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June 29, 2022

5 Summer HVAC Maintenance Tips


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Summer HVAC Tips NJ
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Summer is just around the corner, which means homeowners will start turning on their air
conditioners for much-needed relief. So, it’s time to start thinking about your HVAC maintenance
because nothing is worse than sweltering away inside your home due to a poor
HVAC system. Keep in mind that regular maintenance is key to preventing breakdowns and
costly repairs down the road. So don’t wait – get started today to ensure your family’s comfort,
and in addition lower some of your summer energy bills.

You can keep your home cool and avoid emergency breakdowns during the summer by
following these 5 easy summer HVAC maintenance tips:

1. Clean or replace the air filter.

The summer heat is quickly approaching, and checking the
filter is the first tip. So, if you have an old dirty air filter in your home’s HVAC system then it
might be time for a replacement. Clean air filters allow the air to flow evenly throughout your

home. This is especially important since your HVAC system is about to kick into high gear
getting used a lot more over these hot months. A dirty filter needs to be replaced right away, or if
you have a reusable filter, make sure it gets a thorough cleaning.

2. Clean up around the outdoor unit.

As you’re getting your yard ready with summer flowers
and barbecues, don’t forget to clean up around the system’s outdoor unit. You should clear away
any dirt and debris from the top and if any shrubs or grass are growing up around the unit, make
sure to trim it down.

3. Seal up any leaky spaces.

It’s easy for air to leak through gaps in your home, which will
make it work even harder when trying to cool down the house quickly! Make sure to check all
around your doors and windows to see if there are any places where cool air could be escaping.
Inadequate insulation around doors and windows or even around the air ducts can make your unit
work much harder than it needs to cool down your home. In addition, too much hard work can
increase the wear and tear on the system and possibly cause it to malfunction, resulting in costly

4. Upgrade your home’s thermostat.

If you still have an old-school thermostat that only allows
you to set the temperature in your home to one setting, you should consider an upgrade. These
old thermostats can affect your home’s comfort level and increase your monthly energy bills
since your system is not performing as efficiently as it should. Having a modern and
programmable thermostat installed will allow your system to run only when it’s needed most.

5. Schedule HVAC maintenance with a professional company.

There are several benefits to
having an expert come to your home and service your HVAC system this summer, especially if
you’ve followed all the above tips and are still faced with a warm and uncomfortable home or
high energy bills. A professional can thoroughly inspect your unit and check all the inner
components to ensure it runs properly.

Summer is a great time to have your HVAC system cleaned and ready for the heat. If you need to
schedule a cleaning from the professionals this summer, call Duct Dudes today! Our expert team
is ready to help you have your home’s system running smoothly and efficiently! Do yourself a
favor this summer by having the proper maintenance done so your family can stay cool and
comfortable in your home all through the summer! Give us a call today to schedule your air duct
cleaning at 732-899-0400.