The summer is coming faster than we realize and now is the time to get out ahead of any HVAC maintenance that needs to be done. Summer time here in Florida brings out some pretty extreme heat, so it’s important to make sure everything is in tip-top shape, the way it needs to be!
Here are some things you can do on your own to get your HVAC system ready for the summer heat. Let’s jump right in!
Check your thermostat
If it’s old, it’s definitely time to replace it. Digital options are available in abundance and they’re affordable. Not only will the improvement not cost you much in the way of money, but it’ll save lots of it. You’ll be able to control your temperatures better and use your energy more efficiently. At the end of the month, you’ll also see a significant improvement on your electrical bill.
Leaky ducts – get ‘em fixed
Any seasonal maintenance walk through that you conduct should include a full duct inspection. Look for exposed duct work, leaks and wear and tear. These gaps can cause a lot of air to leak and not only cause your system to work harder to cool or heat your home – but also cost you a ton of money because of it. If you find any issues, get it looked at immediately.
When you throw on your AC, you want it to cool off the room you’re in and the home. Not the underside of your couch. Be sure to remove objects from out front of air ducts and make sure there aren’t any blockages – not only in the vents but that your air filter is clean and air is moving freely through it.
Change your air filter
Speaking of that, this is literally one of the easiest and most important tasks that you’ll do with your HVAC system. Air filters are pretty cheap, so we recommend buying a few to keep them handy. They’ll help filter the bad stuff out of your air so that the actual quality of the air you breathe is better.
Check the obvious
Check your breaker box, flip switches to make sure each one works, etc. I know this sounds silly, but even with newer systems – it can be amazing what happens when something hasn’t run for a while or when there’s a perceived problem that actually isn’t a problem at all. It’s just something silly. So make sure you check the obvious.
And last but not least, we absolutely recommend some sort of monthly maintenance plan. That way you’ll save time not having to fumble around with these things and also insure that your system is working the way it’s supposed to. For a free consultation, feel free to give us a call. Good luck!
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