5 Tips to Making Sure Your HVAC System is Ready for Summer
Is Your HVAC System Ready for Summer? – With spring already here and summer on its way, many homeowners are focusing on cleaning their homes and yards in preparation for the flurry of activities they have planned for the warm, summer months. While you plan on ushering in the summer days, you have to remember to prepare your HVAC system for what lies ahead.
Filters Should be Replaced
Make sure you go through and replace the filters in your HVAC system to prepare for the summer months coming your way. During times when the air conditioning system is used frequently, you want to make sure the filters are replaced or cleaned at least once every month. A dirty filter can cause the unit to freeze up, if not break down completely. A clean filter will allow the air to freely flow into the unit and reduce the amount of pollution inside the home.
Inspect the Ductwork
The ventilation system is a critical component of the heating and cooling system. When there is a bunch of leaks and holes in your ducts, you will find yourself losing out on a lot of the air that you are paying to have cooled. Gaps in the ductwork can cost you as much as 20 percent more on your energy bill. Seal any holes and ensure all of the connections are tight.
Test Your HVAC System
Before the heat strolls in, you want to go through and test your air conditioning system by turning it on for a short amount of time. If the unit requires a repair, you will have a little bit of time to get it done before the cooling season is in full swing.
Look for Any Obstructions around Your Unit
The outside part of your air conditioning unit is composed of multiple parts such as the condensing unit aka condenser. Make sure to clear any obstructions away from your unit. Any plants, bikes, bushes, and other yard items need to be at least a couple of feet from the unit. If there is any debris around your unit, take the time to blow the leaves away and make sure nothing is blocking the flow of air to the condensing unit.
Allergy Season is Here! (Updated 2022)
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Schedule Your Tune-up
To make sure your unit is running the best it can while using a minimal amount of energy, you need to schedule our comprehensive AC tune-up with a licensed professional. By performing regularly scheduled maintenance on your equipment you will keep your unit running at peak efficiency as well as extend the life expectancy of the equipment. Take the time to speak with a trained professional today to discuss the condition of your AC so you are prepared for the warmer months ahead.