Do you want to ensure your HVAC system survives the sweltering temperature of summer? If so, there are several summer hvac maintenance tips that can help you. Keep reading to learn what those tips are.
Replace Your Filter Regularly
One of the best ways for you to avoid a potential HVAC problem is to check your system’s filter each month. Now is the perfect time for you to check the filter and then set a repeating alert on your calendar to remember to do this every 30 days.
It’s a good idea to clean or replace the air filter every 30 to 60 days. Don’t ever wait more than 90 days to replace your system’s filter. You can check on the status of your filter by taking it out and holding it up to the light. If it appears dirty or clogged, it needs to be replaced. If light passes through easily and the filter still looks clean, check it again in about 15 days.
Inspect the Wiring
It’s a good idea to casually inspect the wiring in your home to ensure it is safe and that it is working properly. Be sure you aren’t using any extension cords as a permanent solution and that all your electrical equipment has a label that indicates it has been tested by an official agency.
If you notice any issues like the ones listed below, it’s a good idea to call the professionals for help. These issues include:
- Mild shock
- Fish, sulfur, or burning odors
- Discolored or warm wall plates
- Flickering or dimming lights
- Strange sounds
If you notice any of these issues from your HVAC system, or any appliance in your house, it’s best to call the professionals for help.
Inspect the Exterior Condenser Unit
As time passes, the outside heat pump can accumulate all sorts of debris and dirt. While noting is better than calling for a professional cleaning, it’s still a good idea to clean it some on your own, too.
A clogged or dirty condenser coil is going to increase your energy costs, reduce the lifespan of the equipment, and increase the likelihood that you need to call for repairs. In fact, the US Department of Energy has reported that if a condenser coil is dirty, it can increase the energy consumption by up to 30 percent.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
If you haven’t yet installed a smart or a programmable thermostat, it may be time to upgrade. This allows you to set your schedule and then forget it. When used properly, this type of thermostat upgrade can help a person save both energy and money, all while increasing your comfort.
If you need help maximizing your HVAC system for use in the summer, be sure to use the tips and information here or contact the pros at Schomburg Heating & Cooling. By doing so, you can feel confident that your system will operate efficiently throughout the year, regardless of how hot it gets outside.