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Optimize Your HVAC for Memorial Day: Tips for Staying Cool in the College Station Area

May 17, 2024 | Blog

As Memorial Day nears, signaling the start of summer in College Station, Bryan, Navasota, Anderson, Richards, and Caldwell, it’s crucial to ensure your air conditioning system is ready to handle the heat. At Barkers Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing, we’re committed to keeping your home both comfortable and efficient. Follow these expert tips to maintain your HVAC system in top condition during the holiday weekend and the warmer months that follow.

Smart Thermostat Settings

To optimize energy efficiency while maintaining comfort, thoughtful management of your thermostat settings is important. We recommend setting your thermostat at a cozy 78 degrees when you’re home and turning it up slightly when you’re away. This minor adjustment can greatly reduce your energy consumption. If you’re not already using a programmable thermostat, investing in one can significantly enhance comfort and energy savings as it automatically adjusts temperatures according to your schedule.

Regular HVAC Maintenance

Ensuring reliability throughout the summer begins with regular maintenance. Barkers Cooling offers comprehensive maintenance services that inspect your system’s refrigerant levels, clean the coils, and verify that all components are functioning efficiently. Keeping up with maintenance not only helps prevent unexpected failures but also keeps your system running efficiently.

Update Your Air Filters

One of the easiest ways to enhance your HVAC system’s efficiency is by regularly changing your air filters. Clean filters better airflow and air quality, reducing the strain on your system. This simple maintenance task can help lower energy bills and prolong the lifespan of your HVAC unit.

Utilize Ceiling Fans

Using ceiling fans in conjunction with your HVAC system can improve air circulation and make your home feel cooler without needing to lower the thermostat further. Ensure your fans are set to rotate counterclockwise during the summer to help push cool air down, which allows you to set the thermostat a bit higher.

Explore Our Membership Program

To maintain continuous efficiency of your HVAC system, consider joining our membership program. Members enjoy regular maintenance checks, priority service, and discounts on repairs. This proactive approach helps ensure that your system operates smoothly and efficiently, preventing expensive repairs and extending the life of your unit.

Getting your HVAC system prepared for Memorial Day and the upcoming summer season in the College Station area doesn’t have to be a challenge. Follow these tips and schedule regular maintenance with Barkers Cooling to ensure your system is optimized for efficiency and comfort. Ready to get started? Call us today at (979) 398-5194 or click here to schedule an appointment online, and discover more about our services and how we can assist you in staying cool this summer.

Why Choose Barker's?

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You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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We guarantee that the equipment we have installed will perform as we have stated, or we will remove it and return 100% of your investment.

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Chandler did an excellent job checking out our heat pump. He was very professional, communicated well, was responsive to our questions and I was very happy with everything he did.

Steve M.

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Our AC went out during a late summer heatwave. Called Barkers and Victor worked very hard to get the outside unit up and running. Two hours later we conceded to the death of a 29 yo unit. Victor notified the office the next morning, and within 24 hours we had a complete new system installed, and the house cooled by the time I got home from work. Highly recommend. Honest and trustworthy.

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We were impressed by this company from the first phone call. Reed was an exceptional young man; very personable and professional. The installation team of Mike, John and Cody did an excellent job. Barker’s is a business with high standards and we are very satisfied with everything about them. So glad we found this company!

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