Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature can be one of the most important things during the hot months. The hot summer sun can be draining, and there is nothing better than stepping inside into the nice icy cold air conditioning. Due to the extremely hot temperatures during the summer, your HVAC system will be working on overdrive. Having your air conditioning system work this hard, can increase your monthly electric bill significantly. Follow these next steps to keep your HVAC system running to its full potential to ensure you keep your house cool and your electric bill as low as possible.
If there is one continuous message you find on summer hvac maintenance tips it would be regarding filters! This is one of the easiest steps to take to keep your HVAC system running in tip top shape. By making sure you always have a clean filter in you can reduce your energy usage by almost 15% monthly. Disposable filters should be changed once a month, whereas permanent filters should be taken out and rinsed off once a month.
Located near the cabinet’s base is the drain hole. This hole MUST be kept clear in order to ensure proper performance of your HVAC system. Something small such as a paperclip or small piece of wire will do the trick perfectly.
During the summer season of the year a dehumidifier can be extremely valuable. By opening the casing and letting it air dry, you will ensure your HVAC system stays functioning properly. To go the extra mile, while drying, give the unit a nice spring cleaning by vacuuming out and dirt and debris trapped in the system.
Your HVAC system is located outside, and it’s no secret that it’s a little more than difficult to control the elements; but what you can do is try to keep the surrounding area of your system clear so the elements won’t affect it as much. Everyone knows lots of rain brings lots of weeds and plants. Weeds growing closer than 2ft to your system could potentially cause damage and make it not function properly. Keeping the surrounding area clean makes it possible for the HVAC to pull in the air that it needs to cool your home.
Your bathroom fans are the ones that put in the most work. Keeping them clean of debris and dust particles found in the air will help your HVAC system stay functioning its very best. You’re able to clean these fans by removing the covers and giving them a good wash with soap and water. Be sure to rinse them well. Using a toothbrush to help clean the blades will also do wonders. Be sure to turn the power off before beginning this task. Keeping your fans clean can also increase your air quality and make your home smell better!
Summer HVAC maintenance is super easy and effective. Heating and cooling all year takes it toll on your HVAC system, be sure to keep up with annual maintenance and inspections and you can save money on energy efficiency as well as potential costly repairs that might happen if you do not! Schedule a maintenance call and see how much you can save today!