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Spring Cleaning Tips: Including Chimney Sweeping!

While spring cleaning can be all about preparation for summer, it’s important to look beyond just one season. This preparation for the rain, the heatwaves, the sunshine, and even the gardening can be a lot. We’re lucky that we get to experience all of the seasons, but we need to be prepared for them ahead of time.

Summertime is tricky because it can get hot and humid where we live. The earlier you start preparing for this season, the better. Our team is here to give you a few tips that should make your summer a bit easier.

But take note, these tips for your air conditioning are not easy to pull off when the heat is already here. They’re intended for customers to take on ahead of time so that by the time summer gets here, you’re more prepared than ever.

Evaluating Your Home Efficiency

Efficiency is a vital part of your home when the summer arrives. A huge portion of your energy budget will be used for air conditioning, which means you’ll want your air conditioner running as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

Take a look at the SEER2 rating of your system and look it up online. Compare it to standard systems of the same type and see if you can get a good look at where it stands on the market. Or, just think about the age of your system, since air conditioners of 10 years or older can be outdated and in need of replacement.

Now might be the perfect time to invest in a new, high SEER2-rated system that can keep your home comfortable at a fraction of the energy cost that our old unit would.

Preparing for Heat and Humidity

Heat isn’t the only thing we get when the summer arrives. We can also get inundated with humidity, which basically makes the air more uncomfortable even when temperatures aren’t very high. This is a big deal.

Your air conditioner is designed to deal with a little bit of humidity, but too much can overwhelm the system and even damage it or allow for mold growth if you’re not careful. This is where a dehumidifier can be an amazing addition.

Dehumidifiers will help dry the air while your air conditioner cools it. These two systems working hand in hand can be a great way to eliminate discomfort when summertime hits.

Think Outside the Box

There’s more to home comfort than just your air conditioner when heatwaves come. Think about your ceiling fan or other fan systems. Ceiling fans are a great addition to your home and can easily help circulate cooled air without consuming too much energy.

We recommend coupling your air conditioner with a ceiling fan to maximize your comfort and lower your energy bills. Your AC won’t have to work so hard if you’ve got a constant breeze of cooled air wafting around the rooms where you spend most of your time.

We Are Also Offering Chimney Sweeping!

On those cozy and slightly chilly nights of the summer, you might want to snuggle by the warmth of the fire instead of using your conventional heating system. But what if it’s dirty?

There’s no better way to jump into Spring than with a special chimney sweeping appointment. We’ll get all the dust, soot, dirt, and grime out of your chimney so you can rely on your fireplace more easily for the next few years. Sign up for our chimney sweeping in Ferndale as soon as you’re ready.

Our team of Home Performance Experts has served the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you too! Contact Barron Heating AC Electrical and Plumbing today for air conditioning service. 

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