As temperatures begin to rise, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the summer months ahead. Long hot summer days are fun to splash around the pool, but we all know Maryland summers can be brutal, and without a working HVAC system, it can be miserable for your family. Here are a few tips to help you get your HVAC system ready for summer.
Change the Air Filters
While you should already be changing your HVAC system air filters every one to three months, early spring is the perfect time to replace them. Winters tend to result in more dust and accumulated debris in the air filters than normal, and you want to be sure these air filters are completely clean before the cooling season begins. Dirty air filters can cause your HVAC system to work harder and less efficiently, resulting in higher energy bills and poor indoor air quality.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit of your HVAC system can accumulate debris, dirt, and other contaminants over time, which can affect its performance. Remove any leaves, branches, or debris from around the unit, and clean it with a hose to ensure it’s running efficiently.
Check Household Vents and Clean Them Carefully
The vents in your home are responsible for delivering heated and cooled air into your living space. Unfortunately, since vent covers have openings, the covers and interior of vents can accumulate dust, dirt, and other contaminants over time. Cleaning them can help improve indoor air quality and reduce energy bills.
Check your Thermostat and A/C
Your thermostat is the control center of your HVAC system, and it’s essential to make sure it’s functioning correctly. Many homeowners forget that thermostats need regular testing. At the start of each new heating or cooling cycle, test your thermostat controls, as you may need to recalibrate the unit. Check the batteries and settings to ensure it’s set to the right temperature and programmed for your schedule.
Consider Upgrading Your AC
If summer is coming and you can’t stand the thought of going through one more hot season with a poorly working air conditioning system, you might want to consider an upgrade. Replacing your entire cooling system may seem like a big hassle, but it can actually save you a ton of time, money, and stress. Modern AC systems tend to be more energy efficient than older models, and you’ll see lowered monthly bills and fewer breakdowns over time.
Schedule Maintenance for your HVAC System
One of the easiest and most important things you can do to prepare your HVAC system for the summer months is to schedule maintenance in the spring months. This allows you to rest assured that your HVAC system is working properly and efficiently. Regular maintenance can also save you money in the long run! If you stay on top of maintenance, it is less likely that you will have expensive HVAC repairs or need to replace your HVAC sooner than you normally would have to.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Make sure that your HVAC system is ready to tackle the hot summer months, and schedule a routine HVAC maintenance service from S&L Prime A/C & Heating Systems today! Our experienced HVAC professionals will thoroughly look over your system, repair it, and help extend the life of your system. Contact us today!