Spring is here and will be gone before we know it. That means summer—the time when you put your HVAC system to the test—will be here very soon. In order to keep your summer cooling bills low, you need to make sure that your HVAC is up to the task. There are some things that you can do to make sure that your system is running at peak efficiency as well as some routine maintenance tasks to keep it there.
Replace That Filter Now
You have heard it before, but it always bears repeating because it is so important. You filter is one of the easiest to handle yet critically important parts that affects the operation of your HVAC unit. Running a unit with a clogged or dirty filter can degrade the efficiency, cause damage to the unit and spreading all sorts of nasty things through your home. You should change your filter every 60 to 90 days to ensure that your HVAC system is running properly and that your home’s air is clean.
Think about a Filter Upgrade
When you go to change your filter, take a look at what options are out there for you. Even if your HVAC system doesn’t have a special HEPA filter, there are plenty of replacements that you can get that will get the job done? New high efficiently pleated filters are a good example of this. They have an electrostatic charge that can grab very tiny particles—even ones that are carrying bacteria around your home. This can be a great way to reduce allergens. Think about upgrading to a new and more specialized filter than the one you usually get. Your home will thank you for it.
Clear Off that Outdoor AC Unit
Through the winter months of disuse, your AC unit’s outsized part can take a beating. You want to make sure that the unit is clean and has a good two foot perimeter around it for good air flow. Clean out any debris that has collected over the months of disuse. Once that is done, clean off the fins of your AC unit that may have collected any dirt, dust or other debris.
During the summer months pick up and dispose of any sticks or other things that collect around the unit. Be careful when cutting the grass to keep clippings from being tossed into the unit. Also clear away any leaves or other debris that collects.
Check the Insulation on the Refrigerant Lines
There should be one or two lines running from your external AC unit to the inside of your home. Periodically check these lines to ensure that the insulation on them is intact. If you find any insulation missing or broken, replace it immediately.
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