The weather is getting warmer and the city of Myrtle Beach is getting busier each and every day. That only means one thing…summer is almost here! Trips to the beach, barbecues, lounging by the pool and other activites are so close we can taste it. But the warmer weather could bring out potential issues with your HVAC unit. That's why it's important to follow our summer HVAC Myrtle Beach "checklist" below so that you can stay cool all summer long and save some money on your electric bill.
The condenser coils located in your system's outdoor unit can become clogged with dust, leaves, grass, weeds and other outdoor particles floating around in the air over time. All of this really starts to add up and causes your HVAC unit to become less efficient. The performance drops and since it is the coil's job to transfer heat from the inside. Dirty coils can decrease the performance of your unit by up to 30%! To clean these coils, use a soft bristled brush, garden hose or pressure washer. We also recommend trimming low hanging branches or bushes around your outside unit. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, please give an HVAC professional like Beach Air a call.
We cannot stress this enough. Changing your air filters on a monthly basis is vital to keep your unit performing at it's best. When a filter gets clogged with dirt, it causes a blockage which leads to a system pressure drop which compromises your unit's airflow. The system is then forced to work harder to reach your settings on the thermostat, which causes the internal parts to wear out faster and use up more energy to cool your home. This causes a big spike in your electric bill, which nobody likes. Add this task to your list of things to do on the first of every month to make sure you keep up with it.
If you prefer to let a professional like Beach Air perform this type of maintenance on your home, perhaps you should consider purchasing a service agreement. Twice per year, a representative from Beach Air will come to your home to perform the following:
Before the blistering heat of the summer months arrives, make sure that your HVAC unit is ready to take on the workload. The professional technicians at Beach Air of Myrtle Beach are more than willing to help in any way possible. Please give us a call at 843.796.3798 if you need assistance.
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