It’s finally summer and with this season comes the sweltering heat. As Detroit summers are typically humid and hot with temperatures exceeding 90 °F (32 °C), your air conditioning unit at home will be getting its workout this season, for sure. Keeping your home cool and comfy during hot days depends on how your A/C’s going to perform; and to avoid any troubles, what you should do is to prep your lean-mean-cooling machine before the serious heat comes writes The Handyman, Glenn Haege:
If you can’t remember the last time you had an AC tuneup, get one now! You don’t want to have a problem when the weather heats up and you really need your air. Most tuneups cost less than $100 but will make sure your unit is ready for the season.
While getting the AC unit prepped and ready to use is important, you also have to be realistic about what your air conditioning is capable of doing and give it a good chance to work as efficiently as possible.
“Too often people leave the air off during the day when they go to work, then have it set to go on right before they get home and expect it to cool instantly,” said Mary Cugliari, (586) 731-7363, a certified system designer for heating and cooling known as “Mary the Heat Plan Lady.” “They think their home’s air conditioning will work just as fast as their car’s AC, but that isn’t the case.”
While your air conditioning unit is essential in keeping your home comfy during this hot season, it is also important to consider other components of your home for maximizing your A/C’s cooling capabilities, efficiency, as well as endurance.
Your roofing in Detroit, for example, is not only your protection against natural elements; it also plays an important part in maintaining the interior’s temperature. Moreover, a roof that provides adequate insulation even helps in lowering utility costs.
For your Detroit roofing needs, the best option will be to contact roofers who can ensure your home will get proper insulation. The Kroll Construction Company is one such contractor you can rely on. With more than fifty years of experience under their belts, Kroll Construction has become known as the home improvement company and roofing contractors in Detroit that really cares about their customers and is determined to provide outstanding service from start to finish. Contact them today and get a free estimate.
(Article Excerpt from To keep your cool, prep your air conditioning, www.detroitnews.com, May 23, 2014)