4 Essential Steps to Prepare Your HVAC System for Summer

Summer is a season that brings along a lot of fun activities, but it also means you’ll be relying heavily on your HVAC system to keep your home, office, or business cool and comfortable. That said, you need to make sure it’s ready for summer.

This blog post will walk you through the four essential steps to ensure your system runs efficiently throughout the season.

Replace the Air Filter

During summer, your HVAC system will work harder to keep your home or business cool and comfortable. A dirty air filter can restrict the airflow and cause your system to work harder, leading to higher energy bills and even system breakdowns.

Replace the air filter before the summer season to ensure that your HVAC system runs efficiently and keeps your home cool and comfortable throughout the season.

Check the Outdoor Unit

Your outdoor unit is exposed to the elements all year round, which can cause dirt, debris, and other buildups to accumulate on and around it. This buildup can reduce the efficiency of your system and even cause it to malfunction.

Also, a dirty or damaged outdoor unit can cause your system to work harder, leading to higher energy bills and even system breakdowns. Cleaning and checking your outdoor unit before summer ensures it’s in good working condition and can operate efficiently throughout the season.

Clean the outdoor unit by removing debris, trimming the vegetation, and hosing it down with water. This will ensure it runs efficiently and doesn’t overheat during the hot summer days.

Check the refrigerant levels.

Refrigerant is the substance that absorbs heat from inside your home and transfers it outside, allowing your HVAC system to keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer months.

If the refrigerant levels are too low, your system will have to work harder to achieve the desired temperature. This can lead to reduced efficiency and higher energy bills. It can also cause the compressor to overheat and break down, which can be a costly repair.

Schedule Professional Maintenance

Summer is the busiest time of year for HVAC systems, as they work hard to keep your home cool and comfortable. Scheduling maintenance before summer can help detect any potential issues or malfunctions before they become major problems, preventing breakdowns and ensuring that your system is ready to handle the summer heat.

Final thoughts

Preparing your HVAC system for summer doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Following the four essential steps outlined in this article ensures your system runs smoothly and efficiently throughout the hot summer months.

Call us at (727) 386-2732 to schedule a maintenance appointment before the summer heat.