The 6 “Deadlies” of Summer HVAC Maintenance

The 6 “Deadlies” of Summer HVAC Maintenance

26 Jul The 6 “Deadlies” of Summer HVAC Maintenance

Our HVAC technicians understand. Summer’s busy. Between work, vacation, activities and whatnot, the last thing on your mind is HVAC maintenance. However, succumbing to the six “deadlies” of summer HVAC maintenance means your air conditioner is more likely to break down when you need it most.

    1. Not regularly changing your air filter.
    2. Letting dust accumulate on the condenser coils.
    3. Ignoring the refrigerant level.
    4. Holding on to an outdated thermostat instead of upgrading to an energy efficient one.
    5. Letting leaky seals leak.
    6. Waiting too long to upgrade your old air conditioner.

In Lee’s Summit and across the KC Metro, summer heat and humidity rise. It’s all on your HVAC system to keep your home cool and comfortable. To ensure your system can keep up during the scorching months, it’s crucial to follow a regular HVAC maintenance routine. By doing so, you can prevent costly breakdowns, excessive energy consumption and emergency repair or service calls.

Neglecting your HVAC’s summer maintenance can lead to inefficient cooling, higher utility bills, and potential system malfunctions. Here are our HVAC technician’s top maintenance tips that will help you beat the heat all summer long and keep your system running smoothly.

      1. Regularly Change the Air Filter

Clogged and dirty air filters cause your HVAC system to work harder because they reduce airflow and increase energy usage. By replacing your air filters regularly and keeping them clean, you improve temperature control, enhance energy efficiency and reduce cooling costs. Clean air filters also extend the life of your HVAC system, sparing you from costly replacements. Make sure to establish a routine HVAC service and maintenance schedule to keep your air filters and overall system efficiency in check.

      1. Keep the Condenser Coils Spotless

Condenser coils play a key role in collecting heat from your central heating system and releasing it outside. Accumulated debris, dust and dirt can get in the way of proper heat transfer, impacting your HVAC’s performance and your comfort. Regularly cleaning your condenser coils ensures efficient operation and peak performance, which helps your air conditioner last longer.

      1. Ensure Adequate Refrigerant Levels

Refrigerant is responsible for removing hot air from indoors and circulating cool air throughout your home. Insufficient refrigerant levels can result in your HVAC unit failing to meet its cooling demands, leaving you in a hot and uncomfortable home. To ensure your home stays cool throughout summer, consult a heating and cooling professional to ensure your refrigerant levels are where they need to be.

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      1. Upgrade Your Thermostat for Energy Efficiency

Investing in a programmable or smart thermostat can significantly improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, leading to energy savings. Programmable thermostats with vacation mode features automatically adjust temperature settings when you’re away, while smart thermostats allow you to regulate your home’s temperature remotely using your smartphone. Upgrading your thermostat enables automatic temperature adjustments, reduces energy bills, and facilitates zoning systems. Also, it provides valuable data on your HVAC system’s status, allowing for better monitoring and control.

      1. Seal Leaky Areas for Better Comfort

Insufficient insulation around the attic, doors, windows, and air ducts can cause your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a cool home, resulting in increased energy usage and a shorter lifespan. Make sure to install sufficient insulation to keep your home cool and minimize strain on your HVAC system.

      1. Consider Upgrading Your HVAC System

If your HVAC system continues to underperform despite professional servicing and regular maintenance, it may be time for an upgrade. An outdated system can consume unnecessary energy, leading to higher utility costs. Investing in a newer, energy-efficient model ensures optimal cooling and efficient operation during the summer months. Choose an HVAC system that suits your home and meets your specific heating and cooling needs.

Your heating and cooling system works tirelessly, especially during the summer, to provide optimal indoor comfort. By following these essential HVAC maintenance tips, you can ensure your system performs at its best, keeping you cool and comfortable throughout the summer heat.

To learn more about summer HVAC maintenance and explore our range of energy-efficient HVAC solutions, schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC experts.