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5 Signs It’s Time to Turn on Your Air Conditioner

April 13th, 2023

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Turning on your A/C may provide sweet relief from rising temperatures, but it may also cause a significant jump in your power bills. How do you decide when it’s time to give in and turn your air conditioning on for the summer? Here are five signs to look out for.

1. The Heat is Affecting Your Sleep

Without a good night’s sleep, you won’t be able to give the next day your best. Unfortunately, trying to sleep through the night without A/C can be tough when temperatures are high. Don’t sacrifice your rest to stave off the higher power bills. Turn your A/C on and get the refreshing sleep you deserve.

2. You’ve Run Out of Windows to Open

Opening a window can give you a little bit of respite from the heat, but this tactic will only work for so long. If you’ve opened every window in your home and you still can’t get the air to cool down, it’s time to give in and turn the A/C on. Be sure to close all those windows when you do, though – you don’t want that wonderful chilled air to leech out!

3. You’re Wearing as Little Clothing As You Can Away With

Find yourself wearing nothing but shorts and tank tops to cope with the high temperatures in your home? There’s a better way. Turning on your A/C will save your modesty and let you get back to cycling through your full wardrobe.

4. You Dread Using Your Oven

A house with no A/C can get unbearably hot when the oven is turned on. If you find yourself looking for any excuse not to use yours, you may be trying to avoid making a bad situation worse. Instead of limiting what you can cook, turn your A/C on and enjoy all of the delicious baked dishes you want.

5. Your Pets Are Overheating Too

Animals feel the heat too, and unlike humans, they have no reason to try to hide their discomfort. Look for signs of overheating in your pets. Maybe your dog is panting a lot or drinking more water than usual. Maybe your cat refuses to come out of the basement where it’s significantly cooler than the rest of your home.

(Bonus) You Opened Your Pool

Typically if you’ve already started shopping for pool supplies because you opened your pool, you should probably turn on your A/C. While your pool can keep you cool and refreshed all summer long, there is no better feeling than walking into a nice and cool living room from the sticky sweaty heat.

Time for a Tune-Up?

No matter when you choose to turn your A/C on, you’ll want to make sure it’s great shape for the coming summer season. Syles Mechanical offers HVAC inspections, maintenance, and repair services to keep your A/C system running at peak efficiency. Contact us today to schedule a service call and let our expert technicians help you start summer off on the right foot.

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