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How To Keep Cool This Summer

AC Repair Phoenix

The Best Tips To Keep Your AC From Breaking Down

Our miserably hot Phoenix summers mean that your air conditioner will work overtime to keep your family nice and cool inside your home. Your friends at Hobaica have put together some helpful tips to keep your AC from breaking down.

1. Please, Air Conditioner, Keep Working! 

Imagine you have a very big, very crucial project to get done at work. But the power is out. You’ll have to go old school to get it done. With candlelight, hand tools and a lot of perseverance, you complete your task. But you had to work doubly hard to meet your goal. If you have to do it again tomorrow, you may decide to quit! That’s how hard your air conditioner needs to work when bushes, trees and other debris blocks your outdoor AC unit. Your air conditioner has to work extra hard to keep your home cool. In the long run, debris build-up will cause your unit to quit working altogether. Be sure to clear away any debris that has built up around your outdoor unit so your AC can continue to keep your family cool.   

2. Replace Your Air Filter Monthly 

Your air filters are a critical part of your AC system. They have the ever-important job of keeping dirt out of your unit. As your AC works tirelessly to keep you and your family cool, all of the air from your home must pass through the air filter. Once the filter becomes clogged with dirt, it becomes more and more difficult for your AC to continue to operate. Eventually, your AC will quit altogether and you’ll end up with a miserably hot home…no fun! Changing your air filters monthly keeps your AC working and your family nice and cool.  

3. Set Your Thermostat No Lower Than 78° 

It’s 100+ degrees outside. You’ve finally beaten the traffic and get home after a long day’s work. Immediately, you go to your thermostat and turn it down to 70 degrees to cool your home off as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, your standard efficiency AC unit does not work this way. It works more like a light switch, it is either On or Off, so turning your thermostat way down won’t cool your home off any quicker, it will just keep your AC running until it reaches 70 degrees, no matter how long it takes!  

4. Raise Your Thermostat 5 Degrees While You Are Away 

Now, while you are away for the day, there is no need to keep your home at 78 degrees. By turning it up by 5 degrees, you’ll save yourself some money and give your AC a break. This will still be a nice temperature to keep your pets, plants and household belongings cool and won’t be too much of a strain on your AC to overcome when you come home.   

5. Keep Your Fan Set In The “Auto” Position On Your Thermostat

By keeping your fan set in the “auto” position, your AC fan will only run when the compressor is running and blowing cold air. If you set it to the “on” position, your fan will continue to run even when the compressor is off. Your fan will continuously recirculate the cool air from your home, through the ducting system in your hot attic, through the AC unit and back into your home. This process will increase the temperature of the air being recirculated by 2-3 degrees, thus heating your home back up. In addition, your fan motor is not an efficient means of providing continuous air circulation.  

6. Use Ceiling Fans In Each Room For Improved Air Circulation & Comfort 

The electricity that is consumed by your AC fan to circulate your air can effectively operate approximately 12-15 ceiling fans throughout your entire home. By using ceiling fans in each room to keep your air circulating, not only do things stay cost effective and efficient but you will be more comfortable and may even be able to raise your thermostat by 1-2 degrees. Another nice benefit of using ceiling fans to keep your air moving is they are extremely quiet in comparison to your AC fan.   

Why You’ll Lika… Hobaica!

As you carry on with your regular day-to-day routine, follow these helpful tips to keep your family cool this summer while also taking care of your often overworked air conditioner. If you find yourself suddenly without air conditioning, be sure to check these two areas first:

If you find yourself in need of a professional, we’ve got you covered. Call a company you can trust for fast emergency AC repair. Verify they have the following credentials::  

  Did you have a company to your home that didn’t meet those criteria? Get a FREE second opinion from your friends at Hobaica.   

Here at Hobaica we thoroughly enjoy taking care of our customers! We treat you like family! That’s why we guarantee You’ll Lika… Hobaica! Schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (602) 633-9555.

 

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Check Out Our Reviews . . . From Neighbors Near You

Elizabeth Silva
Elizabeth Silva
23:13 02 Jul 22
J. Miranda was so helpful and replied to our request right away! Called other places for emergency repair on our AC and they wouldn't be able to send someone for 3 days! Anyone who lives in AZ knows waiting that long is not an option especially during the summer! J. Miranda was friendly and took the time to explain what needed fixing. Will recommend! Thank you again!
Chad Van Haren
Chad Van Haren
20:04 02 Jul 22
Great experience receiving estimate. Quick scheduling of service. Knowledgeable service techs. Most importantly, they delivered peace of mind, which can't be purchased.
Harriet Moser
Harriet Moser
13:22 02 Jul 22
Great guys to work with. Knowledgable, efficient, professional.A follow up concern we had about our new unit was responded to quickly & well. Nothing wrong with the equipment, but it was retested and we were educated more about our new system by our tech.
Kitty Smith
Kitty Smith
11:56 02 Jul 22
Grayson Vu was a very knowledgeable and professional service tech. He was on time and took his time checking things out. He even recommended something to improve our air flow and comfort. Great company and great rep!
Karen Bender
Karen Bender
23:26 01 Jul 22
John and Jared came out today to take a look at my air conditioning unit. I live in a condo where I can’t see my unit but noticed some water dripping from the roof. They weren’t just on time, they were a little early which helped free up the rest of my day.They found that the system was running as it should be and let me know that the water was dripping because the condensation line was disconnected. Super easy fix with a little bit of glue, and they did not create worry where there was none just to add to the bill.As if that wasn’t good enough, they were incredibly nice and easy to talk to. Not nice because it’s required- just really genuine people. I was not expecting to have such an easy and inexpensive experience in Phoenix during hot, muggy monsoon season. Thank you both for making my day!
Jim Adams
Jim Adams
18:54 01 Jul 22
We recently had our air conditioning go out on Tuesday and on Friday a new unit was installed. The service has been fantastic. Could not have asked for a faster more friendly company.Zach and Gio were amazing in getting the unit installed and walking us through the new thermostat.
PHX Keeve
PHX Keeve
22:05 30 Jun 22
Grayson came out and was on time, and very nice. He took extra time to diagnose a potential problem, and even re-secured some wire mesh (to keep birds out) that had been blown off from the wind. He answered all my questions, will do business with hobaica again.
James Borsheim
James Borsheim
21:27 30 Jun 22
In every way possible, extremely professional service. Used since 2008, very pleased.
Joseph Shepard
Joseph Shepard
17:36 29 Jun 22
Grayson was awesome. He called ahead of time to let me know he was on his way and showed up right on time. Completed our AC system checkup and gave me a detailed report on everything. 5+ stars!!

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