Summer Maintenance Tips: Part 2
Summer is almost half-way over, but the days are just heating up. With temperatures reaching into the triple digits, chances are your air conditioning system is working overtime to keep you and your family cool. At Western Heating & Air, we believe that our customers should maintain their systems in order to prevent costly repairs. In the second part of our summer maintenance series, you will find more tips to help you save energy and money.
Seal Your Ductwork
The ducts that move warm and cold air through your home need to be air tight in order to prevent energy loss. Leaks and holes allow the air to escape, but you will still have to pay for it. Take the time to inspect the entire ventilation system for leaks as part of your summer maintenance plan. Use tape designed specifically for air ducts to repair any trouble spots and ensure that all connectors are secure. You should also make sure to seal the following:
- Nooks and crannies
Prevent as much air from escaping from your home as possible to save on your energy bill.
Open and Clean Out the Vents
Your HVAC unit will have to work harder than it needs to if your air vents are dirty or left closed. Over time, dirt and debris can build up in your vents, causing clogs and allowing dust and debris to flow through your home. Make sure to check each vent to ensure that it is opened and that air is flowing properly into all the rooms you would like cooled.
Replace Inefficient Units
If your outdoor compression is inefficient, it may be time to install a newer model. The compressors available today use much less energy and can prevent the need to call for Orem, UT HVAC repair.
Following these summer maintenance tips should help you stay cool during the last few months of summer, but should you need extra help contact Western Heating & Air today.