The summer heat is one of the few true tests for an HVAC system. As homeowners experience rising heat and humidity, air conditioning temperatures are typically turned down to keep their homes cool and comfortable. During this season, one of the worst situations to be in is sweating in a home with a malfunctioning HVAC system. Fortunately, there are several ways to maintain your AC in the summer to ensure that it runs properly and efficiently.
Properly caring for the air filter allows clean air to flow through the home evenly. This tip is actually the simplest way to help to maintain an HVAC system, and does not require professional assistance. It is extremely important to periodically check the air filter, and clean or replace it, if needed. Homeowners who have pets or carpet should check the filter more often as fur, dirt and other debris can be collected through the air ducts.
Since HVAC systems will be used more often this season, checking the air filter should be at the top of the to-do list!
Be sure to keep the area around the outdoor HVAC system and the top of the system free of leaves and other debris. If there is shrubbery growing around the system, trim it to keep it from overgrowing. Large bushes and a pile of leaves on the outdoor HVAC system can prevent it from functioning at its best.
3. Check for Cracks Around the House
Air can leak through any cracks in the home, which is usually the main cause of a malfunctioning HVAC system and a rise in electric bills during the summer. The longer cool air escapes through the cracks, the harder an HVAC system must run to compensate for the leaking air. Once homeowners can identify the cracks, the next step is to seal them up.
4. Consider a Smart Thermostat
With newer thermostats, like Ecoer’s Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat, homeowners can remotely change their temperature and indoor fan speed for greater humidity control. Many thermostats with remote access feature can help HVAC systems run more efficiently, which results in saving money! Find a local Ecoer dealer and ask them about upgrading to Ecoer’s WiFi Thermostat.
5. When in Doubt, Contact an HVAC Professional
Staying cool in the summer is a priority. If there is any doubt an HVAC system is not properly working, call an HVAC professional to schedule an assessment. Contacting a professional can help to ensure the air is flowing evenly, and the system is working at its most efficient setting. This is the best way for homeowners to be assured that they are saving costs while keeping their homes at the most comfortable levels 24/7.
Ecoer HVAC companies leave the HVAC maintenance to the pros. With Ecoer’s advanced IoT Gateway Technology and Smart Thermostat, homeowners are left comfortable and with a peace of mind. Learn more about Ecoer’s mission and find a local dealer today by visiting: https://www.ecoer.com/