Every homeowner should know exactly what they need to do to get their home HVAC system ready for Summer. Save time and energy by performing maintenance on your system. Don’t get stuck with an HVAC problem. Follow Max C. Smith Company’s simple summer HVAC checklist to help beat the heat and contact us today.
Take Off Any Condenser Covers
AC covers are common in the cooler months and help save the units from debris like ice or leaves. Make sure you remember to check for a cover before starting up your unit. You don’t want to risk damaging your system.
When checking for a cover you can also take care of any excess grass, leaves and other debris. If you don’t, there is a chance it can get caught in the condenser coils. If you want to be sure, you can also spray the outside of the unite for any dust or dirt that might have been built up.
The next item on our summer HVAC checklist is conducting a thermostat test. Make sure to test the thermostat by turning it on and off, running through a heating or cooling cycle and other controls. If working properly, your house should cool and heat at the proper temperatures.
Clear the Vents
It is important that nothing is blocking your vents when your system is on. You should check for rugs, furniture and other obstructions that might be blocking the proper flow. If you want to go one step further, pull up a grate and make sure to clean off any dust. This will also help ensure that that your vent’s are open and properly on to direct air flow.
Change the Filter
Make sure to change out the condenser filter. Max C. Smith Company recommends that your filter needs to be changed every 6 months. If you haven’t checked since Winter your check is overdue. If you have a few pets or suffer allergies, then make sure that you clear your filters at least every 90 days or sooner. It can help provide a better air quality for the house.
Summer HVAC Checklist Questions
You can follow these simple steps to make sure that your house HVAC system is going to be at the top of the working order. If you have any questions regarding your unit, contact Max C. Smith Company today! We are happy to help you keep cool this summer!