As temperatures begin to steadily climb and summer gets closer, your HVAC unit is quickly becoming your favorite and most used home appliance. To keep your HVAC unit running well and efficiently all summer, it is important to keep up with its regular maintenance. Finding yourself without a working HVAC unit in the summer can be a real downer. Not only will you be hot, but chances are you may pay more for repair parts due to supply and demand. Keeping up with your HVAC maintenance all summer can help keep your unit from failing.
Here’s an easy HVAC maintenance guide for the month of May!
1. Start your air conditioner, even if you don’t need it. It is important to identify any issues you may have with your unit before you actually need to use it. Turning on your unit will allow you to determine if you’ve got any major issues like startup problems or a lack of cool air blowing. If you notice any major issues, it’s important to call your trusted local HVAC technician to come fix the problem right away.
2. Program your thermostat. If you’ve got a programmable thermostat, go ahead and program it for the summer season. Depending on your thermostat, you may be able to program it for certain times of the day during certain days of the week. Some thermostats can program as many as four different temperatures per day. It’s important to program your thermostat because setting the temperature 10 degrees higher each day (for example, while you’re at work) can save you tons of money on your utility bills.
3. Check your air filter. Make sure you’re starting off the cooling season with a clean air filter. During the hottest months when your unit is running consistently, you should check your filter monthly to see if it needs replacing. A clean filter can improve the air quality in your home and help your unit run more efficiently. When you check your air filter, make sure to check all registers and returns in your home. Make sure they’re open, not blocked, and clean.
4. Take a look at your exterior cooling unit. Make sure its free of grass and debris which may have collected on the unit during the fall and winter months. If needed, trim away any vegetation with clippers.
5. Check your system’s drip pan and condensate drain lines for clogs such as mold or algae. If these parts are clogged, condensation can’t leave your home and could cause the system to malfunction or water damage inside your home from the backup.
Contact Custom Klimates for to request a service call or to learn more about our indoor climate solutions or Cor’ Home Automation. We offer the recommendations, services, and products you need to better protect your comfort, budget, and the air quality in your home. With over forty years of proven experience across Canton, Woodstock, Cartersville & Alpharetta, GA, the HVAC technicians at Custom Klimates are your trusted source for quality heating and Air Conditioning solutions.