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6 Tips For Preparing Your HVAC for the Summer

Summer is nearly here! Picnics, camp, swimming, ball games, and aviation expos are enjoyable summer activities. If you think like most people, you will spend a lot of time at home. In the summer, humidity, high temperatures, and continuous use of the HVAC system can all impact your indoor environment.

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Here are a few tips to help you lessen the damage this summer and enjoy a more pleasant climate for your family and yourself.

CHECK YOUR FILTERS

Air filters are an essential component of your home’s cooling system. They help keep your home’s air clean by reducing allergens and residue that may bother your family. Before turning on your HVAC system for the summer, double-check that all your air filters have been replaced. Depending on how frequently you use your HVAC system, you may need to replace the air filters after a month or a maximum of 3 months.

HAVE YOUR DUCTWORK INSPECTED AND CLEANED

Having an air duct cleaning and inspection is one way to help give your HVAC system a break. An HVAC professional can remove residue, nests of pets, and debris from your home’s air ducts. Regular maintenance of the HVAC system prevents dust from accumulating in your air vents throughout the house. However, it also ensures that your HVAC system operates at peak efficiency.

CHECK THE BLOWER MOTOR AND BELT AND REPLACE THEM IF NEEDED

The blower engine is an essential component of your heating and cooling system. The blower engine pulls air from your home’s return pipes and circulates it throughout the system.

A belt drives the blower engine, which connects to the fan inside the unit. Have this belt and the entire system inspected yearly for signs of wear or harm. If your blower engine fails, your cooling and heating bills could increase. If there are any issues, resolve them as soon as possible to avoid further damage. 

HOLES AND OBSTRUCTIONS

Holes or obstructions can reduce wind flow in the air duct, so inspect the air ducts before use to prevent any damage.

Examine the blower parts, as improperly changed blowers can reduce system efficiency by 15%.

Close the damper on your chimney to prevent cool air from escaping through it, causing the AC unit to run longer to compensate.

Examine the dividers, entryways, and windows for cracks and openings that allow warm air to let in and cool air to escape. If you find any, seal it up immediately.

COMPRESSOR AND COIL MAINTENANCE

Regularly clear any dirt, debris, and plant matter, such as leaves, from around the AC unit.

Keep the area around the condenser and cooling coils clean because accumulated dirt can enter the system and cause damage.

Whether the coils and condenser are inside or outside, they should be cleaned regularly.

Cooling filthy coils can reduce effectiveness and increase energy costs. If the outside unit isn’t kept clean, the extra load on the system can cause overheating and a shorter life expectancy.

PlAN A ROUTINE MAINTENANCE WITH HVAC PROFESSIONAL

The months of March and April are ideal for scheduling HVAC maintenance. This gives your system plenty of time to prepare for the summer. Tuning up your HVAC system can help you save money on energy while also providing a more comfortable climate in your home this summer. The experts will inspect and clean your AC unit, allowing it to run more efficiently.

Regular maintenance can also help extend the life of your AC unit and improve its performance, keeping you cool during the hottest months of summer.

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Preparing Your HVAC For Summer

These are just a few of the many things you can do to prepare your HVAC for summer. K2mechanical offers all the maintenance under the supervision of professionals. Call us now to plan regular maintenance to solve all the issues before summer.

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Gulzar Abid

Gulzar Abid

Gulzar Abid is a passionate entrepreneur with a thirst for knowledge and yearns to help empower people to initiate their journey of growth and success. Chief Executive Officer K2 Groups Chief Executive Officer K2 Heating & Air Conditioning

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