HOW TO STAY COOL: Facts for keeping your AC cool

Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 9:30 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The Ozarks has a lot of hot days ahead. Many of us are trying to find ways to stay cool and keep the AC running.

KY3 spoke with H-VAC companies about facts and falsehoods regarding staying cool.

“A lot of people’s ACs are going out, and they are not used to this high heat and are running a lot longer than they need to be,” said Logan Mills, air services heating and cooling.

Mills says the company sees an increase in calls.

”This month, we have received over 3000 calls and taken 900 of those calls,” said Mills. “The majority of them are due to system breakdown and also systems not keeping up.”

Mills says to be wary of online trends, such as putting an umbrella over your AC.

”Putting an umbrella over your AC is about the worst thing you can do, and it’s not going to shade the unit or help it run any better at all,” said Mills. “It’s going to cause a decrease in the airflow of the unit, causing it to not run properly.”

Mills says to get preventative maintenance done to your HVAC and change your thermostat batteries to prevent any premature breakdowns.

”The best thing that you can do during this extreme heat is just ensure that you’re are changing your filters every two to three months to ensure that the system is running efficiently,” said Mills.

Workers at Air Services Heating and Cooling say the more your ac unit runs well, the higher your utility bill will be, but keeping up with the maintenance and taking those proper precautions should help.

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