Don't "Sweat" HVAC Maintenance This Summer

These tips are designed to help you maintain your air conditioning unit when transitioning to cool air in the upcoming months. Seasonal and monthly maintenance can improve your system's energy efficiency and lower utility bills. Make sure your family stays cool this summer with preventative HVAC maintenance!

Clean, Inspect or Change Air Filters Monthly
Changing filters often can prevent claims associated with dirty filters, which increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure.

Schedule Seasonal HVAC Maintenance
Scheduling annual system maintenance before the summer season begins is optimal. Keeping your system running effectively may save up to 20% on your cooling costs.

Clear The Area Around Your HVAC System
Keep the condensing unit clear of debris from plants, shrubs, and sticks to ensure proper air flow and circulation.

Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends cleaning condenser coils biannually. 

Maximize Air Flow Inside Your Home
Clean vent registers help circulate air more efficiently.

Install a Programmable Thermostat
Digital or programmable thermostats can adjust the temperature of your home while you’re away.

Replace a Unit Before It Breaks Down
If your HVAC unit is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it.  Your HVAC unit is a complicated piece of mechanical equipment and delaying the inevitable may prove more damaging and costly than proactive replacement.