with friends and family at a backyard barbecue!

AC Maintenance

One of the best steps you can take to stay cool this summer is making sure your air conditioning unit is well maintained. Most HVAC technicians recommend having your unit inspected at least twice per year for seasonal maintenance, but if you were unable to get to your maintenance during spring, now is as good of a time as ever.

Having your AC unit inspected now before the temperatures begin to spike, could save you from the massive headache that comes with a broken air conditioning in the middle of a heat wave. When we perform air conditioning maintenance we also check your unit’s efficiency to make sure you’re not losing money, we make sure that everything is working as it should and we check on your indoor air quality.

For more information about how an air conditioning inspection and maintenance could benefit your home, contact the experts at Guaranteed Service. While we do offer emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, why wait until you have an emergency to give us a call?

Call us today or visit our website for more information on how we can help you to stay cool and comfortable all summer long!

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