Top Tips for Keeping Cool this Summer

As the temperatures rise, it can be difficult to stay cool. However, spending too much time in the sweltering sun can lead to sunburns, heatstroke and even skin cancer. Children can be particularly sensitive to the sun, so if your family includes little ones, be sure to take our advice for beating the heat this season.

 

  • Stay hydrated. During the hot summer months, it’s especially important to make sure that you’re staying hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is essential to keeping body temperature low. Having trouble hitting your eight glasses a day? Opt for water with sliced fruit for a tasty alternative to sugar-filled sodas and juice cocktails.

 

  • Limit sun exposure. The sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.To protect yourself from the heat, it’s best to limit time spent in the sun during these hours, instead opting for a protected and air-conditioned environment. AC acting up? Our AC repair service in Bensalem, PA can have you cooling off in no time.

 

  • Wear protective clothing. As it gets hotter and hotter, it can be tempting to throw on a tank top or short-shorts to try and cool down by wearing as little as possible. However, be sure to accessorize with a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of sunglasses that provide 99 to 100% UV protection.

 

  • Choose cotton. If you’re using jersey, satin or poly-blend bedsheets, you’re missing out on cooler nights. Cotton is a breathable fabric, so switching to 100% cotton bedsheets can help to keep you from waking up sweating in the middle of the night.

 

Taking steps to stay cool this summer can be beneficial for both your health and your home. If your air conditioning system is doing a subpar job, our team of experts in HVAC installation in Bensalem, PA can help. Give us a call, and remember to take care of yourself this summer.

How To Clean Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

Now that the warmer weather is here and more than likely is here to stay, you will be relying on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. No one wants to come home from work to a hot and humid home.

At B & B Mechanical, we strive more than just to be the leading HVAC installation and repair company in the Bensalem, PA area; we also seek to educate our readers with simple tips to take care of their air conditioners and heaters. With that in mind, here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean your outdoor air conditioning unit.

Step 1: Turn off Power

Your safety comes first! Be sure to turn off your air conditioning unit prior to taking it apart. You can either turn the unit off at the appliance shutoff box or the breaker connected to it.

Step 2: Disassemble Unit

Once the power is off, you will have to disassemble the unit by removing the outer case and grille. This is fairly simple as you can remove the metal shielding by just unscrewing it. Be sure to be delicate with removing all parts.

Step 3: Clean Condenser Coils and Fins

When cleaning the condenser coils and fins, you can use a vacuum and hose. You will want to vacuum the fins using an attachment. Your condenser coil’s fan will surely need to be cleaned as it collects leaves, grass and other debris, which blocks air flow over time. You can clean the unit by spraying down the condenser coil and fan with your hose. Just make sure to use low pressure to not damage any of the fins or coils.

Step 4: Wipe Down Fan Blades

Another helpful step is to wipe down the fan blades. You can do this with a clean, wet rag to get rid of any lingering debris.

Step 5: Reassemble Unit and Turn Power Back On

Once your unit is fully cleaned, screw back on the outer case and grille and turn the power back on for the unit.

If you wish to find out more information on how to clean your outdoor air conditioning unit or inquire about one of our regular maintenance plans, we encourage you to reach out to us. Additionally, if you need AC repair in the Bensalem, PA region, you can contact us by calling 215-240-4530 or filling out a contact form on our website.

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Is your HVAC system ready for the warmer weather ahead? B & B Mechanical, the leading HVAC installation company in Croydon, PA is offering spring tune-ups for residential and commercial clients. Benefits of this service include a complete inspection of your HVAC system, expert maintenance and guaranteed savings. Learn more about our spring tune-up service and AC repair for Newtown, PA and the surrounding areas by calling 215-240-4530 today!

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Once you are finished, you are exhausted and just want to go indoors and be greeted by a warm home. Instead, you open the front door and, to your dismay, realize that your home is almost as cold as it is outside.

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Now is also the time to think about your heating system and whether it is working optimally and saving you money. If not, it’s time to call B & B Mechanical, so you don’t have to wear a jacket and three blankets indoors.

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