Prepare Your HVAC System for Summer
All too often it seems like our air conditioners break down on the hottest days of the year. The truth is, that IS when most air conditioners break down because they’re working overtime to keep your home cool. For your best chance at keeping your air conditioner from malfunctioning on those sizzling hot, humid days, follow these simple steps to prepare your HVAC system for summer.
1. Change Your Air Filters
The simplest, most important, and most easily forgotten way to keep your HVAC system operating effectively is regularly changing your air filters. When air filters become clogged, they become less effective at letting clean air back through your system. If it’s bad enough, a clogged air filter can completely shut your system down. For best practice, change your filter every 1-3 months, more often if you have pet or allergy-sufferers in your home.
2. Clean The Coils
Cleaning the area around your system from accumulating debris, grass, weeds, etc. can keep problems from arising and ensure your system runs effectively. For an even more thorough cleaning, spray the coils on the outside of your outdoor system with a hose to clean off any dirt or grime that may have settled in the cracks. It’s also important to note that coils can get damaged or deteriorate over time. It’s important to have them replaced if you notice any issues.
3. Prepare Your Thermostat
Your thermostat setting can have a noticeable impact on your system’s efficiency levels. By scheduling your thermostat according to your habits, your system could be working much more efficiently while you’re away from home. With the technological advances in these thermostats, your system can have your home cooled again before you even return home.
4. Keep Doors & Windows Closed
Some summer evenings are the perfect temperature to feel the need to open doors or windows to let fresh air in. However, with the high humidity levels of Madison County summers, it’s not a good time to do so. Letting the summer breeze flow throughout your home can cause your system to constantly adjust, rising and falling to try and meet the needs of your home’s comfort. This rise and fall can cause a number of issues within your system. It’s best to just keep doors and windows closed and let the HVAC system keep your home comfortable.
5. Schedule Regular Maintenance
All these little changes can be hard to keep up with, but one thing that’s not hard to keep up with is preventative maintenance from Garrison & Garrison. When you sign up for our maintenance plan, our technicians will service your HVAC system twice a year to ensure it’s running properly before extreme temperatures arrive. We inspect your system, clean all components, and make any necessary adjustments that may otherwise result in failure during the summer. Preventative maintenance also ensures your system is running at maximum efficiency levels to keep your energy bills low even during the hottest months of the year.
6. Invest In High-Efficiency HVAC
Another way to ensure low energy bills is to invest in a high-efficiency American Standard Comfort system. Garrison & Garrison proudly offers these systems because of their durability, precise temperature control, moisture control, and high SEER ratings. These systems will keep your home comfortable through Madison County summers for years to come, while also working toward bettering the environment and lowering your energy bills. That’s a win-win-win!
As you prepare your HVAC system for summer, contact Garrison and Garrison to schedule maintenance and learn more about our high-efficiency HVAC options. We offer the best systems on the market, and you can count on us to provide you with the guidance and assistance you need for choosing the best system for your home and budget.
Garrison & Garrison is a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Huntsville, AL. Call us at (256) 859-8500 or email us at [email protected] with any questions or for more information. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. prepare your HVAC system for summer prepare your HVAC system for summer prepare your HVAC system for summer