During the hot summer months, air conditioning systems often have to work harder to maintain an indoor temperature that will keep you comfortable. With increased usage comes higher energy bills and a higher likelihood that you may have HVAC system problems. However, by taking proactive measures such as regular maintenance and necessary upgrades, you can prevent excessive wear and tear on your air conditioning system. To help keep problems at bay, we are listing five strategies to optimize the performance of your HVAC unit:
- Keep your outdoor unit clean: Check around your outdoor unit to make sure it is free from any debris, vegetation, or obstructions. This allows for proper airflow and prevents the system from overworking.
- Regularly clean or replace air filters: Just like we always say, dirty air filters restrict airflow, forcing the system to work harder. Clean or replace your air filters every 1-3 months to maintain proper airflow and energy efficiency.
- Use a programmable thermostat: Installing a programmable thermostat makes an easy job of regulating the temperature based on your schedule. This avoids unnecessary cooling when you’re away and helps save energy and reduce strain on the system. Read our blog that talks more about the benefits and types of programmable thermostats.
- Consider system upgrades: If your HVAC unit is old or inefficient, it may be worth considering upgrades or replacements. Newer models are often more energy-efficient and can provide better performance and cost savings in the long run. See our current coupons and special financing offers that will save you even more!
- Stay proactive: Be proactive in maintaining your HVAC system by scheduling regular inspections and tune-ups. This helps identify and address any potential issues before they become major problems. Learn about Quigleys Q Club and the different maintenance plans we have available.
Save yourself the inconvenience of a mid-summer HVAC failure by taking the time to follow these tips. By implementing these strategies, you can help your HVAC unit work efficiently, avoid system failures, and extend its lifespan for years to come. Contact us if you have any concerns about your HVAC system or would like more information on any of our services or promotions.