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Reducing The Strain On Your HVAC System In The Summer

Summer will be here before you know it, and with that comes the need to run your air conditioner. Having a nice cool home in the summer months is awesome! But, those hot summer months can put a lot of strain on your HVAC system. The good news is that there are ways to reduce the strain on the system.

Do Not Turn Your Air Conditioner Off

Some think that turning their air conditioner off when not home can reduce the strain on the system. But, turning the system off and then turning it on again when you get home will cause the unit to work harder. This is because the house will be at a hot temperature. The unit will have to run for a long time until it reaches your set temperature. Turning the air conditioner off can also create excess humidity in your home. When that happens, your home will feel hotter. Instead of cutting your air conditioner off, consider getting a programmable thermostat. Set the temperature to a level where the unit will not have to work harder.

Keep Your Doors and Windows Shut

Another way to reduce the strain on your air conditioner is to ensure that you keep your windows and doors shut. Opening them often or leaving them open will cause your unit to work harder. If the windows in your home let the sun come into your home too much, consider getting window coverings. These will help to keep your home cool.

Clean Your Filters

A dirty filter will make your unit work harder. This can cause higher energy costs. It can also cause your air conditioning system to not keep your home cool and can even lead to your unit failing. Change your air filters every one to three months. During the summer months, you may need to change your filters more often due to pollen, dirt, and debris.

Get HVAC Maintenance

Before summer gets here, you will want to get your HVAC system maintained by an HVAC professional. They will come out to check and make sure that the unit has everything it needs. They will see if it has enough refrigerant, is clean, and there are no HVAC repairs needed. This will help to ensure that your unit is able to cool your house down all summer.

Don’t Shut the Registers

Your system moves the air around your home. When you shut one of the registers, it can reduce the functionality of the system. You do not want to make your unit work harder as it will increase the strain on the system. Make sure that all the registers are open and have a clear flow.

Call Us Today

If you want to ensure that your HVAC unit works well this summer, contact us at Robert Bair today. One of our HVAC professionals will come out to ensure that your unit does not have any issues