Surprising HVAC Secrets

Surprising Secrets For Awesome Summer HVAC Savings

Surprising HVAC Secrets –

Preparing an HVAC system for the summer heat involves several important steps to ensure the system operates efficiently and effectively. While the focus is usually on the air conditioning (AC) unit, preparing the furnace is equally important for a well-functioning HVAC system. Here’s a guide on how to prepare your HVAC system, including the furnace, for summer:

  1. Change Air Filters: This should be done every one to three months, but it’s particularly important before switching over to air conditioning in the spring. Clean air filters ensure good airflow and prevent dust and debris from entering the system.
  2. Clean Supply Vents and Registers: Remove any covers or blankets that might have been used to cover unused vents during the winter. Clear any debris or dust accumulated on the vents and registers.
  3. Check the Thermostat: Ensure the thermostat is set to cool and the temperature is set at a comfortable level. It’s also a good time to consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat if you haven’t already.
  4. Inspect the Condenser Unit: Check for any debris or damage to the exterior unit. Clear away any leaves, branches, or other debris that might have accumulated around the unit over the winter.
  5. Clean the Coils: Brush the fins and coils with a soft nylon brush and vacuum the debris. You can also spray the foaming coil cleaner on the inside of the coil assembly, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, and then gently rinse it off.
  6. Check the Condensate Drain: Ensure the drain is clear of any blockages. A clogged drain can lead to water leaks and potential damage to the system.
  7. Schedule a Maintenance Check: Consider having a professional HVAC technician perform a maintenance check. They can inspect and clean the furnace and air conditioning components, lubricate moving parts, and check for any potential issues.
  8. Test the System: After completing all the maintenance tasks, turn on the AC and let it run for a few hours to ensure it’s cooling your home effectively.
Remember, each HVAC system is different, and it’s always a good idea to consult the system’s manual or the professionals at AAA Heating & Air, LLC. for specific instructions or assistance. Ready to beat the heat? Call one of our Comfort Specialists today to ensure your system is in top shape for the hot months ahead. Call (803) 920-3771, or click HERE to fill out the online service request form right now.
Surprising HVAC Secrets

Written by: Jared M. Sewell