By: Griff Housemeyer | May 26, 2021
As summer begins in earnest, so does the work your air conditioner has to put in to keep your home comfortable. There are a few things you can do to ensure your AC has the best environment and setup possible to run smoothly. Follow each of these five HVAC tips for summer and you’ll be on the way to preventing future costly repairs. You’ll also have a more comfortable and efficient setup for your home’s air. In the end, most of the things you can personally do for your system revolves around the V in HVAC: ventilation. By ensuring the best ventilation in your home, you allow the heating and cooling elements to focus on their main job: temperature control.
1. Change your air filter regularly
We always remind homeowners about this because it’s the single most important thing you can do for your whole HVAC system. When your air filter is clogged, it chokes the air movement within the furnace (similar to what we just talked about with the outdoor unit). Air needs to move smoothly and efficiently through your HVAC system to keep it running as it should. While the furnace generally has heating connotations, it is always working to blow the air through your home, whether hot or cold. So it is just as important to change your air filter regularly during the summer as it is in the winter. Depending on the type of air filter, we recommend changing it every 1-2 months….