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Summer is Here – Summer HVAC Tips

May 16, 2019

Summer is right around the corner, and depending on the day, it might as well be here already. We’re mere weeks from triple-digit temperatures and if you’re looking to beat the heat this summer like the rest of us, it’s time to take notes! Our summer HVAC tips will keep you comfortable all year long. 

Your HVAC system is one of the only things standing in between you and a stifling, sweltering home this summer. These summer HVAC tips will make your system’s job easier and keep your home as cool and comfortable as possible:

  • Change Your Filter

Changing your filter regularly is one of the easiest things you can do to both extend the life of your unit and keep your HVAC system working as efficiently as possible. Depending on your system and the particulars of the filter you purchase, you should be changing the filter every month or so. If you’d like to learn more about changing your filter, you can check out more information here.

  • Keep the Cool Air In

Think back to when you were a kid and your parent’s yelled at you for leaving the front door open. Turns out, your parents were right to be annoyed! The more cold air that escapes your home, the harder your system has to work. Do your absolute best to keep the doors and windows in your home closed while your system is running. Take some time to inspect the weatherstripping around your doors and windows to make sure you don’t have constant leaks undermining all the hard work your HVAC system is doing. If you’d like someone to come out and give your home a once-over, give us a call!

  • Schedule a Routine Maintenance Appointment

When was the last time your system was professionally serviced? If you can’t remember, or if it was longer than a year ago, it’s time to call for backup! Having your system serviced regularly will keep your system running as efficiently as possible and extend the overall lifespan of your air conditioner. Keep cool this summer all while protecting your investment (your system) – give us a call to schedule your routine maintenance appointment.

  • Don’t Overdo It

Your system is built to do its job as efficiently as possible but there are ways that you can make its job harder unnecessarily! If your system has been off all day and you want your home cooled down quickly, you may be inclined to crank the thermostat temperature all the way down. In reality, that is only going to make your A/C unit work harder than necessary and puts you at a higher risk of a malfunction or a component breaking. If you’d like to help your system do its job more rapidly, install a smart thermostat and turn your unit on before you get home to give your HVAC system a head start!

Summer temperatures may be looming but have no fear – these summer HVAC tips will have you in the clear! Follow our tips and your HVAC system will keep your home comfortable through the next few months and beyond. If you have any questions about your current system or if you’d like to explore your options when it comes to upgrading, just give us a call! Happy summer!

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