Summer is in full swing! Parties, summer culinary masterpieces and much more, and your cooling system should work smoothly and stably so that your guests feel comfortable – not to mention that your home stays at safe temperatures when the outdoor temperature rises sharply during the summer!
With these HVAC service tips, you will know exactly how to care for your cooling system throughout the summer. If you need help with any of these tasks, contact our company for the help of a specialist!
HVAC Service Stages
Check your air filter. During periods of active use of the cooling system, the filter should be checked regularly to ensure that it is free from contamination. You may decide to replace it earlier than the recommended replacement interval, so prepare a replacement just in case.
Check air vents and registers
Check all registers and return air grilles in your home to make sure they are not blocked or closed. These air vents should never be blocked, as this will block the air flow through your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, which can lead to difficulties with the performance and failure of the system.
Remove all carpets, furniture, and other items from the vents. Check that the ventilation louvers are open; if you want to turn off the cooling of unused areas of your home or building, never cover more than 20 percent of the ventilation openings of the structure. If you have a lot of unused areas, consider installing a zoning system that will allow you to reduce energy losses while ensuring high performance of the HVAC system.
Inspect your external cooling equipment. Carefully remove grass and debris accumulated on the device. Never store outdoor furniture or other objects near the device.
Inspect your drip tray and condensate drain line for clogging. If these components become clogged with mold or algae growth, condensation during cooling cannot properly leave your home or building. This can lead to a malfunction of the cooling system or to water entering the room, resulting in water damage. Frozen coils are a common result of clogging in the condensate system.
If water has accumulated, remove blockages inside the sump or condensate drain lines. Before doing this, turn off the system power. Use a wet / dry vacuum to clean the water from the sump, or use rags to soak it up. Clean the tray using a mild soap. Remove clogging from condensate drain lines using wet / dry vacuum.
It may not be so, but the summer will end before you know it! Begin planning the maintenance needed for your stove or heat pump to keep your household warm and efficient in the cold season. Hit the rush to service the autumn furnace when you plan to set up the furnace comfort early with Air Comfort Experts HVAC.