Preparing Your HVAC System for Summer

Your HVAC system may be the last thing on your mind as you go into the summer season, but getting it prepared for the warmer months is essential to ensuring optimal performance, energy efficiency, and indoor comfort. Follow these steps to get your HVAC system ready for summer:

  1. Replace Air Filters

Start by replacing the air filters in your HVAC system. Dirty filters restrict airflow, reducing efficiency and air quality. Consider upgrading to high-efficiency filters that capture more dust, pollen, and other particles, especially if members of your household suffer from allergies or asthma.

  1. Clean Vents and Ducts

Clean the vents and ducts in each room of your home to remove dust and debris. This ensures proper airflow and prevents contaminants from circulating through the air. Additionally, inspect the ductwork in your home for leaks, and seal them if needed. This will help prevent energy loss.

  1. Inspect and Clean Your Outdoor Unit

Examine your outdoor condenser unit for debris such as leaves, grass clippings, or branches, and remove them. Use your garden hose to gently clean the exterior coils. Make sure to maintain clearance around your condenser unit for proper function, so keep fences, plants, and bushes at an appropriate distance.

  1. Complete a Test Run

Once you have replaced your filters and cleaned the indoor and outdoor components of your unit, test your HVAC system by turning on the air conditioning to ensure it’s working effectively. Walk through each room assessing the cooling efficiency and listening for any unusual noises or vibrations, which could indicate issues that require professional attention.

  1. Schedule Professional Maintenance

Consider scheduling a professional HVAC maintenance service before the summer season begins. A technician can inspect, clean, and service your HVAC system in order to enhance performance and identify potential issues early.

At Wichita Heating and Air, we offer a preventative maintenance program that generally helps you avoid the need for repairs. Wichita Heating & Air technicians are honest and knowledgeable on all makes and models of HVAC systems.

Once you have checked off everything on this list, you should be good to go and can enjoy summer with confidence in a well-functioning HVAC system. However, if anything goes awry with your HVAC system this summer, call in the professionals at Wichita Heating and Air to take a look!