With summer temperatures continuing to rise, it’s certainly not the time for your air conditioning to go out. Unexpectedly coming home to a house that feels like an oven at the end of a long day sounds like a nightmare. While there is no way to guarantee that your HVAC unit won’t break down, there are still some steps you can take to prevent a potential heat crisis.
First and foremost, it’s important to get your HVAC system checked out and tuned up. Having a professional technician look things over is the best way to catch small issues, before they turn into large and expensive problems. After making sure everything is in good, working order you want to continue to keep up with the care of your HVAC. There are a few simple steps you can take to keep your unit working in tip-top shape all summer long.
By cleaning or replacing air filters each month, you can lower your HVAC’s energy consumption up to 15 percent! You also want to keep any plants or debris away from outdoor units, while also ensuring that nothing is blocking your indoor vents. Things such as large furniture or even drapes can get in the way of air flow, disrupting the refrigeration process and static pressure in your ducts. Look out for red flags that may indicate an upcoming problem. Things such as inadequate cooling, strange smells or noises, weak airflow, and moisture around the unit are all signs that something may be awry.
Check out the infographic below, originally published by Davis Air Conditioning and Heating, for more tips on keeping your HVAC running all summer long!