Prepare Your HVAC For The Summer With These 5 Tips

Check the Filter & Clean or Replace It as Needed

Perform this simple task to keep your air conditioner in good working order. As a result of constant use, AC filters quickly become dusty, dirty, and clogged. The restricted airflow reduces the cooling capacity of your air conditioner. Checking your HVAC system’s filter in the spring is a good idea before summer really begins. According to the type of AC filter you have, you might need to change it every month, every six months, or every year. Checking the filter before summer begins can help you determine whether it needs to be cleaned or replaced.

Check for Visibly Dirty Vents

In addition to clogged or dirty vents, clogged or dirty registers can also decrease air conditioning efficiency. You can improve your air conditioner’s efficiency by checking the vents throughout your home or business even though nothing compares to a thorough air duct cleaning service performed by a professional. Look for visible dust, dirt, pet hair, and other debris that may be blocking vents. Also, make sure that the vents are open. Even though it may seem obvious, many home and business owners overlook the fact that some of their AC vents might be partially or completely closed. By opening them up you will be able to improve airflow and overall indoor comfort.

Schedule Your Yearly Professional AC Tune-Up

To ensure that your air conditioner remains efficient and reliable all summer, schedule a professional air conditioner tune-up. In a multi-point inspection, we’ll examine every component of your AC system to make sure that it’s functioning properly. In addition, we can do any minor repairs now before they become a major problem. Learn more by contacting us directly!

Have The Blower Motor and Belt Inspected and Replaced if Needed

Heating and cooling systems rely heavily on blower motors. The blower motor pulls air from your home’s return ducts and forces it throughout the system. A belt connected to the fan inside the unit controls the blower motor. This belt, along with the entire system, should be inspected annually for signs of wear. Your cooling and heating bills could increase dramatically if your blower motor is faulty. To avoid further damage, replace any damaged parts immediately.

Preparing Your Thermostat for Summer

Check that the furnace controls and thermostat are working correctly, especially during the startup cycle. If you’re planning on automating different temperature settings throughout the day, consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat. This allows you to get the best energy use for summer air conditioning. When no one is at home, smart thermostats can remain off until you arrive home from work, preventing energy wastage. With some thermostats, you can also control your settings from your smartphone, so you can monitor them on the go.

Comments are closed.