Now that your AC unit has been running full throttle for several weeks, the team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling wants to make sure your system is running efficiently. We want to share some important HVAC maintenance tips that will help your cooling system handle the challenges in the scorching hot summer months.
Important Tasks to Maintain Your HVAC System
The first important step in maintaining your cooling system for the summer season is as simple as changing the filter. It is important to train yourself to check the health of your filter each month and change it when it is excessively dirty or at minimum every 90 days. Changing out the filter routinely helps to ensure your system is performing properly and helps to reduce your cooling costs.
The next important step is ensuring that all the registers in your home are open. In order for your HVAC system to perform at its highest level, it must have proper balance. If there are vents in your home that are still closed off from winter and spring, the airflow in your home becomes unbalanced. The team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling highly recommends that you keep at least 80% of the supply registers in your home open all the time. It is also important to ensure that there are no drapes or curtains, furniture, or other items that are blocking your return vents. Finally, be sure that the vents are free of dust to allow for improved airflow throughout your home.
Next, it is very important that the indoor evaporator coils of your system are cleaned. The evaporator coils become dusty and dirty over time. We highly recommend you reach out to one of our highly skilled technicians to take on this task for you.
Continuing onward with your HVAC maintenance, you will need to have one of our certified HVAC technicians clean the outdoor compressor. Though you are very capable of cleaning away any debris that has accumulated near to the condensing unit, it is best that you rely upon the expertise of our technicians to clean the inner components of the compressor.
Last, but not least, once all of the above highly effective tasks have been performed to further ensure that your HVAC system is maintained during the summer months, be sure to schedule a professional tune-up and inspection with our trusted team. When our team arrives at your home for your scheduled system tune-up, they will perform the following:
- They will inspect all system elements
- Clean all the AC components
- Inspect and, if necessary, replace the air filter
- Tighten any connections
- Inspect and clean the fan motor
- Lubricate all primary parts
- Test the system cycles
Turn to Our Trusted Team with All Your HVAC Needs
Be sure to always perform proper care and maintenance of your cooling system. The team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling is committed to meeting the individual needs of all our valued clients. We take pride in offering the highest quality HVAC parts and services throughout middle TN. To learn more about proper HVAC maintenance for your system, look to the pros here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling. We look forward to serving you and to ensuring that your HVAC system is prepared and ready to meet the many challenging demands that the scorching hot summer months have to offer. Don’t delay. Schedule your system inspection, preparation and tune-up today!