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Summer Maintenance Tips

Summer Maintenance Tips

Since the summer months are upon us, it’s important to ensure your HVAC system is running efficiently to keep your home comfortable and your energy bills in check. Here are some essential tips and resources to help you stay cool this summer: 

  1. Replace Filters Regularly:
    • Change your HVAC filters every 30 days, or 60 days at the most. Clean filters improve air quality and system efficiency.
  2. Keep Return Vents Unobstructed:
    • Ensure that return vents are not blocked by furniture or other items to allow for easy air intake.
  3. Maintain Clear Vents:
    • Keep all vents unobstructed to promote proper airflow throughout your home.
  4. Clear the Area Around the Outdoor Unit:
    • Remove debris and keep the area around your outdoor HVAC unit clear to ensure optimal airflow and system efficiency.
  5. Use Curtains and Blinds:
    • Close curtains and blinds during the day to reduce radiant heat. Light-colored window treatments are more effective as they reflect sunlight.
  6. Keep the AC Running Steadily:
    • Maintain a consistent temperature by keeping your AC running. It’s more efficient than letting your home heat up and then trying to cool it down again.
  7. Limit Heat-Generating Appliances:
    • Avoid using ovens, dishwashers, and hair dryers during the hottest parts of the day. These appliances add heat to your home.
  8. Incorporate Large Plants:
    • Large indoor plants can help absorb heat and cool your home naturally, according to some scientists.
  9. Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs:
    • Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs, which emit less heat and help keep your home cooler.
  10. Follow the 20-Degree Rule:
    • Set your thermostat to no more than 20 degrees lower than the outside temperature for optimal efficiency and comfort.

For more detailed energy-saving tips, you can check out these helpful resources:

Stay cool and enjoy your summer!

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