As the summer temperatures rise, your HVAC system becomes a more vital component of your Harvey, Louisiana, home, and keeping your home efficient should be a top priority. A more efficient system means better comfort and lower utility bills. Fortunately, we have a few simple tips you can follow to help improve your HVAC system’s efficiency even as the temperatures continue to skyrocket.
Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean
The outdoor unit of your air conditioning system needs to be kept clean. Debris such as yard trimmings, leaves, and twigs can clog up an outdoor unit, making the system work harder to achieve the desired temperature. Make sure to keep at least a foot of space around your unit trimmed back, remove any branches that hang over the unit, and have your air conditioner professionally cleaned before the season starts.
Regularly Change Your Filter
A clogged air filter will inhibit the airflow through your HVAC system. When the airflow is restricted, your system will need to expend more energy to circulate the air through your home properly. Make sure to change your filter every month and regularly check for buildup.
Vacuum Your Indoor Vents
Over time, dirt and dust can settle in your ductwork and around your vents. When your vents are clogged or blocked, your system will have to work harder to push out enough air to cool down the room. Use a brush attachment on your vacuum to remove dust and debris from around your vents, and make sure the airflow from the vents is not inhibited by furniture or decor.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Annual HVAC maintenance will ensure that all the components of your system are cleaned so you’ll have proper airflow. The HVAC technician will also check for problems and check the refrigerant level to make sure your system is functioning efficiently. The technician will make repairs if necessary.
Follow these simple tips to improve your system’s efficiency. Give us a call today at 504-613-5118 to schedule your tuneup. One of our Caribbean Breeze Heating & Cooling specialists will perform professional preventative maintenance on your system.
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