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Summer Maintenance Tips

August 15, 2019
Posted in: Homeowner Tips

The super hot temperatures and the flare up of HVAC units across the country can only mean one thing—summertime is well underway. Your HVAC unit will be working hard for the next couple months to keep the inside of your home cool while the outsides remain as anything but. During this time, it becomes increasingly important to care for your HVAC unit in order to reduce the risk of it breaking down prematurely. Here are the 3 most important things you can do:

Set Your Thermostat Appropriately
Firstly, start your HVAC system. Ensure that there are no system issues or performance issues. If there aren’t, be sure to then program your thermostat for the cooling season at the temperature that works for you. Note that setting your temperature back for extended periods of time can help you save money. Be sure to be mindful during this whole process and look out for things that aren’t working properly so that you can get them fixed before the heat becomes unbearable.

Improve Airflow
IT is important to change your air filter on a regular basis. In the summertime, filters often quickly fill up with debris. Check your filter and determine if a change is necessary. As you do this, be sure to remove or clean up any debris that is either on or around your HVAC unit to ensure that nothing is around to potentially fill up the filter. Remember that this helps your HVAC function better and helps you save money! Win-win!

Check For Clogs Or Leaks
If something is leaking from your HVAC unit, assume that there is a problem with it as there should be no leaking. Inspecting your system up close is the best way to tell if something is wrong in this way. As you check your system, also be sure to look out for any clogs in the drip pan and condensate drain lines. Overtime, they can become clogged with mold or algae and eventually cause water damage.

These 3 tips are just the beginning to proper HVAC maintenance. Although they can be very beneficial to ensure a lasting HVAC unit, the best thing to do is always to call in an HVAC professional to ensure that your systems are functioning properly for your home. If your HVAC unit needs attention, contact us today at 905-493-4227 or mail@tauntontrades.com. We at Taunton trades are HVAC specialist serving the GTA and Durham region, including Pickering, Uxbridge, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Port Perry, Coutice, and Bowmanville area.