Summer is right around the corner, and that means your HVAC system will be working overtime
to keep your home cool. You should take the necessary steps to prepare your system before the
weather gets too hot. Preparation is key when it comes to keeping your home comfortable during
the summer months. By following these tips, you can ensure that your HVAC system is running
at its best and keeping you and your family cool and comfortable.
Replace the Filter as Needed
One of the easiest maintenance tasks you can do is check the system’s filter. When used
continuously, AC filters can build up with dust and dirt and eventually become clogged. If this
happens it restricts the airflow resulting in reduced cooling power of your air conditioner. You
should check your filter during the spring before the summer heat gets underway. Depending on
the type of AC system you have and how often it is used, the filter may need to be changed once
a month, every six months, or once a year. If you are unsure about replacing the filter, a
professional can provide this service along with any cleaning maintenance of your HVAC
system that needs to be done.
Check for Dirty Vents
Another issue that can affect the efficiency of your air conditioner is dirty or clogged vents.
Checking the vents throughout your home for visible dust, pet hair, or debris can help improve
efficiency. However, a full air duct cleaning performed by a professional is the best solution.
You also want to make sure the vents are clear and open. Opening them up will help improve the
airflow and overall comfort.
Yearly AC Tune-Up
The best way for you to ensure your HVAC system continues to work reliably and at its best
throughout the summer is to schedule an AC tune-up with a professional technician. With a
thorough inspection, all the components of your AC system will be looked at to ensure that they
are working properly.
Any minor repairs can be spotted and repaired before developing into major problems costing
you more money in repairs.
Make Sure AC Areas Are Clear
If you don’t have central air but rely on a different type of AC system, such as a ductless miniplate or a zoned AC system, you need to check and make sure the area outside near your AC unit
is clean and clear of any dirt and debris. It’s important to look for things like leaves, branches,
overgrown shrubbery, and other debris that may be too close to the unit. It’s recommended that
have a space that is clear of about two feet all around the AC unit. This can help prevent the
chance for any debris to get inside your air conditioner and cause issues.
Consider an AC Upgrade
If summer is on the way and you can’t stand the thought of another hot season with a poor functioning AC system, you may want to consider upgrading your current air conditioner.
Replacing your entire system may seem like a huge and expensive hassle, but it can save you
time, money, and stress in the long run. Modern AC systems are more likely to be more energy efficient than older models. This means you can benefit from lower monthly utility bills and
fewer breakdowns in the future.
Summer is coming, and now is the time to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the heat by
preparing it now. At Duct Dudes our professionals can inspect and clean your air ducts to
improve your home’s airflow and prepare your home or office for summer. Give Duct Dudes a
call today to schedule your air duct cleaning!