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Preparing Your HVAC System for Summer

The weather is warming up, and before we know it, it will once again be summer here in North Texas. You will want to be ready to beat that heat. Here are some tips on how to prepare your HVAC system for the hot Texas summer:

Clean the condenser unit. The condenser unit is the outdoor part of your HVAC system. It’s important to keep it clean to prevent it from overheating and working harder than it needs to. You can clean it yourself with a garden hose or hire a professional to do it for you.

Check refrigerant levels. Refrigerant is a fluid that helps your HVAC system cool your home. If the refrigerant levels are low, your system won’t be able to cool as effectively. You can check the refrigerant levels yourself or have a professional do it for you.

Schedule a professional maintenance check-up. A professional maintenance check-up can help identify any potential problems with your HVAC system before they become major issues. It’s a good idea to have your system checked once a year, especially if you live in a hot climate.

Here are some additional tips to help you keep your HVAC system running smoothly all summer long:

Change your air filter regularly. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow and make your system work harder. It’s recommended to change your air filter every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter you have.

Keep the area around your HVAC system clear. Don’t block the unit with furniture or other objects. This will help it get the airflow it needs to work properly.

Keep your thermostat set at a constant temperature. Constantly changing the temperature on your thermostat can put extra stress on your system. It’s best to keep it set at a comfortable temperature and let it do its job.

Use fans to circulate the air in your home. Fans can help keep you cool without having to run your AC as much.

Seal up any air leaks around your home. Air leaks can let in hot air and make your AC work harder. You can seal up air leaks with caulk or weatherstripping.

By following these tips, you can help your HVAC system stay in good condition and keep your home cool all summer long.