August HVAC Maintenance Tips
August is usually when you are in the middle of enjoying your summer vacation. It’s probably not the most likely time for you to focus your thoughts on maintaining your HVAC system. However, with a little effort, you can be providing a great service to your system by applying a few HVAC maintenance tips. Here are some tips that will allow you to maintain your home’s cooling and heating system without having to disrupt your downtime.
Replace Your Air Filter
Replacing your air filter is something that you do on a regular basis if you are diligent about keeping your HVAC system in good condition. A clean filter is essential to the operation of your HVAC system. You want to avoid having the unit overheat because of debris that accumulates and prevents the heat from being absorbed. Also, you want the HVAC system to help maintain healthy and clean indoor air for you and your loved ones to breathe. At Oconee Climate Control, we place great importance on safeguarding the health of our loyal customers in Eatonton. We can help you select the correct filter and replace your old one.
Remove Debris From Your External Unit
Another area where debris can gather and wreak havoc is the external unit. The summer means lawns being mowed and wind tossing about dirt, dust and dry leaves. Check the external unit for any kind of objects and residue which you can remove. A broom, brush or vacuum can assist you in this task.
Close Blinds in the Daytime
A tip that has less to do with a specific maintenance action and more to do with practicing smarter energy-saving behavior is keeping the sun from burdening your HVAC system. Make sure you have drapes and curtains that can reflect the sun and keep it from warming your living space. Your HVAC system will not have to work as hard to keep your home cool. This translates to electricity savings and adds to your system’s longevity.
Use Portable and Ceiling Fans
Keeping with the previous tip, try using fans to create a breeze in your home. With temperatures starting to slowly drop in the later parts of August, you can keep your HVAC system from carrying the entire weight of keeping your space cool.
Schedule Appointment for Furnace Maintenance
Call Oconee Climate Control today to schedule your HVAC maintenance. We also offer convenient preventive maintenance plans as well as repairs and installations for heating and cooling systems.