Summer is tough on your HVAC unit in your New Orleans, Louisiana, home, but fortunately, there are ways you can relieve some of the pressure. Make sure you prep your unit before summer, and use it wisely during the season, to keep both you and your system cool.
Invest in Preventive HVAC Maintenance
To relieve strain from your HVAC system this summer, start it off right by investing in regular maintenance. A technician will check your system to make sure it is operating at peak condition, and there are no foreseeable issues. Preventive HVAC maintenance helps to make sure your unit will perform well throughout the summer. Preventive maintenance helps to lower your utility bills, lengthen the lifespan of your system, and avoid the stress of things going wrong.
Check Your Air Filters Regularly
Even if you’ve invested in a maintenance plan, you still need to be proactive about checking your filters during the summer. When your HVAC system is working hard to keep your home cool, the chances are higher for your air filters to get dirty or clogged. When your filters are clogged, your HVAC system has to work harder to push air through those vents. Not only will you help relieve some pressure from your system, but you also help to avoid poor indoor air quality as well.
Avoid Cranking the Thermostat
It’s tempting to come home on a hot day, and lower the temperature on your thermostat significantly in the hopes that your home will cool down faster. The reality is that your home won’t cool down faster, and you’re putting added stress on your HVAC system. That added pressure may also equate to an increase in your utility bills. Avoid the temptation and put the thermostat exactly where you want it, and not much colder. The temperature will change at the same pace, and you won’t stress out your system.
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