The warm weather that brings beautiful flowers also brings pollen, dust and heat-related illness, as the Cleveland Clinic notes. You may not think of your HVAC system much during the winter, but when the summer heat comes, your AC becomes invaluable. You can get ready for summer in Grovetown, GA, by changing your HVAC system filter, installing programmable or smart thermostats, cleaning the HVAC system and testing and tuning up the system.
1. Clean the System and Change the Filters
Your coils might have clutter from winter debris. The low winter temperatures keep people indoors, and the outdoor HVAC unit gets little to no attention.
To enhance the efficiency of the coils, clean them of debris. Change your filters in readiness for more pollen, dust and other allergens. Also, clean the vents, fans and indoor equipment of dust and dirt.
Clean around the outdoor unit to remove overgrown foliage. Maintain at least two feet of clearance around the unit.
2. Test the AC System
After cleaning ducts, coils, vents and filters, you need to test the system. Change the settings on your thermostat, and observe how efficiently the system cools your home.
Our technicians can perform a spring tune-up to make sure everything runs efficiently. During the tune-up, the technician checks the blower motor, air filter, bearing, indoor coil, refrigerant, condenser coil, safety devices, electrical wiring, contactors and capacitors, fan blades and compressor. This tune-up boosts your system’s efficiency to handle the demands of the hot summer months.
3. Perform Duct Sealing and Thermostat Upgrades
Energy Star estimates that up to 30% of conditioned air passing through ducts escapes through gaps, cracks and leaks in the system. You can improve that through sealing.
You can further improve the efficiency of the system by installing programmable or smart thermostats. These will give you more control over your HVAC system in the heat.
It’s easy to make an appointment to get your HVAC system in Grovetown, GA, ready for the hot weather. Call our team at Plunkett Heating & Air today to schedule your spring maintenance.
Image provided by iStock