Efficiency is always a factor that homeowners think about when it comes to their HVAC systems. Whether it is pumping out hot air or cold, the family inside wants to stay comfortable and ensure they are not spending too much for this type of luxury. In order to get all of these benefits, the homeowner should know some HVAC tips to ensure that their HVAC system is running efficiently, especially before the hot temperatures of summer come rolling in.
Repairs and Tune Ups
It is always ideal to have a professional come in to do repairs on the system, or give it a tune up. This will protect it against any problems later on in the year, when using the system is the most crucial for everyone to stay comfortable.
Clean and Replaced Air Filter
Making sure the air filter is cleaned and replaced is crucial to the efficiency of the air conditioning unit. This is an easy step that can be done by the homeowner and it is easy to do, as well as affordable. It should be done once a month, and it should be done right before summer. The owner’s manual should provide a filter cleaning procedure to follow. If the filter is wet, wait until it is dry to use it again within the system.
Remove any debris, leaves, dirt and anything else that was built up around the outdoor condenser unit. You should do this from time to time to ensure that nothing is blocking it. This can decrease the efficiency of the system.
Clean Inside the Unit
Turn the unit off if you need to clean inside it. You want to remove the grill and the blades, and then blow out any dirt and debris inside. This can be dangerous to do if you’re not careful and if you do not turn the unit off, so use your best judgement and ensure that there is no power running to the system while you do this.
If the evaporator coil on the inside unit is dirty and dusty, then this should be cleaned off using a soft brush. You want to remove the dust and debris since this can go into the home, and it can make everyone sick due to the particles that are going through the home. Not only that, but the system may not be as effective at cooling the house.
When you go to control the temperature within your home by using these tips and tricks for your HVAC system, make sure to do them with care and caution. If you ever have any questions, need help or want someone else to do the maintenance and cleaning for you, then speak with us here. Not only can we provide routine care and maintenance but we can do tune ups, and ensure that all repairs are done. Don’t get stuck in the hot heat this summer, beat it with the best kept air conditioning unit on the block.