Minimize Your System's Summertime Stress

As the summer months approach, your HVAC system is about to work overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable. However, this increased usage can put a significant strain on your system, leading to reduced efficiency, increased energy bills, and even premature breakdowns. In this blog, we'll share 5 tips to help minimize the strain on your HVAC system during the summer:

Tip 1: Change Your Air Filters

Dirty air filters are one of the most common causes of HVAC system strain. Clogged filters restrict airflow, forcing your system to work harder to circulate cool air throughout your home. Replace your air filters with new ones to ensure optimal airflow and system performance.

Tip 2: Schedule a Pre-Season Tune-Up

A pre-season tune-up can help identify and address any potential issues before they become major problems. A professional technician can inspect your system, clean condenser coils, check refrigerant levels, and perform other maintenance tasks to ensure your HVAC system is running efficiently and effectively. Didn’t get a pre-season tune up? No need to stress, it’s never too late to make an appointment! 

Tip 3: Use a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can help you save energy and reduce the strain on your HVAC system by automatically adjusting the temperature when you're away or sleeping. By raising the temperature by just a few degrees, you can significantly reduce energy consumption and extend the life of your system.This is so important that at Bower Heating and Air we give a programmable thermostat with each high efficiency system replacement.

Tip 4: Keep Your Home Well-Insulated

A well-insulated home can help keep cool air in and hot air out, reducing the strain on your HVAC system. Check your attic, walls, and floors for adequate insulation and consider upgrading if necessary. Additionally, seal any air leaks around windows, doors, and ducts to prevent warm air from entering your home.

Tip 5: Use Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans can help circulate air and reduce the load on your HVAC system. By circulating air more efficiently, these fans can help your system cool your home faster and more effectively, reducing the strain on your system.

By following these 5 tips, you can help minimize the strain on your HVAC system during the summer months, reducing energy bills, preventing premature breakdowns, and ensuring your home remains cool and comfortable all season long. And as always if you need help with any of your home HVAC needs, contact us here!

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