It’s probably not news to you that it’s important to change your filter regularly and have your air conditioner tuned up in the summer. But what about sealing and insulating your home and checking your AC vents and your drainage hole? Here are some lesser-known but useful summer HVAC tips.
ADD INSULATION TO YOUR HOUSE
Believe it or not, insulation is just as important to your home in the summer as it is in the winter, making this one of the most important summer HVAC tips. Insulation helps stop heat from flowing into your home, which improves your AC unit’s efficiency. Make sure your home is adequately insulated. Replace any rotted or damaged insulation around the outside AC lines. You can also prevent heat gain in the summer by maintaining the seals around skylights, doors, and windows. Aura service pro offers a wide range of insulation needs. Free estimates are available by visiting our sister site here : https://auraservicepro.com/insulation
CLEAR YOUR AC DRAINAGE HOLE
Most AC systems have a drainage hole for clearing out the buildup of fluid resulting from condensation. A clogged drainage hole can cause water buildup and damage your AC unit. You can clean the hole out with a piece of wire or a paper clip. If you’re unable to find it, or clear it yourself, you can always give us a call to come clear that out for you.
UPGRADE TO A SMART THERMOSTAT
A smart thermostat can help you stay cool and save money. You can adjust it remotely and program it to keep your home comfortable when you’re around and warmer when you’re away, saving energy. Some models can even communicate more ways that you can use to lower your energy use and save more money. Aura’s sister company can help install and setup a smart thermostat for you as part of the installation.
KEEP VENTS CLEAN
Dust and debris can accumulate in your vents and impede airflow. One of the best summer HVAC tips is to clean your vents to avoid blockages and allergies. An excellent way to ensure your vents stay clean is by scheduling routine maintenance. Make sure your vents are not blocked by furniture, draperies, or carpeting. Special note : When ordering air duct cleaning from ecostar, be sure to mention you would like your vents cleaned as well, this is an extra charge.
HAVE YOUR DUCTS CLEANED
Dust, mold, and mildew can accumulate in your ducts over time. Clogged ducts make your cooling system work harder to push air throughout your home. Have an HVAC professional clean out your ductwork every few years to make your indoor air healthier and your air conditioner work more efficiently.