Tips for Summer HVAC Maintenance

The summer season is approaching quickly. With Georgia’s hot climate, we depend on our air conditioner the most during those hot and humid days. With some proactive maintenance tips, you can ensure your HVAC unit is operating at maximum efficiency. You will save a ton of money on energy costs while keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.

Programmable Thermostat

The days are longer, your kids are home from school, and a yearly family vacation is on the calendar. A smart thermostat is a great way to maximize air conditioner efficiency and costs. You’ll be able to program your unit to run at certain times during the day and set it to vacation mode when you’re not home. Many smart thermostats can be controlled by your phone in case you forget to adjust the temperature when you leave.

Get a Professional Tune-Up

Before the Summer season is in full swing, have your air conditioning unit serviced. A checkup is excellent for preventative maintenance and ensuring your unit is working in top condition. We offer promotions during the peak seasons to keep the unit running in perfect condition.

Change the Filter

Dirt and debris will obstruct airflow and increase the workload of your unit. Changing the filter will prevent the likelihood of a breakdown and improve air quality. It’s a best practice to change your filter every month during the Summer since it will be working harder.

Keep the Perimeter Clean

It’s critical to keep the area surrounding the air conditioning unit clean. It’s recommended to keep at least two feet between the HVAC unit and any shrubs. Prune your trees and plants weekly to keep any obstruction from blocking the unit.

Spot Check your Home

Check for adequate insulation around windows and doors. Leaks through different locations in your home can cause the unit to work harder. The lifespan of your unit will be shortened, and you will want to have a quality operating unit during the hot and humid months.

Use Fans

Using ceiling or standing fans with your HVAC unit at the same time is great for efficiency. The fans can help move the air throughout the home, especially in the warmer months, when hot air rises. This tip can help put less strain on your air conditioner.

Your air conditioner is one of the most important functions of your home. With some simple steps, you can ensure a comfortable home environment when the temperatures sizzle. 

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you have any questions involving how to best cool or heat your home, call Hammock’s AC and speak with one of our seasoned technicians. We can inform, inspect, or repair any cooling or heating system in most cases quickly. We’ll improve your home’s indoor air quality and get your back to the comfort you deserve. To get started, click the link below and fill out one of our quote forms.