5 Common AC Issues

Air conditioning is an essential component for your home’s comfort all year round. While proper maintenance will help keep your AC at optimal performance, it is also essential to be aware of the most common AC issues that you might face. 1. Unexpected Shutdowns You air AC may shutdown unpredictably when the thermostat’s batteries die off. However, it is easy to remedy the issue by simply replacing the batteries. If the batteries are still in good condition, ensure that the thermostat is set to “cooling” mode. Also, you can adjust the temperature range depending on the ambient weather conditions. Unexpected AC shutdowns also come about due to problems with the circuit breaker. If the thermostat and temperature settings are in order, turn on the circuit breaker. 2. Poor Cooling Your living space temperature may be high even with the AC running, and the culprit, in this case, is an inefficient air filter. The filter is susceptible to dirt buildup and fails to cool the air properly. If your thermostat is properly configured but results in uneven air-cooling, bring in air conditioning experts from Barker’s Heating and Cooling to replace the air filter. 3. Uneven Air Cooling Temperature fluctuations are common,...

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How Temperature Can Affect Your Sleep?

Our sleep cycles are fine-tuned to match the environments that humans are most accustomed to. We are awakened by exposure to sunlight, and our nervous systems are delicately calibrated to allow us to sleep while retaining the ability to wake quickly to respond to danger. While this delicate balance has given us the ability to get the most out of sleep, there are more factors governing our ability to sleep well than we might be aware of- such as small changes in temperature. How Temperature Can Effect Your Sleep Our nervous systems respond to cues associated with the time of day. Light is the most obvious of these cues. But temperature is also a significant indicator of time. With few exceptions, temperatures tend to be lower at night than they are in the daytime. This is due to the simple fact that the light of the sun heats the atmosphere by bombarding it with light during the daylight hours. It is for this reason that most people tend to sleep better when they are slightly cooler than they would normally prefer to be. This can seem counterintuitive, but it’s just one of the ways that our advanced biology works to...

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