With summer right around the corner, we’re all preparing ourselves for the heat and humidity, which can make your home feel like an oven. And there’s nothing more frustrating than having your air conditioning unit break down in the middle of a heatwave. As a homeowner, it's important to make sure your HVAC system is properly prepared to help keep your family comfortable and healthy during the summer months. At George’s Heating & Cooling, we’d like to share with you a few ways to prepare your HVAC for the summer months.

How to Start Preparing Your HVAC for Summer Months

Replace Your Filters

One of the easiest and most important things you can do to prepare your HVAC system for summer is to replace your air filters. Air filters are designed to capture dust, dirt, pet dander, and other allergens, but they can become clogged over time, which can hinder your system’s performance. Replacing your filters can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, reduce your energy bills, and improve the indoor air quality of your home.

Schedule Maintenance

Before the summer months arrive, it’s important to have your air conditioning system properly serviced by a qualified technician. An HVAC professional can clean and inspect your system, and check for any potential problems that could lead to a breakdown or reduced efficiency. Regular maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, while also improving its performance and energy efficiency.

Check Your Thermostat

Another important step in preparing your HVAC system for the summer is to check your thermostat settings. Make sure your thermostat is set to the appropriate temperature for the season and that it’s working properly. If you have an older thermostat, consider upgrading to a programmable model, which allows you to set different temperatures for different times of the day. This can help reduce your energy bills while keeping your home comfortable.

Clean Your Outdoor Unit

Your outdoor HVAC unit is exposed to the elements year-round, which means it can accumulate dirt and debris over time. Before summer arrives, it’s important to clean your outdoor unit to ensure it’s working properly. Clear any leaves, grass clippings, or other debris away from the unit, and use a garden hose to rinse the fins and remove any dirt or dust buildup.

Consider Upgrading Your HVAC System

If you have an older HVAC system that’s struggling to keep up with your cooling needs, a system upgrade might be in order. Upgrading to a new, high-efficiency HVAC system can not only improve your indoor comfort, but also reduce your energy bills over time.

At Georges Heating & Cooling, we’re here to help you with all your HVAC needs. Our team is happy to talk more with you about your options and to determine if an upgrade is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a service appointment or to learn more about our services and current promotions. We’re located in Manchester, NH and can be reached by calling 603-657-5863 or emailing us through our secure contact page.