5 Ways to Get your HVAC Ready for Summer
Summer will be here before you know it and Savannah brings the heat! It’s the perfect time to get your unit ready for the heat of the summer. The best way to avoid a system failure in the mid-summer heat is to maintain your AC system.
What’s the best way to keep your heating ventilation and air conditioning system running efficiently all year long?
Comfort Air’s Peace of Mind Protection Program! For just $14 per month, our certified technicians will provide you with two yearly precision tune-ups and professional cleanings. You’re also protected in emergencies with 24-hour emergency service without overtime rates. This program gives you peace of mind while keeping your HVAC unit running efficiently 365 days a year!
In the meantime, here are some ways you can get ready for summer and keep your air conditioning unit from breaking down.
- Maintain Your Filters
One of the easiest ways you can protect your HVAC unit is to be diligent about replacing the filters. Keeping your air filter clean helps your unit work smarter instead of harder, extending the life of your system. It also helps you maintain good indoor air quality trapping things like dust, pollen and pet hair and dander. We recommend you change your filter every 90 days for a pet-free home and every 60 days or less for a home with pets.
- Control Landscaping Around Your Unit
Doing some spring or summer landscaping benefits more than just the look of your yard. It could even be saving you money because your heating and air conditioning unit works best when nothing is restricting the air flow. Make sure your unit is clear of bushes, trees or plants and that nothing is touching your HVAC unit. We recommend keeping a two-foot area around your system clear from any obstructions.
- Clean Vents to Prevent Blockage
Plants and branches aren’t the only obstructions your air conditioning system can encounter. Dust and debris collected in your vents and ducts can also cause your system to be over-worked. Walkthrough your home and inspect your vents. You can clean these vents easily using a toothbrush or duster to get in between the grates. Scheduling a duct cleaning service will also help to get an even deeper clean of your system.
- Upgrade Your Thermostat
A simple change you can do to save money this summer is update your thermostat. Programmable thermostats use newer technologies that allow you to control the temperature even when you’re not home. Running a climate-controlled schedule can prevent your HVAC system from working too hard to cool your home inside as temperatures outside increase.
- Consider Updating Your Unit
If your unit is not cooling properly, it may be time for ac replacement. Air Conditioning units typically last about 10-15 years. With today’s technology, the newest HVAC units (like Lennox, Bryant and Tran) are extremely energy-efficient and reduce utility bills.
For a tune-up, service or replacement, contact us to set up an appointment. To learn more about our Peace of Mind Protection Program or our HVAC services in Savannah, GA, Effingham County, Bryan County and the surrounding areas, call Comfort Air Heating & Air Conditioning at (912) 417-3660.