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9 HVAC Tips for Summer

Published by Luke Weiden

During the hot summer months, it’s important to have an air conditioner you can count on to keep your home cool. Following these HVAC tips for summer will keep your home comfortable and safe, as summer temperatures rise.

1. Schedule HVAC Summer Maintenance

Schedule summer maintenance to keep your air conditioner running smoothly. This will ensure your air conditioner is ready to handle the summer heat. During your HVAC summer maintenance appointment, certified technicians will inspect, clean, and service your AC unit to prevent any unexpected breakdowns.

2. Change Your Air Filters

Regularly changing your air conditioner’s air filters is one of the simplest ways to keep it functioning optimally. Dirty filters can restrict airflow, reduce efficiency, and even cause your system to overheat. Check your filters every month and replace them as needed to keep your system performing its best.

3. Inspect and Clean Your Ductwork

Over time, dust and debris can accumulate in your ducts, impairing your system’s operation and reducing your home’s air quality. On the other hand, clean, well-maintained ductwork will easily circulate cooled hair throughout your home and help you maintain good indoor air quality.

4. Check and Clear Your Condensate Drain Line

The condensate drain handles the moisture your AC system extracts from the air. A clogged drain can reduce your system’s efficiency and lead to water damage in your home. Regularly inspect the condensate drain for blockages and clear any debris to ensure proper drainage.

5. Maintain Your Outdoor Unit

If you have an outdoor component to your air conditioner, make sure the area around the unit is clear of potential obstructions like debris, grass, and plants. Regularly clean the unit’s fins and coils to remove dirt and dust that can hinder performance. If you’re unsure how to do this, contact a professional technician.

6. Seal and Insulate Your Home

Chilled air cannot escape a properly sealed and insulated home. Check for drafts around windows and doors, and seal any gaps with weatherstripping or caulk. Insulating your attic and walls can also help maintain a consistent indoor temperature.

If you are not comfortable doing this on your own, reach out to a professional for assistance.

7. Use Fans to Assist Your AC

Ceiling fans and portable fans can help circulate cool air throughout your home, making it feel cooler without overworking your AC. Try using fans before setting your system to a cooler temperature to avoid over-exerting your AC.

8. Upgrade to an Energy-Efficient System

If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it’s time to consider upgrading it. New models are far more efficient and much cheaper to operate than older ones. Professional HVAC technicians can help you choose and install a high-efficiency system that fits your needs and budget.

9. Regularly Inspect Your Thermostat

Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s functioning correctly and accurately reading the temperature. If it’s not working properly, it can lead to inefficient cooling and higher energy bills. Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat for better control and energy savings.

Experience the Deljo Difference

At Deljo Heating & Cooling, we are committed to ensuring your home remains cool and comfortable all summer long.

Whether you find yourself needing routine maintenance, emergency repairs, or a complete system upgrade this summer, our team of certified technicians is here to provide exceptional service and reliable solutions.

Call us today at (773) 888-4229 for more information or to schedule summer HVAC service.