Try These Tips to Keep Your House Cool

Author Rod Marchant-Smith | Peninsula Air Conditioning

When putting your air conditioning unit on full blast doesn’t seem to be making much of a difference to your room temperature, there must be something going wrong. 

Either the filters are so overloaded with dust that they can’t circulate cool air effectively or there is a larger problem at play that quickly needs to be addressed.

Looking After Your Air Conditioning Unit

Luckily, there are some simple air conditioning best practices that’ll help you keep your house cool.

All you have to do is…

  • Clean your unit every 2-3 weeks in order to stop the system from getting clogged with dust and debris.
  • Put the AC on a cycle, aiming to only run it for 15-minutes twice per hour so it doesn’t get overheated.
  • Book a service every 12 months to ensure everything runs smoothly and that there aren’t any mechanical problems.
  • Replace parts when issues arise if your budget won’t cover a new unit, as this is more cost-effective.
  • Turn the system off when you are out of the house and you’ll prolong its lifespan considerably.

How to Keep Your House Cool

Admittedly, an unsufferably warm house isn’t only caused by air conditioning failure. 

Should you have a new unit or a recently serviced one, you might need to look elsewhere to find a solution for keeping your house cool.

1. Insulation

Have you got insulation in your roof? Are your windows double-glazed? What materials are your walls made out of?

Little changes to your house could make a big difference to the temperature, allowing you to use your air conditioning more effectively and keep everything cooler for longer.

2. Windows and Doors

Even if you’re shutting doors and windows when the air conditioning is on, that doesn’t mean your loved ones are. 

Educate them about the importance of making sure everything is closed as they move about the house and you’ll soon notice a difference in the average temperature you have to deal with.

3. Curtains and Blinds

During the hottest parts of the day, close your blinds, shutters, and curtains – keeping the hot air outside and the cool air in.

This’ll stop more heat from entering your house through the windows and will keep your house cooler for longer, reducing your electricity bill and granting you more liveable conditions.

Keeping Your Air Conditioning Cool

To keep your house as cool as possible, don’t be afraid to invest some money into improving your doors and insulation.

You could even upgrade your air conditioning system if yours is getting old and untrustworthy.

This, in combination with your efforts to follow basic air conditioning tips like cleaning and part replacement, will make your summers much more bearable. 

If your air conditioning unit hasn’t been serviced by a professional in the last year or two, book an appointment with Peninsula Air Conditioning today.

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