As you prepare for the hottest month of the year in North Carolina, don’t forget to get your HVAC system ready too. The last thing you want is to have the air conditioner break down when you need it most. By taking action now, you can avoid costly emergency repairs and promote optimal AC functioning. Below are steps you can take to ensure your HVAC is prepped and ready to give you peak performance.
Replace the Air Filter
A dirty air filter prevents your AC from working optimally and cooling efficiently because the clogged filter restricts the airflow. With a dirty filter, your system will work overtime to meet the thermostat setting, but you may not achieve the cooling level you desire even then. Changing the filter before the hottest days will ensure the cool air can flow freely.
Clean Dirty Vents
It’s easy to neglect dust and dirt buildup on the vents inside your home. If you take a close look, you will likely find a layer of dust covering them, especially if it’s been a while since you performed a deep cleaning. Before the hot, steamy season hits, go around to each vent, make sure it is open, and wipe away any buildup of dust, pet hair, and debris. Taking this simple step will keep the climate-controlled air moving freely through the vents.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
This may seem like an obvious step, but you might be surprised by how many homeowners neglect HVAC preventative maintenance. Scheduling maintenance with a reliable HVAC company will ensure you catch minor issues before they become budget-busting repairs or even a replacement. Plus, maintenance prevents complete breakdowns when you need reliable air conditioning most and improves overall system performance. Want to make sure your AC is ready to keep your home cool during North Carolina’s hottest months? Contact H. H. Hovey Heating and Cooling to schedule professional HVAC repair and preventative maintenance.