Atascadero Air Conditioning Repair Company Announces Best Practices For Staying Cool

Atascadero Air Conditioning Repair Company Announces Best Practices For Staying Cool

Atascadero Air Conditioning Repair Company Announces Best Practices For Staying Cool

The Center for Disease Control reports that thousands of people go to emergency rooms from heat exposure and hundreds die every year. Heat exposure is preventable and Atascadero’s air conditioning repair company, Air Rite, recently published a report to help people stay cool.

One of the top ways to cool off is to have a place to get out of the heat. Air-conditioned (AC) homes, businesses, and public buildings are refuges from the summer heat. Setting the thermostat to 78 degrees when at home or in the office creates a comfortable environment.

Other ways include:

  • Adjusting the Thermostat
  • Monitoring Humidity
  • Maintaining the AC System
  • Practice Extra Cooling Methods
  • Stay Hydrated and Maximize Comfort for the Elderly, Children and Pets

Adjusting the Thermostat

Turning the thermostat up 10 degrees, to 88F, when out can maintain comfort while saving as much as 10-percent on the bill.

The night is another time to adjust the thermostat. A study by the National Institute of Health indicates that the best sleep happens when environmental temperatures are at 86 degrees for those who sleep uncovered or 60 to 66 degrees covered.

Monitoring Humidity

Humidity makes us feel hotter. Sweating helps maintain the body’s temperature by evaporating and cooling the skin. Moisture in the air makes it more difficult for sweat to evaporate. Humidity varies considerably between Central Coast inland and seaside communities. There are times when the humidity on the coast may reach over 50-percent, which is the top of the range for comfort. Most modern day air conditioners regulate humidity through the evaporator coil that condenses water vapor from the air.

Maintaining the AC System

Keeping the AC system in good working order is important for comfortable temperatures. The Atascadero air conditioning repair company can make sure the AC system is in top working order.

Extra Cooling Methods

Keeping warm air out helps. Simply replacing weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows helps keep the home cool in summer and warm in winter.

Other methods include:

  • Use window treatments that prevent the sunlight from warming rooms
  • Limit the use of the oven and the stove
  • Ceiling fans can increase cooling efficiency
  • Use a programmable thermostat to set different temperatures for different times of the day. Smart thermostats are controlled remotely from a smartphone or tablet

Consider replacing older HVAC systems with newer efficient systems. The full-service Atascadero air conditioning repair company can recommend and install the latest, energy-efficient HVAC system for maximum year-round comfort.

Stay Hydrated and Be Mindful of those at High Risk

Those at highest risk include people 65 and older, anyone with chronic disease, children, pets, and anyone who may not be able to make safe decisions for themselves. Make sure those at risk are:

  • Cool and comfortable
  • Drinking enough water
  • Don’t feel dizzy, ill, lethargic or display unusual behavior

Avoid overheating by:

  • Limiting sports activities to the cooler times of day
  • Drink enough water
  • Check the weather reports
  • Don’t leave children and pets in the car, even in the shade
  • Check on friends and neighbors, especially those at risk

The Local Experts

Air Rite has been serving local communities since 1983, providing quality residential and commercial products and services for San Luis Obispo, Monterey, and Santa Barbara counties. The company’s mission is to perform quality work at an honest and fair price. Air Rite gives back to the community by sponsoring and supporting local organizations and activities that have a positive effect on the local area. The company support includes 4-H clubs, Future Farmers of America, Escuela Del Rio, The Link, food banks, youth sports teams, and cancer fundraising.

Air Rite
5001 Traffic Way
Atascadero, CA 93422
(805) 779-8446

Testimonials

– Debra M.

They can fix anything Great People !!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 I’ve been working with this company since 1996!!!!!!!

– Susie J.

As the caretaker for a senior gentleman in Atascadero, I was concerned for his health and safety during a recent cold snap. I called Air Rite, explained the situation and they made getting my patient’s needs taken care of a priority. The service technician was knowledgeable and professional, going above and beyond and taking the time to listen to my patient’s own diagnosis. The heating repair was completed within an hour and the price was right. I will recommend Air Rite Heating and Cooling to both my patients and my friends.

– L.

“Let me tell you why this company should have “10” stars. First, you need to know we had attempted to get our forced air heating fixed by another company from Templeton (posted a review on their site). After waiting several days for the other company to return after their initial visit (said they needed to order a part). After many cold days without even a call back we called “Air Rite” in Atascadero. We spoke with Rick (the owner of the company) and explained our dilemma and frustration with our attempt to get it fixed. He understood and said a …

– Joe M.

“Great company to work with. I would say anyone looking for a fair, professional, and prompt company you could call Air Rite.”

– Joy J.

“We have used Air rite twice. Once to replace our heater and the most recent was to replace our A/C unit. We have been more than satisfied both times. They are fair, reasonably priced, efficient, and professional.”

– Ross T.

“Great service at a great price. When my parents needed an entirely new heater system Air Rite took care of it. When our heater recently went out Air Rite took care of it. Arnie came out diagnosed the problem and had us back up and running in no time. Great doing business with a small family-owned business. Highly recommend!”

– Fronando C.

“These guys are quick on service. They know what they are doing and put the customer first. There are a lot of air companies out there and service is the only thing that sets them apart and Air Rite knows this.”

– Nena J.

“I have used Air Rite for all my business needs over the past 8 years. They are honest, professional, and always come through. They are the best HVAC company on the central coast. Plus I love that they are family-owned! Try them out, they won’t disappoint.”

– Sara B.

“They are the best! I have you used them for everything. Honest and Fair.”

– Dennis E.

“Air Rite certainly did right by me! Our 20 year old HVAC system, which had been nursed along for the last few years, finally gave up the ghost. Arne came out and assessed the situation and recommended a reasonably priced replacement system. This morning he sent his team of Cameron, Daniel, David, and Keith, and they went to work. Before 3:00 p.m. on this wickedly hot day in the North County (105°+), they got our new furnace and air conditioning units installed, up, and running. Thank you, Air Rite!”

– Carrie W.

“We needed to have our AC unit serviced and called Air Rite. The woman who works in the office was attentive and kind. They were really busy because it has been so hot but she let us know the soonest they could send someone out. When the technician arrived he was kind and courteous. He went above and beyond to clean out the leaves that were in our unit and made it ready for summer. Thanks, Air Rite!”