You might be surprised how much the health and safety of you and your family depends on the quality of the air in the spaces where you spend the most time. Seasonality has a big impact on allergies, asthma, and more. That’s why we recommend seasonal maintenance to your HVAC units, in addition to some DIY tips, so that you can breathe a little easier this time of year.
But what can homeowners do to keep the air inside their homes clean and healthy during the summertime season?
Seasonally, HVAC inspection and maintenance are critical. During the summer, that means helping to prevent unhealthy air quality that can lead to breathing problems for you and your family.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your home, HVAC system, and air conditioning are working optimally and delivering the freshest, cleanest air possible.
Easy Ways To Make Sure Your HVAC Is Running Smoothly
Tip 1: Visually Inspect and Clear Debris from the Outdoor Unit
With severe weather season in full swing, branches, sticks, leaves, and other debris likely surround your outdoor unit. Carefully clean around your outdoor unit to ensure nothing causing it to wear down prematurely.
Tip 2: Have the Ducts Cleaned
When was the last time you’ve cleaned your air ducts? Our air ducts collect dirt, pollen, animal dander, and other pollutants that can make our homes unhealthy.
Schedule time for a professional to clean your indoor air ducts and help you breathe a little easier indoors.
Tip 3: Replace or Upgrade your HVAC Filter
Consider this your seasonal reminder of the importance of changing your HVAC filter. Most homes need their filters changed every 90 days. If you have indoor pets, family members who smoke, or anyone in your household who suffers from asthma and allergies, you should change it more frequently.
Tip 4: Get a Smart Thermostat
Keep energy costs down and your comfort level up by investing in a smart thermostat. Imagine keeping your home at the perfect temperature throughout the day while also ensuring you don’t waste energy when you’re not home. It’s possible with a Smart Thermostat.
Tip 5: Check for Air Leaks
When unfiltered outside air gets into your home, it can cause the air inside your home to potentially become an issue. Leaks around doors and windows are the primary culprits, but outside air coming in through the attic can also be a problem.
Tip 6: Stay Regular with Annual HVAC Maintenance Servicing
Your HVAC system should be checked by a professional every year to ensure your system runs in tip-top condition. A well-functioning HVAC unit can mean clean, healthy air for your family during the summer months.
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