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Don’t Forget These Summer HVAC Tips to Stay Cool All Season

The summer sun is great, but it also means higher air-conditioning bills and an uncomfortable home if you don’t take care of the equipment. To help you prevent this from happening, we’ve put together a quick list of some of our favorite summer HVAC tips.

Schedule Annual Maintenance

The best way to ensure that your air conditioning system works properly throughout the season is to schedule annual maintenance with a professional. This is, by far, one of the most important summer HVAC tips if you want to avoid major repairs or, worse, a total breakdown of your unit. An HVAC technician will give your equipment a tune-up and clue you in to any potential problems that you can fix early that will save you money and inconvenience.

Clean or Replace the Air Filter

When your air filter gets clogged up with dirt and debris, your entire air-conditioning system won’t work as efficiently. The average filter needs to be cleaned or replaced every one to three months, depending on the type of filter that your system uses, so make sure you check it every few weeks or so.

Install a Smart Thermostat

If you’re having difficulty getting your energy bills under control, then you should definitely consider installing a smart thermostat. These amazing little devices have options that include letting you set it for when you want your system to be in operation, receive energy-usage reports, remote access via Wi-Fi, getting local weather reports, and more.

Consider a Zoned System

Depending on the size of your house and its basic layout, a zoned system may be the perfect solution to get your energy usage under control. These systems allow you to concentrate your cooling efforts in specific sections of your home, which lowers the potential of wasting energy.

Check the Condenser Unit

It’s very common for an outside condenser unit to get clogged by dirt, leaves, branches, and even birds’ nests. Pick off the bigger items and then use a garden hose to wash off the rest. This will help keep your AC system running smoothly.

These summer HVAC tips will provide you with a great start to improving your energy usage and maintaining clean air. If you have any questions about these or other summer HVAC tips or you’d like to schedule an appointment, reach out to the friendly professionals at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’ve been serving Yuma and the surrounding communities since 1952.