Preparing Your HVAC System For Summer

Midwestern summers can get very hot and humid, and without a properly working HVAC system, can be pretty miserable. As the weather continues to warm up, before you know it, your HVAC system will have to work extra hard to keep your home feeling cool and comfortable. With that being said, now is the perfect time to prepare your HVAC system for the hot summer ahead. 

At ServiceOne, we provide top quality Omaha furnace services. Our team has a deep understanding of how HVAC systems are supposed to work and can handle any problem thrown our way. To help you prevent any issues with your air conditioning this summer, here are some ways you can prepare your HVAC system now!

Check your filter

One of the first and most important ways to prepare your HVAC system for summer is to check your air filter. Checking your air filter is one of the easiest maintenance tasks you can do by yourself for your air conditioner. Your air filter can become filled with dust, dirt and other particles that may have been floating around in your home’s air. When air filters are dirty, it ultimately restricts the airflow of your system, reducing the cooling power of your air conditioner and making your system work much harder than it needs to. If your air filter is dirty, it’s important that you get it changed as soon as you can. Replacing your HVAC filter will not only improve the quality of your home’s air but also help you save money on energy bills as it reduces the workload of your HVAC system. This should be done at least twice a year, if not more often, and springtime is the perfect time to do so! 

Clean around your compressor

Another way homeowners can prepare their HVAC systems for the summer heat is by cleaning around their air compressor. Air compressors are found outside of homes and is what allows cool air to enter your home. During the fall and winter months, leaves, sticks, dirt and other debris oftentimes accumulate around your compressor. All homeowners should clean up the area that surrounds their compressor to prevent any outside debris from getting into your home’s air. 

Clean your vents

Have you noticed that your home’s air vents seem to be dirtier than usual? There are a number of variables that can make your vents dirty or clogged, such as dust, dirt, pet hair and other debris. If you notice that there is visible debris or dust on your vents, it’s important to clean them as soon as possible. Clean vents allow for maximum airflow and promote quality air in your home. 

Schedule an inspection

Lastly, it’s a good idea to get your HVAC inspected before firing up your air conditioner for the summer. This is by far the best way to ensure your air conditioner will be reliable all summer long. At ServiceOne, part of our Omaha furnace services is air conditioning inspections. In our air conditioning inspection, we check that these features are working properly

  • Thermostat

  • Circulating motor

  • Circulating blower blades

  • Condensate drains

  • Motor belts

  • Motor bearings

  • Air filters

  • Power connections

  • Evaporator temperature differential

  • Condenser coil

  • Refrigerant levels

  • Condenser motor

  • Fan blades

  • Electric connections

  • Contactor

  • Compressor amps

Spring is the perfect time to perform maintenance and get your HVAC system inspected! Use these tips to ensure your system is working properly all year long!

With ServiceOne, not only will you be getting the most out of your air conditioner, but you’ll also ensure optimal energy efficiency and an extended AC lifespan. To schedule an inspection or if you have any questions regarding our Omaha furnace services, visit our website today!

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