As hotter temperatures approach, it’s important to get your HVAC system ready for the season. Doing this helps ensure that you air conditioning will work reliably, even during heat waves. Keep the following summer HVAC tips in mind for your Dayton home.
Change the HVAC Air Filter
HVAC air filters need to be changed on a regular basis in order to keep your system running efficiently. Dirty air filters that are covered in debris can cause problems with air flow through your HVAC system. This can lead to repairs and higher energy bills, since your air conditioning has to run more often. Replace your air filter before you start using your air conditioning, and set reminders to check it and change it every month or every few months.
Clean Around the Outdoor Unit
One of the most important summer HVAC preparation tips is to make sure the area around your outdoor unit is clean. You might have to remove dead leaves, weeds, and other vegetation from around this unit. If shrubs or bushes are growing too close to it, you might also need to trim these back. Your outdoor HVAC unit should have at least a couple of feet of clear space on all sides to allow air to pass through it easily. This helps lower the risk of damage to the compressor and other components.
Clean Off the Condenser Coils
The condenser coils in the outdoor unit need cleaning before you use air conditioner. You’ll need to shut off power to this outdoor unit first before removing the top and side panels to get to the coils. You can use a refrigerator coil brush to clean off the condenser coils. If you’re unsure about doing this task on your own, a professional HVAC technician can do it for you as part of routine HVAC maintenance or during a tuneup before the cooling season starts.
If you need help getting ready your HVAC system ready for summer, contact Detmer and Sons. We can provide you with a tuneup or other services to help keep your Dayton home cool this summer.