HVAC Tips: Staying Cool in the Summer
Updated: Sep 20, 2022
Within record high temperatures across the world, a functioning AC unit is no longer a luxury but a necessity. AC units require annual service to operate smoothly. If your AC breaks down during a heatwave, it may take up to three weeks for a technician to come out to repair it due to global supply chain shortages. Here are some tips to maintain your AC unit and prolong its lifespan.
When using the AC, try to keep windows and doors closed to avoid temperature fluctuations. This will help prevent the AC unit from running excessively.
Consider using window tints/films or energy efficient windows to keep your building cooler.
Use ceiling fans and AC simultaneously - this may help with saving energy and money.
Regularly check and change the filter as needed to prevent dust, pollen, and pet hair collection inside the HVAC system.
Clean air ducts to prevent dust collection that may restrict air flow.
Keep ventilation areas clear of obstruction. Make sure there aren’t large furniture or large items blocking the vents.
Calibrate the thermostat to ensure that it is working properly.
Signs that show maintenance is needed:
Listen for any unusual noises such as grinding, hissing, rapid vibration, etc.
Check for any leakage. It may be a sign that your lines and drain pipes are clogged.
Schedule semi-annual or annual inspections with a professional HVAC company,
Although AC units are more heavily used during the summer months, it is important to maintain them regularly to increase its longevity. SWA can help assist with providing the best company for a HVAC consultation and maintenance as needed. Contact us here today.