August is here and the heat continues to blaze on! Record high temperatures are bound to continue, and that means your air conditioning system needs to keep up. Here are some ways to survive the rest of the summer heat.

Clean your AC filters.
Your air filters play a big role in how your AC system functions overall. Clean or replace filters monthly or bi-monthly. This is especially critical in the summer months because dust, pollen, and other allergens are circulating in the air. When the filter gets full and clogs, the system works harder to cool the air. Keeping on top of filter maintenance is a simple way to save energy. And, it also reduces the strain on your cooling system.

Consider a new thermostat.
Did you know that programmable thermostats can help save you money every year? We proudly carry Ecobee Smart Thermostats from Carrier. This product can help you save between 23% and 26% in annual energy costs. Simply tailor it to your specific schedule and control it from anywhere via your smart phone. It is also smart home compatible, and easily works alongside third-party smart home platforms. And, you can use this thermostat with your heat pump, air conditioner, or gas furnace, making it a great option for homes with different heating and cooling systems. Convenience and comfort – you can’t go wrong!

Call the professionals.
Without routine professional maintenance on your air conditioning system, you risk having it unexpectedly break down. Tune-ups by our experienced team at Specialty Heating and Cooling means you can rest easy knowing that things are functioning well. We will clean your air filters, make sure all of the small internal parts of the system are working well, run an energy efficiency check, check the motor, and more! If we notice anything that could cause a problem, we will talk to you about what needs to be done.  Our goal is to ensure everything is running smoothly and at optimal efficiency so you can stay comfortable no matter how hot it gets.

Summer is one of the best times in the Northwest to get outside and enjoy. And, after your summer fun, you want to come home to a cool, air-conditioned home. So, call us today if you need an AC tune-up, a repair, or if you want to learn about getting a system installed. We look forward to helping you stay cool this year and well into the future.

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