Schedule a professional HVAC maintenance tune up for your cooling system each year. The best time to do so is before it’s time to use the system for regular cooling so that any necessary repairs can be made and the air conditioner or heat pump receive the needed care to operate reliably and at best energy efficiency levels.
Understand your Heating and Cooling System
HVAC stands for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.” While HVAC systems and the term “air condition” have some things in common, HVAC refers to a broader range of climate control and ventilation systems in your home. Your thermostat, furnace, condensing unit (typically located outside the home), vents, and refrigerant lines are all part of your home’s HVAC system. From a technical standpoint. There are several types HVAC systems available to you.
Summer HVAC Maintenance Tips
Consider a Smart Thermostat
If you do not yet have a smart thermostat, it may be a good idea for you to consider investing in one. They can save you money in the long run by keeping your home at a constant temperature at all times. Just make sure not to adjust it to force your HVAC system to work harder during those more extreme temperatures. This only puts undue pressure on your system and pulls more money out of your wallet in utilities.
Check Ductwork for Wear
Duct leaks a significant energy waster found in most homes, responsible for 20 to 30 percent heating and cooling energy loss on average. To control energy losses and improve indoor comfort this summer. Inspect your duct work now and make sure air leaks are sealed before cooling season starts. In most homes, the duct system is hidden out of sight either in the ceiling or below the floor. However, if your home has accessible attic or basement space, it possible to access some of the ducting to assess its condition. While you may not feel comfortable crawling into tight spaces, start by inspecting the visible portions of your duct system. A professional can safely assess ducts in areas that are difficult to access. So you don’t have to risk damaging ductwork or hurting yourself in the process.