Is your HVAC unit ready for an ultra-hot summer? The last thing you want when temperatures rise is for your air conditioner to up and quit. But it's possible to prepare your system now for a sudden heatwave. Here's how to avoid problems to ensure you don't break a sweat indoors:
- Replace the Filter
When in doubt, throw the filter out! All the air that flows through your HVAC system must pass through the filter. Dirty filters make air conditioners inefficient. And a clogged filter will put a strain on the entire system. A good rule of thumb is to replace the filter every 1-3 months or according to the manufacturer's specifications.
- Prune the Hedges
Landscaping will boost your home's curb appeal, but overgrown plants may wreak havoc on your air conditioner. Unruly vines might force their way inside your exterior AC unit. Large hedges could even restrict airflow. Before temperatures spike, trim any vines or bushes around the outdoor HVAC system.
- Schedule Seasonal Maintenance
Most AC issues are invisible to the untrained eye. That's why it's crucial to have your HVAC inspected before summer rolls around. A technician will clean the coils, check all hoses and connections, and even top off the refrigerant. If there is a problem, fixing it in the early stages will save you money.
Staying cool this summer starts with a well-functioning air conditioner. You can count on G+S Heating Air Energy Services to get your system in tip-top condition. Connect with us online to schedule an inspection of your HVAC unit before temperatures soar.