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How to Prepare Your Home for the Hot Summer Months Ahead

How to Prepare Your Home for the Hot Summer Months Ahead

With the hottest months of summer approaching quickly, it’s an excellent time to make sure you’re prepared. If you want your home to be prepared for the hot weather, you need to make sure your HVAC system is ready to take the heat. By preparing now, you can avoid having to wait for service.

Summer is a time when HVAC professionals become swamped with calls. A breakdown of your HVAC unit in the middle of summer could leave you waiting several weeks for service. There are several ways to make sure you’re prepared.

If you haven’t already had your HVAC unit serviced within the last year, you should call us immediately.

We will come to your home and perform a comprehensive inspection of your high-efficiency air conditioner.

We can identify potential problems that could be sapping efficiency from your air conditioner.

Many homeowners make the mistake of neglecting their HVAC system. Over time, the neglect could lead to hundreds of dollars in repair costs.

By ordering an annual tune-up, you can avoid many of the costly problems that other homeowners have had to endure. Regular tune-ups can significantly increase the lifespan of your air conditioner and make it last much longer than it would without maintenance.

A dirty air filter could be draining your unit’s efficiency. Depending on the model, you might want to consider having filters changed once a month.

For some units, it’s better to change the filter every few months. When your high-efficiency air conditioner is operating with a dirty filter, it cannot run at optimal efficiency, which means it will cost more money to run.

You’ll find that a drop in efficiency becomes especially expensive if your AC is always on during summer. We can handle all of these tasks for you, and you can check out our maintenance plans.

Homes that have an HVAC system are equipped with ductwork. The purpose of the air ducts is to deliver fresh, conditioned air throughout the home. Problems can arise when your home’s ductwork has leaks in it. Damaged or loose ductwork prevents air from efficiently traveling throughout your home, and it can cost you money.

If there are significant gaps in the ductwork, the system won’t be able to cool your home as efficiently as possible. To make sure your home is prepared for summer, the ductwork should be inspected for leaks, and if there are any leaks, they need to be sealed.

The ductwork connectors should also be inspected. Any issues with the ductwork can cause problems and prevent your air conditioner from cooling your home effectively. For an affordable price, we can check your system’s ductwork and make sure everything is working properly.

Over time, excessive amounts of dirt can accumulate inside of your HVAC system. A little bit of dirt isn’t a major problem, but when there is too much dirt, the system can suffer a major loss in efficiency.

Since an HVAC unit is forced to work harder on hot summer days, a large amount of dirt can cause the system to overheat, which could lead to costly repairs. Several system components need to be cleaned regularly. The registers and vents are parts that need cleaning monthly.

The fans, the condenser and the coils should also be wiped down every month. It’s almost always best to leave these tasks to the professionals, and allow them to handle everything for you. A deep cleaning will ensure your system is working at peak efficiency, so you can relax and enjoy the benefits of summer.

The filters inside of your HVAC unit should be clean before summer arrives. If they can’t be washed, then you can have them replaced. A clogged filter makes your HVAC unit work much harder, and during summer, this could cause problems.

A loss in efficiency will cause higher electric bills and prevent optimal cooling. Another issue with dirty filters is that they cause pollution to build up inside of your home. When dirt is forced into the system, it will settle on critical components and could cause these parts to fail.

Summer is the worst time for an air conditioner to break down, so you want to do everything in your power to prevent this from happening. By replacing or washing dirty filters, we can extend the lifespan of your air conditioner.

All HVAC units are considered appliances, and they’re designed to make life easier.

However, a lot of people forget that appliances have electrical components, and over time, these devices can fail.

A lack of maintenance is the fastest way to make electrical components fail prematurely. Before summer, it’s important to make sure all of the unit’s electrical components are operating properly.

It’s important to let the professionals handle this because homeowners should never tinker with this machinery. Your HVAC system could have damaged connections or wires, and they’ll need to be replaced by professionals.

A typical HVAC system uses refrigerant to cool air. It’s almost identical to what you would find in a modern car. When refrigerant levels are low in your vehicle, the air conditioning usually won't work correctly. The same goes for your home's HVAC unit.

Low refrigerant levels prevent the machine from cooling the air. Unfortunately, your air conditioner will still run normally and use expensive electricity, but it won’t be able to cool the air inside of your home.

The good news is that it’s very easy for us to recharge refrigerant levels, and it’s not an expensive service. We can come to your home and check your system’s refrigerant, and if it’s too low, we can recharge it.

Without a usable air conditioner, your home won’t be ready for summer. If you want to make sure you’re prepared to face the heat, it’s a good idea to have HVAC professionals inspect your system and consider having a high-efficiency air conditioner installed. For an affordable fee, we can inspect your entire system and diagnose any potential problems.


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