Your HVAC system is by far one of the biggest homeowner investment you will make. With that said, every homeowner wants to take steps to ensure their air conditioning performance is at peak levels all summer long. Here at M&A HVAC Services, LLC we want to help all our valued clients do just that. Setting a goal for yourself to keep your AC system functioning properly and in tip top shape is a surefire way of ensuring the comfort and even the safety of your family in the sweltering summer temperatures.
When your AC system is functioning at peak levels you not only can enjoy much lower energy bills and utility bills, but indeed you can enjoy much more comfortable levels in your living space. There are a number of simple but very important steps that every homeowner can take to ensure that their cooling system and their air conditioning performance is all that it is supposed to be and then some.
Important Tips to Follow
• Start by routinely checking the air filters on your system. This is one of the easiest tasks to perform, but surely one of the most important. When you change your air filters routinely you prevent dirt, dust and other pollutants from building up and restricting the flow of air to your AC system. When you have reduced airflow, you can run into some very serious problems including reduced cool air blowing out into your living space or even a frozen evaporator coil.
• Next, take steps to seal your system ductwork. Most homes, over time, develop duct leaks that can cause you a good deal of money. When duct leaks are present, they cause your AC system to have to work a whole lot harder than it should. Sealing the ductwork in your home can help to save money and energy. Our team of professionals suggests adding insulation around the ducts as well and if necessary, changing out poorly connected ducts with refitted ducts and necessary sealing.
• Further important steps include taking proper care of your outdoor condenser unit. It is critical that your condenser unit is free of any debris, garbage, plants, clutter and the likes. In addition, the unit should be uncovered so as to allow your cooling system to run efficiently and your air conditioning performance to continue at peak levels. The primary function of your outdoor condenser is to take all the hot air within your home and dump it outside of the structure. If your condenser is blocked in any way your cooling system will have to run for longer periods of time in order for the hot air to be removed from your living space which will surely result in higher energy and utility costs.
• Finally, be sure to perform preventative maintenance regularly and never ignore repairs that are needed. Ignoring signs that your cooling system needs repairs of some sort can actually cost you a whole lot more money down the road than the initial repair costs themselves. With that said, should you smell a peculiar odor coming from your ventilation system, or if you hear odd noises coming from the HVAC system don’t delay. Rather, get in touch with the experts here at M&A HVAC Services immediately and schedule an AC system checkup. Also, don’t overlook performing routine preventative maintenance at the start of the season since this early inspection can identify any potential problems and provide effective solutions up front. In addition, preventative maintenance increases the efficiency of your cooling system, lowers your energy bills and truly prevents costly breakdowns. Be sure to perform your inspection and tune-up every spring.
For more information about maintaining your air conditioning performance, or if you are in need of any type of duct repairs, assistance with your air filters, or routine HVAC services, we are the team for you. Give a shout out and schedule your appointment today!!