How to Help Your AC Beat the Heat

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How to Help Your AC Beat the Heat

Hello friends. Hope you had a great 4th of July holiday and are beating the heat. This can be challenging because the dog days of summer are heading our way quick. In central Indiana, that means soaring temps and sweltering humidity are our opponents.

Fortunately, you have Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc. on your side and we are seasoned pros at beating the heat. We are your best bet when it comes to AC repair/replacement and have some handy tips for you to make sure you are winning the battle versus the summer heat. First, though, we want to make sure you know all about our Energy Savings Agreement. When you sign on for our ESA maintenance plan, you receive priority service, an awesome perk if your AC crashes unexpectedly and you need service immediately. You also receive a 17-point precision AC tune-up and discounts on labor and parts. Call one of our friendly sales staff today to get more info about ESA.

Here are some tips that can make it easier to beat the heat this summer:

Check/replace your air filters

This is the first line of defense and is the easiest way to help your system run smoothly and save money on your utility bill.

Protect your thermostat

Appliances and lamps give off heat and if placed near the thermostat, could affect the temperature the thermostat is sensing and cause an increase in AC usage.

Program your cooling.

Speaking of your thermostat, a great investment that will help you cool when you want to is a programmable thermostat. Upping the setting while you are away and programming it to begin cooling when you get home will save you money.

Keep the blinds and curtains drawn during the day.

You would be amazed how much heat sunlight coming through your windows can generate.

Seal your home

Leaks around windows and doors let out cold air, resulting in more AC run time and higher energy bills.

Keep AC area clean

Clear shrubs, bushes or other yard debris at least 2-4 feet away from your outdoor unit. This will ensure your AC is well ventilated and getting good airflow.

Regular Maintenance

Seasonal cleaning and tune-ups by licensed HVAC technicians will prolong your system’s lifespan and help keep your home cool.


Sometimes, no matter what you do, your old AC unit just can’t stand toe-to-toe with the heat. If that is the case at your home, it may be time to consider a replacement. We know that this is a significant expense and we stand ready to help you through this process. Call today to schedule an installation analysis and also to learn about our full line of Carrier AC systems. We have six locations to serve our customers: Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Indianapolis, Greenwood, and Mishawaka … so, Masters gets there faster!