Today, we will explore some A/C maintenance hacks – those quirky, unexpected tricks that help keep your cooling system in tip-top shape.
But remember, while these hacks can be helpful, there’s no substitute for the expertise of trained professionals like us at Ballard. So, let’s have some fun and learn about these unique A/C maintenance ideas versus when it’s time to call in the experts!
The ice-cold truth: Did you know that placing a large bowl of ice in front of a box fan can help cool your room? While this hack won’t replace your A/C system, it’s a nifty trick to enhance your cooling efforts on a hot day.
Spin it round: Your ceiling fan can be a secret weapon in keeping your home cool. Make sure your fan is set to spin counterclockwise during the summer months. This pushes cool air down, making your room feel more comfortable without cranking up the A/C.
Foil your windows: Want to keep the sun’s heat at bay? Try covering your windows with aluminum foil, shiny side facing out. This simple trick can help reflect the sun’s rays, keeping your home cooler and reducing the strain on your A/C system. Of course, blocking rays with curtains or drapes is also effective and looks way better!
Call the Heating & Air Conditioning experts at Ballard
While these hacks can be interesting and valuable, they’re no match for the expertise of trained professionals. Here’s when you should call in the experts:
Annual maintenance: Your A/C system needs regular professional maintenance to keep it running efficiently and prevent costly repairs. Schedule your annual tune-up with Ballard, and we’ll ensure your system is in peak condition for the hot San Bernardino summers.
Unusual noises: If your A/C starts making strange noises like banging, rattling, or squealing, it’s time to call in the pros. These sounds can indicate various issues, and our skilled technicians will diagnose and fix the problem.
Rising energy bills: A sudden spike in your energy bill could indicate that your A/C system isn’t running efficiently. The experts at Ballard can help identify the cause and recommend the best action to restore your system’s efficiency.