A broken HVAC system at the height of the cooling season is no fun. When your AC breaks down, the whole family suffers, trying to get through hot, sticky nights until your HVAC company can send someone to fix your unit. And it’s extremely likely that most ACs break down when the weather is at its hottest and the HVAC companies are their busiest. Sometimes companies are so jammed up it can take several days to serve all their customers.
That’s why, when listing the most important summer HVAC tips, we always start with HVAC maintenance. So have a look at our top three summer HVAC tips below and keep them in mind all summer long to maximize your comfort.
Summer HVAC Tips
- Preventative Maintenance
Preventative maintenance, scheduled in the spring and the fall prior to using your air conditioner and furnace at their highest capacity, is your best bet for ensuring your HVAC keeps running without a hitch. A little bit of maintenance goes a long way toward discovering any potential problems before they become big, expensive repairs. Your HVAC tech can ensure that your unit is clean so that it runs with less friction and less wear and tear on parts. That way it will perform better and last longer.
- Air-Filter Change
Changing the air filter frequently is one of the best things you can do to keep your air conditioner in good shape. A clean filter ensures better airflow so that the air conditioner runs without slowing down. Sluggish airflow can prevent your system from properly removing moisture from the air so that the unit fails to cool your home properly. A dirty filter will also increase energy use.
- Solar Radiation
You can cut your summer energy usage and cool your home more efficiently by keeping solar radiation out of your home. Close the blinds, drapes or shutters, or install window film to block solar radiation and see how much cooler your home will be.
For more on summer HVAC tips, contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, serving Indianapolis.