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Top Ten Tips for Preparing Your HVAC System for Summer

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#1 Schedule Routine Maintenance

Arrange for a professional HVAC technician to inspect and service your system before the summer months begin. This ensures that any potential issues are addressed before they become major problems.

#2 Change Air Filters

Replace or clean your HVAC system's air filters regularly, ideally every 1-3 months. Clogged filters restrict airflow and reduce efficiency, leading to higher energy bills and potential damage to the system.

#3 Clean Air Vents and Registers

Remove dust, dirt, and debris from air vents and registers to ensure proper airflow throughout your home. Blocked vents can lead to uneven cooling and strain on your HVAC system.

#4 Check Thermostat Settings

Adjust your thermostat settings for the summer season. Consider using a programmable or smart thermostat to optimize energy usage and keep your home comfortable while you're away.

#5 Inspect and Clean Outdoor Unit

Clear any debris, such as leaves, grass clippings, or branches, from around your outdoor HVAC unit. Trim back vegetation to ensure adequate airflow and prevent obstructions.

#6 Inspect Ductwork for Leaks

Examine your ductwork for signs of leaks or damage. Sealing duct leaks can improve efficiency and reduce energy waste, helping your HVAC system cool your home more effectively.

#7 Test Your System

Turn on your air conditioner and let it run for a short period to ensure it's working properly. Check for any unusual noises, odors, or performance issues that may indicate a problem.

#8 Monitor Indoor Humidity Levels

Invest in a hygrometer to measure indoor humidity levels. Aim for a relative humidity between 30-50% to maintain comfort and prevent issues like mold growth and moisture damage.

#9 Consider Upgrading to a Programmable Thermostat

Upgrade to a programmable or smart thermostat if you haven't already. These devices allow you to schedule temperature adjustments based on your lifestyle, saving energy and money.

#10 Plan for Professional Maintenance

Schedule regular professional maintenance for your HVAC system, ideally twice a year (before the summer and winter seasons). Professional servicing helps extend the lifespan of your system and ensures optimal performance.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your HVAC system is ready to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the summer months while maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing potential problems.

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