If you want your summer to be comfortable, then it’s important that you ensure the reliability of your air-conditioning equipment. Here are some quick summer HVAC tips that will help you make the most out of the season.
Get a Professional Checkup
If you want your air-conditioning equipment to be as effective and as efficient as possible, then you should hire a professional HVAC technician to take a look at it. You should do this before the start of the season, if possible, but definitely before things really start to heat up, as this is one of the most important summer HVAC tips there is.
Clean or Replace the Filter
Your air conditioner’s air filter keeps harmful contaminants from being recirculated throughout your home. These filters clog up quickly during the summer, so check them once per month and either clean or replace them (depending on the type you use) as needed.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Many homeowners underestimate the effects of choosing the right thermostat. If you’re still using a manual model, then you definitely want to upgrade to either a programmable or smart thermostat. These have advanced options available such as setting the days and times of operation, remotely accessing the unit, receiving weather reports, analyzing energy usage, and more.
Check Air Ducts for Damage
When air ducts experience damage such as rips and tears, air will escape and force your air-conditioning equipment to run longer than it should. Every few years, call a professional to check the air ducts for any problems. It’s also a good idea to get them cleaned periodically so that debris isn’t being recirculated into your home.
Clean Up the Outdoor Unit
If your outdoor condenser unit has been inundated with debris, then your AC equipment may run longer than it should. Clean off any large items such as branches or birds’ nests by hand and then use your garden hose to wash off dirt, leaves, and other types of debris.
By adhering to these summer HVAC tips, you’ll find the hotter months much easier to deal with. To learn more summer HVAC tips or for any servicing needs, call the friendly professionals at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been serving Indianapolis and the surrounding areas for more than 50 years.