Summer has arrived, and it’s the perfect time to make sure your home is prepared for the warmer weather. One of the most important aspects of summer preparation is ensuring that your HVAC system is ready to handle the increased demand. Pioneer Heating & Cooling is here for you every step of the way!
Here are 10 tips to make sure your HVAC system is summer-ready:
1. Change your air filter:
A dirty air filter can cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to. Make sure to change your air filter at least once every three months, sometimes more if you have pets.
2. Schedule a maintenance check:
It’s always a good idea to have a professional HVAC technician inspect your system before summer arrives. They can identify potential issues and ensure your system runs efficiently.
3. Clean your outdoor unit:
Your outdoor HVAC unit can accumulate dirt and debris over the winter months. Make sure to clean it thoroughly before summer arrives.
4. Check your thermostat:
Make sure your thermostat is working properly and set to the appropriate temperature for summer.
5. Install a programmable thermostat:
A programmable thermostat can help you save money on energy bills by automatically adjusting the temperature when you’re away from home.
6. Seal air leaks:
Air leaks around windows and doors can cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to. Make sure to seal any air leaks before summer arrives.
7. Install ceiling fans:
Ceiling fans can help circulate cool air throughout your home, reducing the workload on your HVAC system.
8. Consider upgrading your HVAC system:
If your HVAC system is old or inefficient, upgrading to a newer, more efficient model can help you save money on energy bills over the long term.
9. Keep blinds and curtains closed:
Keeping blinds and curtains closed during the hottest parts of the day can help keep your home cool and reduce the workload on your HVAC system.
10. Use a dehumidifier:
High humidity levels can make your home feel warmer than it actually is. Using a dehumidifier can help reduce humidity levels and make your home feel more comfortable.
Talk to an HVAC expert
By following these 10 tips, you can help ensure that your HVAC system is ready to handle the summer heat and keep your home cool and comfortable all season long. We can help you with any of the above, answer questions, or come out and inspect your property to see what is needed for the best performance of your HVAC system. Call or make an appointment with Pioneer Comfort Nashville today!