HVAC Tips Before Summer Starts
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, now is the time to start thinking about prepping your HVAC system before summer starts. Taking preventative measures can help you avoid costly repairs, improve air quality in your home, and keep your energy bills low during those hot months. Here are a few HVAC tips for getting started:
1) Clean or replace air filters regularly. Make sure to check them monthly and clean or replace as needed. Dirty air filters will reduce efficiency of your system and reduce airflow which can lead to higher energy bills.
2) In order to ensure optimal performance, schedule annual preventive maintenance at least once a year with a qualified technician who can inspect all components of your system such as the blower motor, evaporator coils, condenser coils, and ductwork.
3) Regularly inspect your ducts for any tears or gaps which can cause energy loss up to 30% and reduce the effectiveness of your system. Sealing those leaks with mastic sealant or metal-backed tape can help keep your home comfortable while also reducing your energy bills.
4) Invest in a programmable thermostat to ensure that you get the most out of your HVAC system during summer months. You can set it to cooler temperatures when no one is home and adjust temperatures as needed for maximum efficiency throughout the day.
By following these steps before summer starts, you will be well on your way to a comfortable and energy efficient home. Don’t hesitate to contact your local HVAC technician if you need help with any of these tasks or have any other questions! Happy summer!