Preparing for the Summer Heat

It’s spring time in Texas, and not only is it time to get your garden ready for summer, but it is also time to get your home ready for summer as well! Some homeowners believe that preparing for the summer heat only involves a slight adjustment to the thermostat or turning on more ceiling fans throughout the house. The truth is that there are multiple areas of your home which need attention before taking on the summer months. Make sure these areas of your house are ready before the summer weather is upon us: 1. Check the Air Conditioning. Alright, you got us! We want all of our customers to know that keeping your house cool means keeping your air conditioning in good shape. There are a variety of areas which should be visually inspected before it is used more frequently during the summer. Some possible issues could include loose wires, corrosion or debris. These common issues can happen during the course of the year and are important to address at the beginning of the summer season. However, attempting to repair loose wires or clean the area around or inside your unit can be extremely dangerous. We recommend that you call a trained technician to inspect your HVAC unit in order to ensure that your system is running at its best. A call to our experts at Spencer can schedule an inspection of your air conditioning unit that will be done safely, quickly and will inform you on any potential issues. As a side note, now is a good time to clean the dust bunnies off your ceiling fans that have gotten minimal use to reduce the amount of dust that accumulates in your air filters. 2. Inspect the Attic. Have a look at your attic soffit vents to make sure they are open and clear to allow excess heat to escape your attic. The air needs to enter in through the soffit vents and escape through the ridge vents at the roof of the attic. If you’ve been meaning to add insulation to your attic, spring time is an ideal opportunity to do so. Ask how Spencer Air Conditioning can help you with that. Installing the proper insulation in your attic can reduce the amount of work your air conditioning does, keep your house cooler and cut down on energy costs. 3. Windows and Doors. A good habit for spring cleaning is to clear the dirt and debris from the tracks and seals so that your windows and doors are nice and tight when they close. If you have an older home, inspect your windows and doors for drafts and repair any loose weather stripping. If your home has a crawl space, make sure it is properly encapsulated to increase energy efficiency. Taking these easy steps is a great way to prepare your home for the Texas summer before it is too late! We are here to answer your questions and help keep your home cool, call us today at (972) 446- COOL (2665) or find out more at