Summer’s here in Toronto and the sweltering hot temperature tempts you to set your thermostat low. Although this can somehow help you achieve your much wanted comfort, forcing your AC to work harder can actually cause its internal components to break down or stop working entirely, in which case you’ll need Toronto air conditioner services to restore it back into shape. Consider the following tips to help your AC beat the summer heat without the risk of a burnout:
Minimize internal heat
According to Freshome.com, electronic devices and appliances contribute to the overall heat gain in your home, causing your AC to work harder than it has to. Keep heat-generating appliances such as lamps, televisions, clothing irons away from the thermostat. Turn them off unless you need really need to use them. Also, try to reduce cooking time during the hottest parts of the day. If possible, install a range fan to allow the hot air to escape during cooking.
‘Silent killer.’ The substance carbon monoxide (CO) earned this notorious alias owing to its ability to pervade a home undetected and the fact that it has taken the lives of a number of people. “You can’t see, smell or taste this deadly, hazardous gas” – many HVAC companies in Toronto warn. In a Toronto Sun article, Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi stated that CO kills about 50 Canadians, including 11 Ontarians, yearly. Due to the recorded deaths, a bill was passed last year mandating homes, condos, apartment hotels, and university residences to use carbon monoxide warning devices.
Don’t Be the Boy Who Cried Wolf
Basically, CO detectors are designed to go off once abnormal levels of CO in the air are detected, but technologists are still improving the accuracy and reliability of these devices. Some of the current variants may be very sensitive to carbon monoxide presence that they go off even at low levels.