You may have been on top of your winter HVAC maintenance but summer is just as important to prep for. Summer brings with it, it’s own set of challenges to the HVAC system and it is important to be ready for what is to come. Take a look at some of the ways you can prep your HVAC system for the hot summer weather that is to come so you can enjoy the cool air conditioning in comfort!
Change the Air Filters
Air filters are a small but vital part of the HVAC system. Changing your air filters prior to summer is essential to help your system run smoothly. The filters accumulate debris and dust during the winter months too, as people tend to stay inside more and run their heat. Replacing the filters before summer will allow you to stay cool. Just be sure to continue to change the filters every three months or so. You can even invest in an air filter upgrade if you so choose, for even more efficient filtering.
Check Your Thermostat
Thermostats need to be checked regularly to ensure they are functioning properly. If you aren’t sure how to tell, your HVAC technician should be able to do so during your scheduled maintenance.
HVAC System Maintenance
Speaking of maintenance checks, you should schedule one in early spring so your technician can go over your system thoroughly. He/she can check for any repair issues that need to be corrected and make those corrections before they turn in to bigger problems. Regular maintenance checks make a world of difference when it comes to keeping your system running efficiently. The technicians will check your system inside and out to keep it running.
Clear Outdoor Areas
The outside of your HVAC unit needs some tending to as well. If there is any debris, leaves, branches, etc. that have accumulated on or around the unit, be sure to clear it immediately. While having plants or trees near your unit is okay, you want to make sure that none of the leaves or branches are hanging down and touching the unit itself to prevent any hazards.
If you have any questions about what other tips you can do to help prep your HVAC unit for summer, contact the professionals at TS Heat & Air. They are the leading HVAC company in your area and are experts. Contact them today!