Spring is here, and summer will soon approach in full force. Summer heat and humidity are already making an appearance in the Birmingham metro area. After a winter of keeping your house warm and comfy for your family, it’s time to check sure your HVAC system is ready to keep your home cool and dry in the summer.
With pollen levels increasing, temperatures reaching to the top of the thermometer, and humidity levels approaching 100%, you need your house to feel secure and comfortable. You can keep your house warm for your family all summer long if you follow a few easy suggestions. You can also save your air conditioner from breaking the bank by avoiding increased energy bills and maintenance.
REPAIR OR REPLACE PIPE INSULATION THAT HAS BEEN DAMAGED
The suction line is the huge copper pipe that connects your outside unit to your house. If the suction line’s insulation is compromised, you may be missing the essential degree of cooling for your outdoor unit. This lack of cooling might harm your whole system and cause you to lose energy. Insulation may be damaged by sun rot, humidity, bugs, and even cold temperatures. This vital activity may be completed with the assistance of an expert.
CLEAN THE SPACE AROUND THE OUTDOOR UNIT.
Most HVAC systems need at least 3 feet of space on all sides of the outside unit to function properly. Remove any garbage or waste from the area surrounding the unit, as well as any branches or mulch that has accumulated around the base. Make sure the grass cuttings don’t build up around the unit when you’re trimming it this summer.
CONDENSER COILS SHOULD BE CLEANED
Trash, plants, or other debris may have been caught in the condenser coils of your outdoor unit, depending on where it is located. When the unit is turned on, these grille-like parts of the outside unit are critical for transporting heat. They cannot properly transport heat if they get blocked. Dry material in the unit that has been exposed to this much heat may potentially cause fires. Check them often and clean them with your water hose if required.
REMOVE YOUR AIR FILTERS
After a winter of keeping your house warm, it’s time to replace your air filter. Dirty filters reduce the efficiency of your system because they have to work more to circulate the same volume of air as a clean filter. Making your system work harder might result in early malfunctions, which can be devastating during the summer heat.
Clean filters also assist to prevent impurities from accumulating in your ductwork. Although dust and pollen might be bothersome, biological toxins can be much more dangerous. Check your filters often.
BOOK A DUCT CLEANING
During the winter months, your system most likely accumulated a natural accumulation of dirt and debris. If you still have a lot of dust in your house after cleaning your vents and grates and replacing your air filter, your ducts should be professionally cleaned.
Dr. Duct’s qualified experts understand the significance of routine maintenance. When it comes to the comfort of your family, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A professional will visit your house and examine every component of your HVAC system. They’re trained to spot issues that the ordinary homeowner would overlook. Solving minor problems before they become major catastrophes will not only increase the life of your system but will also preserve your cash account.
The intense heat and humidity are on their way, so don’t put off scheduling maintenance to ensure your system is ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store for you this summer.