Maintenance Tips for Keeping Your AC Running This Summer
Now that we are amid the dog days of summer, your AC is likely running at full blast to keep you and your family cool.
For your AC to run efficiently, make sure to follow these maintenance tips from our heating and cooling pros at Super Heat & Air! You’ll thank us later!
HVAC Maintenance Tips
Follow these HVAC maintenance tips to keep your system running efficiently for the rest of the summer!
#1. Change the Air Filters
This is an ongoing maintenance tip, so make sure to put it on the calendar!
You should change your AC air filters every 30-60 days; otherwise, airborne pollutants will be circulated throughout your home. Further, your AC’s efficiency could be impacted as air cannot make its way through a clogged air filter, causing your HVAC unit to work harder to keep your space cool.
If you have pets, you might want to consider changing your AC filter more frequently as dander and pet hair can clog the air filter more quickly.
Learn More > How to Dispose of Your HVAC Filter
#2. Clear Debris from the Outside Unit
Don’t forget to head outside when you are working on HVAC maintenance. Look for debris such as overgrown bushes, twigs, leaves, grass, weeds, and pollen around your outdoor unit that could impact its airflow.
Clear any debris that you find and use a water hose to lightly spray off the outside unit. But if you are worried about cleaning the outside unit, call our team at Super Heat & Air for maintenance. We will ensure that your AC is running its best year-round.
#3. Improve Airflow
Remember, issues with airflow will cause your unit to work harder than it needs to, so it is important to look for ways to improve its airflow.
First, schedule an air duct cleaning service to boost air circulation. Then, look around your house and make sure that most of your air registers are open. This also can improve airflow through your house.
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#4. Adjust the Temperature
Don’t forget about your thermostat. If you can, set your thermostat to around 78 degrees during the summer and 68 degrees in the winter for peak efficiency.
We also recommend installing a smart thermostat so you can control the inside temperature anytime anywhere.
#5. Schedule Maintenance
Now that summer is coming to an end, it is the perfect time to schedule seasonal HVAC maintenance with Super Heat & Air.
Routine maintenance and inspections can help your HVAC unit last up to 15 years or more. Plus, it will help you avoid breakdowns and stressful situations during the hottest months of the year!
The best part? Our team at Super Heat & Air can catch small issues with your HVAC unit before you need major costly repairs.
#6. Give Your System a Break
Even with proper maintenance, a system that is running constantly will lose efficiency over time. Going easy on your AC will keep your monthly energy costs low too.
Try these tips:
- Seal air leaks around your home
- Replace cracked or brittle weather stripping
- Block out solar heat with heavy drapes or blackout curtains
- Use ceiling fans to circulate air
- Avoid using heat-producing appliances like the oven, dryer, or dishwasher during the hottest part of the day
Keep Your Cool
Home to almost endless summers, we run our AC units almost year-round here in Tampa Bay which is why it is important to maintain them so they can keep us cool during the hot summer months! Call Super Heat & Air for HVAC maintenance, inspections, and repairs so you can keep your cool as summer comes to an end.
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