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Dealing with Chicago’s Hot Summers

Published by Luke Weiden

You may not typically associate Chicago with warm weather, but the dog days of summer can be brutally hot. This means that it is pivotal to have an air conditioning unit that works efficiently to make sure your energy bills don’t skyrocket.

Deljo Heating & Cooling have some important tips on staying cool this summer. Always feel free to let us know if you have any questions!

Stay Safe During the Summer

There are two main culprits that could cause you to overheat this summer:

  1. Dirty Air Filters: It’s important to note that 93 percent of all homes that lose power to their air-conditioner have never changed their filter. Filters protect your air-conditioner from debris, making sure it will run strong for years to come. Changing your filter is easy and affordable. Buy filters online at deljoheating.com and consult your Deljo representative for instructions.
  2. Gravity: Heat rises in your home moving close to the ceiling or upper floors. Investing in fans to help the air circulate in your home will keep you cooler during the hot summer months. Ceiling fans are another option if you want something more powerful. Plus, fans aren’t very expensive, so you can invest in multiple that you will reuse for the upcoming summer seasons as well.

Adjust the Temperature While You’re Away

This may seem like a no-brainer, but adjusting the temperature of your air conditioner while you are gone is an easy way to save a significant amount of money while still being comfortable. Since you won’t be in your home, you can adjust the temperature of your AC by 1-3 degrees and see the benefits. The last thing you want is to be paying for energy that you are not experiencing firsthand.

Avoid Using the Oven or Stove

It’s already hot enough outside; you don’t need to add to the problem by turning on your stove or oven to cook something. Stick to meals that don’t require heat to prepare, like salads or cold-cut sandwiches. You’ll thank yourself later!

To save money on your utilities this summer without breaking the bank on new equipment, turn to the experts at Deljo Heating & Cooling.