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2 Cool Tips to Help Your HVAC Prepare for the Summer Heat

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Is your HVAC system prepped and ready for summer cooling season? Discover what you can do and how a maintenance agreement can help.

Summer is fast approaching, and the rising temperatures that go along with it are hot on its heels, which means now more than ever you need to have a maintenance agreement in place for your HVAC system. It’s important to know the things you can do to ensure your home stays safe and cool. These two tips can help you prep your HVAC system for the warmer weather outside and cooler temps inside:

Tip #1: Change Your Air Filter

One of the best, easiest, and most inexpensive ways to make your cooling system work better this summer is by changing your air filter. The filter traps all kinds of airborne pollutants that float around your house. It keeps dust, dirt, pollen and dander from getting sucked into your AC unit, where it causes damage and impacts the effectiveness of the system. Not only does a clean air filter work better to protect the equipment, but it will allow it to work more efficiently. That's because it doesn't have to work harder to pull air in through a clogged filter.

Tip #2: Don’t Skip the Maintenance

Nothing keeps your HVAC system humming along like twice-yearly maintenance. Regular service for your heating and cooling system is as essential as proper service for your car. If you want it to run right, make sure it gets the TLC it needs. For your air conditioning system, this can include:

  • Cleaning and inspecting the condenser coil and the evaporator coil
  • Inspecting and cleaning the blower wheels
  • Checking and charging the refrigerant
  • Inspecting and adjusting the belts and pulleys
  • Lubricating the motors and bearings
  • Testing and calibrating the thermostat
  • Draining and cleaning the condensate drain
  • Inspecting the wiring
  • Testing the safety controls

Your HVAC system needs attention if you want it to keep you cool when the weather gets hot. For the regular service it needs and a maintenance agreement to keep it on track, call our experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning at online now.