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Minimize HVAC Strain This Summer

Summer is quickly approaching and some of the hot temps that come with it have already arrived.  With these upcoming months of warmer weather, it’s a lot easier for your air conditioning to run into overtime as it works to keep the air in your home cool and comfortable. By being proactive with your HVAC system, staying up to date on your routine maintenance, and making necessary upgrades, you can avoid overusing your air conditioning system and help keep it running for many more years to come. Here are a few tips to keep your HVAC working at it’s best this summer!

Schedule a System Inspection Twice a Year

One of the best ways to ensure that your HVAC system will last as long as possible is by making sure it is in optimal shape.  The easiest way to do this is by scheduling an appointment with a Thermacon professional twice a year to check your air conditioning system and preform the necessary maintenance needed, which includes coil cleaning, changing the air filters, and looking for things that could possibly lead to future issues. Scheduling inspections like this is important to ensure that your system stays in its best condition, meaning it won’t have to work as hard which can help to extend it’s lifespan. 

Regularly Replace the Air Filters

While the air filters will be checked during the regular inspections, it is still important to check your air filters yourself too.  It is easy for the filter to become filled with dust, dirt, and debris which can lower the efficiency of the unit and the air quality in your home. If you want your unit to work at its best, we recommend changing the filter once a month if you have a one inch filter, every two months if you have a two inch filter, every six months for four inch filters, and every six to nine months for five inch filters. 

Improve the Air Ducts

It is more common than we’d like to think, but many houses have subpar insulation or poorly sealed ductwork. When this happens, all of the col air your air conditioning has produced doesn’t make it all into the house. This results in a larger strain on the system, lowers its lifespan, and increases your energy costs. Our HVAC professionals can properly insulate and seal your air ducts so you can avoid this issue and get the most out of your air conditioning unit. 

Install an Updated Thermostat

Having a programmable thermostat is one of the best and most cost efficient ways to keep your HVAC system running most efficiently. Being able to program your air conditioning system allows you to save money, and conditioned air, when you don’t need to keep your house as cold. With programmable thermostats, you can program a schedule into the system so that when you are away at work, or do not need the air conditioning running as strong, the unit can regulate itself accordingly. The best part is that you can set it and forget it knowing that your system is working on the most efficient schedule for your home!

Upgrade to a New System

If your air conditioning system is more than ten years old, it might be time for it to be replaced. Not only are older units less efficient, but once they reach a certain age their main parts start to deteriorate. Although it costs money to upgrade your HVAC system, by updating it you could potentially save up to twenty-five percent in cooling costs. Get a new system quote and ask us about financing options today!

By utilizing these tips, you can help maximize the efficiency of your HVAC unit during these hot summer months. Contact us today for an HVAC inspection to ensure that your air conditioning unit is working at its full capability. If you’d like to make an appointment, call us at 866-797-1535, or schedule an appointment online. Visit our website for more information on our vast number of services, including air conditioning, heating, duct cleaning, indoor ai quality, maintenance, commercial HVAC, industrial, and marine services.

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