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Top Tips for Cool Temperatures on the 4th of July

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The 4th of July is a holiday where we celebrate our freedom, independence, patriotism, and feel a sense of pride in our country. There is an overarching feeling of unity as we gather together at parades, festivals, parties, barbecues, and fireworks displays to celebrate together.

While all that unity is fun, life can throw some unexpected curveballs at you, even on holidays. When the sun is blazing and the bbq is grilling, chances are it’ll be your Air Conditioner that putters out when you need it most.

Luckily, that doesn’t have to be a concern, especially if you know what to do before that big party. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you (and your HVAC system) happy and healthy this 4th of July.

Keeping Your Guest Hydrating

stayhydratedDrink lots of water and limit your direct sun exposure! We cannot emphasize this enough. When you sit outside in the heat, even if you’re simply relaxing, your body sweats in an effort to cool itself down.

As such, you can slowly become dehydrated. This can be controlled by drinking lots of fluids, but it has to be the right kind of fluids. Not beer, nor any other alcoholic beverages, which can further dehydrate you.

The same goes for caffeinated drinks and sugary sodas. They may briefly quench your thirst, but they do not replenish your electrolytes and sodium levels. In the event you start to feel unsteady on your feet, go inside where it’s cool and find a place to stretch out. Try putting an ice pack on your forehead and sip water or Gatorade. If your symptoms do not improve, you may need medical assistance.

Keep Up with Filter Replacement

airfilterYour air filter should be clean and free of dust and debris regardless of whether you’re having guests over. The state of the air filter can mean the difference between breathing in dust, dirt, allergens, pet dander, microbes and so forth.

It’s quite disconcerting to think about constantly breathing in unfiltered, unclean air. Fortunately, an HVAC technician can thoroughly clean or replace your air filter for you, and continue to do so on a consistent schedule.

Most HVAC technicians offer flexible maintenance schedules so that you don’t have to keep track of when the last time was your air filter was professionally cleaned or replaced.

Remember All Your Preventive Maintenance

preventativemaintenanceWhy is preventative maintenance so important? Think of it as a preemptive strike. Don’t allow your AC to fail when you’ve got a house full of guests seeking refuge from the heat.

Have routine maintenance and check-ups done, so that an HVAC tech can identify, troubleshoot and fix any potential problems. Don’t wait until disaster strikes. The last thing you want to do is try to find an emergency HVAC expert to come out to your house on a holiday to fix a cooling disaster.

You will be frustrated, your guests will be upset, and the entire ordeal will be costly. If you’re looking for a reliable HVAC professional you can count on, look no further than LenAire, Inc.. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment, and let us keep you cool all summer long!