How To Prepare Your HVAC System For Summer
While your countdown to summer may have begun months ago, we are just under 60 days until it officially begins. June 21st marks the first day of summer, but they hit will surely hit us way before that. So, what does that mean for your HVAC system? Well, for starters, it means that your system will be working a lot harder than it has over the past few months. Before the temperature starts to spike, there are a few things that we recommend you should do around your home to ensure that your system is running as efficiently as it can.
Clean Up, Clean Up
It’s important to clean debris, trash, toys, etc. away from the condenser unit outside of your home. By keeping the condenser clean, it makes it easier for the unit to eliminate heat from the air. Just make sure that your unit is turned off before doing so. Be sure to check the area once per month to ensure that the area stays clean.
Replace Your Air Filters
If you’ve been following our blog over the years, then you know how much we harp on this. But we repeat it time and time again because it’s the simplest thing you can do to take care of your HVAC system. Air filters are what clean the air traveling through your ducts. Dirty air filters cause your unit to work harder and this causes an increase in your electric bill. During the summer months, we suggest changing these out each month. Set a reminder in your smartphone to check your air filters on the 1st of every month. Once you make it part of your routine, your system will reap the rewards.
Schedule An Inspection
While knocking these items off of your list are very beneficial, there are some things that a professional like Beach Air should look at. One of our techs will come to your house and inspect everything. Whether your unit in in tip-top shape, needs some service or needs replaced altogether, we will be honest. We will supply you with a few options and you can choose the one that best suits your needs and also budget. New systems are not cheap. We understand that. So we will do our best to fix yours or provide financing for a new one.