Spring just started, but summer weather will be right around the corner. We all know brutal Texas heat doesn’t always wait for the change of a season. Drastic amounts of exposure to heat during summer can lead to exhaustion, fatigue, dizziness, extreme thirst, lack of vision, dry skin and even death. We are here to give you some tips on how to get your home ready for hot weather.
- Check your AC
Having air conditioning that works during the summer time is absolutely essential in getting through the dog days of summer. Make sure your AC is fully functioning with a summer-time AC tune-up. A professional technician will come to your home and inspect your AC unit, making sure it will hold up under the hot weather.
- Change your filters
Your air filter is the lungs of your air conditioning system. If the air filter is dirty and blocked, your air conditioner, essentially, can’t breathe. That means it’s going to take longer for your home to cool (if it ever does) and more money on your electric bill. CPS Energy recommends changing your air filters every 2-3 weeks during the summer to keep your AC system working at peak efficiency.
- Check your roof
Making sure you check your roof for leaks is very important. There will be those occasional harsh storms during summer, and being prepared ahead of time will help your home be strong and sturdy to protect the roof over your head.
- Cover your windows
We all know what it’s like to have direct sunlight in our house, which can even be blinding at times if not properly covered. As a helpful tip, we suggest that you cover your windows with drapes, shades or blinds to block out the heat that enters your home.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.