With summer right around the corner, it’s time to check your HVAC system’s health. Going through a summer HVAC performance checklist can prevent problems later in the year and correct issues that may already be happening.
Why Is It Important to Have a Summer HVAC Performance Checklist?
Having a maintenance plan for your HVAC system will ensure that your system is always working properly. The advantages of having an HVAC maintenance plan include:
- Fewer repair bills. If the HVAC system is not maintained, when something does break, it could cost more to fix.
- Lower energy costs. If your HVAC system is not regularly serviced or maintained, it will take more energy to keep your home cool, resulting in higher energy bills.
- The system lasts longer. The better maintained your air conditioning and heating system are, the longer they will last for you.
- Fewer major breakdowns. A well-maintained system will have fewer if any major breakdowns. This is great news during the hottest days of the summer or coldest days of the winter.
- Better health. A well-maintained system will also help keep your indoor air healthier.
Spring cleaning should also include your HVAC unit. Over time, dirt and debris could clog your filter. The air filter will fill with dust and debris over time.
To compensate, your system must work harder to move the air beyond the dust. Replacing the filter is better for the HVAC system and your family’s overall health.
Maintain Air Ducts
Air ducts in the air conditioning system can develop leaks. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these leaks can reduce the energy efficiency of your HVAC performance by as much as 25 percent.
If leaks are discovered during maintenance, the ductworks can be sealed and insulated. This is an affordable solution that will save you money on energy bills and keep your system running efficiently.
Clean Condenser Coils
Next, it is important to make sure the condenser and evaporator are kept clean. If these coils are dirty, it will cause the system to run longer to cool your home. The longer a system has to run, the higher your energy bills will be. Your system will have to work harder, causing it to eventually break over time.
The next item on the checklist is having the refrigerant level checked and adjusted. Too little or too much refrigerant can make the AV system run less efficiently which will reduce the life of the equipment and increase your energy bills.
Check Blower Components
Airflow issues can lower air conditioning efficiency by as much as 15 percent. Cleaning and adjusting the blower components will ensure the productivity of your airflow throughout your home. This small change could help keep your home cooler over time.
Get a Programmable Thermostat
The thermostat accuracy should also be checked. Thermostats can break and leave your system inoperable. If you need a new thermostat, consider getting a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats can regulate temperatures based on when you’re home, at work, or in bed.
Calling a professional HVAC company to perform these summer HVAC performance checks will ensure that your system is running at peak efficiency all year. This is perfect for your family’s health, comfort, and lowering energy costs.
Contact Hammock’s AC
If you have any questions involving your summer HVAC performance checklist, call Hammock’s AC to speak with one of our seasoned technicians. We can inform, inspect, or repair any cooling or heating system in most cases quickly. To find out more, please contact us to see what your HVAC may need.