Summer is here, and that means hot days, warm nights – and an increased workload for your HVAC system. To keep energy costs down and maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system, it’s especially important to ensure your air conditioner is properly serviced this season.
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A simple maintenance routine will help you avoid costly repairs or any uncomfortable moments caused by an inefficient air conditioner. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your HVAC system this summer.
HVAC Tips for Summer Maintenance
Change the Air Filter
One of the most important things you can do to maintain your HVAC system during the summer is to change the air filter. The air filter helps to keep dust and other particles out of your home, which can help to improve indoor air quality and reduce allergens. It’s recommended that you change your air filter every 1-3 months, depending on how often you use your HVAC system. [Related Reading: The Importance of Changing Your HVAC Filter]
Clean Your Vents
Another easy way to maintain your HVAC system during the summer is to clean your vents. Over time, dirt and dust can accumulate in your vents, which can restrict airflow and cause your system to work harder than it needs to. To clean your vents, simply use a vacuum or damp cloth to remove any debris that has built up.
Check for Leaks
It’s also important to check for leaks in your HVAC system during the summer months. Leaks can cause a variety of problems, including higher energy bills and reduced efficiency of your system. If you notice any leaks or unusual noises coming from your HVAC system, it’s best to contact a professional for assistance as soon as possible.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance is essential for keeping your HVAC system running smoothly during the summer months. A professional technician will be able to inspect and service all components of your system, including checking refrigerant levels and cleaning coils and filters. Scheduling regular maintenance will help ensure that all components of your HVAC system are working properly and efficiently throughout the year. [Read: Are Maintenance Plans Worth the Money?]
Invest in Smart Thermostats
Finally, investing in a smart thermostat is an excellent way to save energy and money on cooling costs during the summer months. Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature in each room of your home from anywhere using an app on your smartphone or tablet device. Additionally, many smart thermostats come with features such as geofencing technology which automatically adjusts temperatures based on when people are home or away from home
Summertime means raising the temperatures on your HVAC system, but it also means paying attention to your bills and being mindful of energy costs. Your air conditioner can be a major contributor to these costs if left unserviced, so be sure to give it regular care and maintenance. Change the filter often, clean out the vents, look for leaks, and replace any worn-out parts or refrigerant as needed.
If you’re able to invest in a new thermostat – not only will it help with energy savings, but it can also make adjusting temperatures in different rooms simpler than ever. All of this is key to making sure that your HVAC system is prepared and running correctly when the heat index starts to rise. Finally, don’t forget to give us a call if your system needs repair or service – we’re here to take care of all of your HVAC needs.