Hotter days are quickly approaching, and without a properly working air conditioning system, you can end up pretty miserable. While you may think that everything is fine with your HVAC system, there can be underlying issues that come to the surface during the summer and make your home uncomfortable to be in. To avoid wasting time and money fixing your HVAC system in the summer, take the time to check and prepare it for the hot summer months ahead.
Check the Filter
Your HVAC system has filters that filter out contaminants from the air. One of the easiest maintenance tasks you can do for your air conditioning system is checking to see if they’re dirty. Dirty and clogged filters restrict airflow and reduce the cooling power of your air conditioner. So if the air filters are dirty, you can either clean them or replace them. Depending on the type of AC system you have, be prepared to change its air filter between once a month to once a year.
Check for Visibly Dirty Vents
Another common issue that affects air conditioning efficiency is clogged or dirty vents. Although nothing compares to a full air duct cleaning by an HVAC professional, you can improve the efficiency of your air conditioner by checking the vents throughout your home. Look for things like dust, dirt, pet hair, and other debris that may be blocking the vents. Removing these contaminants will improve airflow and your overall air quality.
Repair or Replace Pipe Insulation
Check the conduit pipe that runs between your outside unit and its inside counterpart. This pipe, when properly insulated, maximizes your energy efficiency. Checking this pipe will not only make your air conditioning system work more efficiently, but it will also save you money throughout the summer. If your insulation is thin or disintegrating, repair or replace it before hot weather arrives.
Schedule Your Yearly Professional AC Tune-Up
The best way to get your HVAC system for the summer is to have it checked by an HVAC professional. Every year you should have your air conditioning system checked and serviced by a professional to ensure that everything is working as it should. Not only will they ensure that your HVAC system is working properly, but it will also allow them to take care of any minor repairs before they turn into major problems.
Schedule Your HVAC Tune-Up Today!
S&L Prime A/C & Heating Systems is here to help get your air conditioning ready for the summer. With experienced HVAC technicians and high-quality tools, we’ll ensure that your HVAC system is running smoothly. Give us a call at 410-274-4086 now to schedule your appointment.