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How Can I Get My HVAC System Ready for the Summer?

Pretty soon, homeowners throughout Easton and Lehigh Valley will be grilling and chilling! Of course, with summer fun comes intense heat and humidity that can make your house very uncomfortable if you don’t have the right climate control.

As you can imagine, summer is an incredibly busy time for residential air conditioning repair and installation services, as no one wants to be without refreshing air when the first heatwave of the season rolls around. Thanks to modern technology and repair methods, it’s easier than ever for homeowners to optimize their HVAC systems’ efficiency and functionality.

If you want to make sure that your residential HVAC system is ready for the summer heat, you can take some simple steps to avoid malfunctions and keep your home comfortable all summer long.

Clean or Replace Your Filter 

The filter is an important part of any residential HVAC system as it can impact the air quality in your entire home if dirty or damaged. All the air that flows into your home must pass through the filter, so ensuring you have a fresh one in time for summer can be beneficial to your indoor comfort and overall health. If your system uses a disposal filter, you should change it once a month. Other types of fixed filters should be cleaned at about the same frequency. If you have a pet or a smoker in the house, it is advisable to change or clean your filters even more often.

Make Sure Your Unit is Clean 

The outdoor part of most HVAC systems contains critical components like the compressor, condenser coil, and fan. Having dirt, leaves, or other debris clogging your unit can compromise its efficiency and lead to severe issues if not dealt with early on. If you have an outdoor unit that’s dirty or obstructed, you could consider utilizing specialized coil cleaning liquids. Simply spray your unit down with water, apply the coil cleaner, and then rinse it off with the hose after about 20 minutes. If you’re dealing with a more serious issue beyond the help of coil cleaner, it’s time to call on professional HVAC services.

Replace Your Older Unit

Some older residential HVAC systems are inherently inefficient and can cost you money on your energy bill. If you have an older cooling system that has been thoroughly cleaned and still doesn’t work correctly, it might be worth switching to an updated model. Having a newer air conditioner will keep you and your family cooler while lowering your energy bills. With features like programmable thermostats and variable speed motors on the market, a modern HVAC system can pay for itself over time.

Your HVAC system works hard to keep your home cool all summer, and performing proper maintenance will ensure its continued ability to do so. Residents in and around the Lehigh Valley area can learn more about our FREE estimates for air conditioning installation by contacting Curtis Total Service today!