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We rely on our air conditioners to keep us cool all summer long, but are you getting the most out of yours? Follow these tips from Patterson Plumbing to beat the heat this summer by maximizing the cooling power of your air conditioner.

Seal any air leaks around the home.

Air leaks around your windows and doors could be costing you tons of money by allowing cold air to escape your home. Sealing these up is a simple DIY project that only requires weatherstripping or a caulking gun.

Use ceiling fans to make a room feel cooler.

Ceiling fans can be used to supplement your HVAC system year-round. Set the blades to rotate counterclockwise during the summer months; this forces air back down into the room, creating a windchill effect.

Control your humidity levels.

Humidity can make your home feel much warmer than it actually is. If you feel warm and sticky, you might not need to reach for the thermostat. Instead, try setting up a portable dehumidifier.

Have your A/C tuned up by a professional.

During a tune up, a professional technician will clean, lubricate, and inspect the various components of your cooling system. This helps keep your energy bills lower, prevents breakdowns, and maximizes cooling capacity.

Trust the home cooling experts at Patterson Plumbing to keep you cool all summer long. We offer a variety of HVAC services to Pueblo County, Colorado including A/C installation, repairs, tune ups, air duct cleaning, whole-home dehumidifiers, and more. Contact us online to schedule your service, or give us a call at (719) 544-4922.

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