How To Get Your HVAC Ready for Summer Heat
7 Tips To Prepare for So-Cal Heat Accordingly
With HVAC tips ready homeowners can achieve several goals including the ability to expand the life of any system. How can you get your system ready for the summer? Remember these tips to keep your system operating at its best.
1.) Replace the filter. The air filter protects your HVAC and ensures it continues to operate at its best. Like a filter on a vehicle, it helps to capture debris and dust and keeps it out of the system. This helps ensure the system works more efficiently.
2.) Get an annual tune-up. This type of maintenance should include a check of the pressure, filter, motors, and condenser coils for your air conditioner. It should also include a check to ensure the system is producing the right temperature. An oil and lube is also a part of this annual inspection along with an assurance all safety switches are operational. For the heating, a check of the pressure, filter, motors, carbon monoxide levels, burners and housing is necessary. It, too needs to produce the right temperature.
3.) Check the duct work. The ducts are the pathways that heated or cooled air travels through the home. They need to be cleaned and checked for leaks.
4.) Clean the exterior condenser. This is the exterior coil system that helps to move air. A chemical cleaning of the condenser coils will allow the system to run at a lower pressure level, reducing the risk of overheating and lowering the energy your system needs to operate.
5.) Measure and check the refrigerant. This is an important component of your system that continues to circulate through your HVAC system. If the level is too low, this indicates a refrigerant leak is present and that requires a professional inspection and repair prior to the addition of new refrigerant.
6.) Determine if it is time to upgrade. We recommend an upgrade when the system is no longer efficient. Most systems running old R-22 refrigerant should be updated. We also recommend replacing the thermostat if the temperature is more than two degrees off if it is a mercury system. It's important to recycle that thermostat properly.
7.) Improve your insulation. The plenum and duct need to be well insulated in order to prevent air leaks and to ensure proper temperatures are met. Adding new insulation can help reduce energy costs.
It takes only a matter of minutes to contact a professional to schedule this HVAC maintenance but it can save you significantly when you do.
Call Relaxed Heating and Air at (818) 322-0925 to schedule an appointment today!
21000 Osborne St #5
Canoga Park, CA 91304
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Phone: (323) 909-4551
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