When you live in a southern state like Mississippi, an efficient air conditioner is as important to making you feel comfortable as a plate of shrimp and grits. In Jackson, where the summer highs linger in the lower 90s and exceed 100 when factoring in the humidity, creating consistent comfort in your home becomes a fine art.
With that said, take these three steps to ensure your summer isn’t filled with sweaty days and sleepless nights.
Schedule Professional HVAC Maintenance
Waiting until your air conditioning system breaks down during a hot summer day isn’t conducive to creating a comfortable home. In addition to dealing with the consequences of a breakdown, you’ll likely have to suffer through them for longer because it’s the busiest season for HVAC contractors. Don’t wait; invest in professional HVAC maintenance today to reduce the risk of an expensive repair later. Your sanity will thank you in September.
Don’t Forget About Your Indoor Air Quality
Controlling the humidity inside your home is important to establishing a cool and comfortable environment, especially during the summer when the air can feel as sticky as a cinnamon roll. To achieve a recommended humidity level of about 50 percent inside your home, invest in a whole-home dehumidifier. Here are the biggest benefits of doing so.
- Make your home less hospitable to allergens.
- Reduce irritation to your skin and respiratory system.
- Lower energy costs by helping your AC run more efficiently.
Remember to Complete These Comfort-Creating Tasks
For added comfort, make sure you complete the following tasks before or during the summer.
- Adjust your ceiling fans to rotate in a counterclockwise direction.
- Keep the window treatments closed during the day and open at night.
- Minimize daytime heat by running appliances like the dryer at night.
- Stock your freezer with ice cream. Yes, you read that right!
For more information about how you can secure your home comfort in Jackson, Mississippi, this summer, or if you’d like a NATE-certified service technician to visit your home to perform HVAC maintenance, read on to learn how these three pointers can help you stay cool or contact Dent at (601) 912-0535.