The last thing you want during the summer is a problem with your AC system in your Bath, Pennsylvania, home. Make sure you’re proactive to prevent a midsummer meltdown of your air conditioner.

Preventive Maintenance

Your first line of defense against a midsummer meltdown is being proactive instead of reactive. Schedule a preventive maintenance tuneup before summer hits. Your contractor will inspect your HVAC unit to make sure all the coils are clean, check the filters, and look to see that everything is running efficiently. This tuneup will keep your unit running efficiently all summer. Your contractor will also be able to spot developing problems with your unit as well.

Lighten The Load

Your HVAC system has a big job to do in the summer. Take some of the burden off by implementing natural ways to keep the heat down in your home. Keep the blinds drawn during the day to keep out the sun. Set your programmable thermostat to use less AC at night when it’s cooler or when you’re away. Use ceiling fans when you’re in the room. Limit hot showers, and cook outside when possible. When you restrict the heat in your home, you give your air conditioner a much-needed break. 

Change The Air Filters

Your filters are an important part of your HVAC system. When the filters get clogged, your HVAC system has to work harder to push air through to your home. Check your air filters at least once a month and change them or clean them when they start to get dirty. Clogged air filters are a big cause of HVAC breakdowns during the summer. Even if dirty air filters don’t cause a meltdown with your air conditioner, it could cause spiked utility bills, dirty air ducts, and poor indoor air quality.

If you haven’t scheduled your HVAC tuneup, now is the time to do that. Contact Sullivan Oil & Propane at (610) 810-3992 to speak to an experienced professional today. 

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