How To Get The Most Out of Your HVAC System This Summer

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As the summer months approach, it’s time to start preparing your HVAC system. Many homeowners  neglect to prep their HVAC systems, and this can lead to trouble down the road. It’s important to address any maintenance or repair issues before the season hits so that you’re not left sweating because your system isn’t working properly. We’ve put together this article to help you get the most out of your  this summer. 

The Initial Test Run

The best step you can take to get your HVAC system ready for summer is to do a test run. This can help determine how well it’s working and discover any irregularities before they become an issue. This way, you can address any minor problems before you have to rely heavily on your HVAC unit to cool you down. Furthermore, it’s typically easier to contact and have an HVAC tech come out during the off-season, as they’ll be very busy once it heats up and more people are looking for assistance. 

The Maintenance Steps

When it comes to getting ready for summer, HVAC maintenance is key. First, check the  on your HVAC unit. If it’s been in use for some time, then you’ll likely want to replace the filter. Ideally, especially in hotter months when you’re heavily using the unit, you should be replacing the filter every month. You may want to replace or at least check it more than that if you live in a very dusty area or if you have several pets. 

Keeping the Cool Air In

Preventing air leakage in the summer is incredibly important. As more cool air continues to leak out, your HVAC unit has to work harder to keep it cool inside, resulting in a larger electric bill for you. Insulation is the key to success in this situation. Make sure to seal around your HVAC unit, as well as around the duct connections and seams. It can also help to seal around windows and doors, as this can help to keep the air in anywhere possible. 

Programmable Thermostat

If you happen to have a programmable thermostat, now is the time to use it. You can set your HVAC system to pump out the air conditioning when you are home and relax a bit when you are not. This can reduce energy bills and also ensures that the temperature is comfortable when you get home. If you don’t have a programmable system, then perhaps it’s time to invest in one. 

Clear the Area Around Your Unit

If you have an outdoor AC unit, then it’s important to keep it clean and clear. While prepping for the summer, make sure that all leaves and debris are clear from the unit. Otherwise, they can block proper airflow, which can damage your unit or make it consume more energy than necessary. 

Looking to Prepare Your HVAC System for Summer?

If you’re looking to get your HVAC system ready for summer, then Home Comfort USA can help. We are experts when it comes to anything HVAC, but our priority is customer service. In fact, if you’re not 100% satisfied with our service, then we’ll do everything we can to make it right. We offer several services, including installation, maintenance, and repair. If you want your HVAC system running perfectly for the summer, then give Home Comfort USA a call today. 

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