5 Tips To Prepare Your A/C For A Summer Vacation

Summer is getting closer! While the thought can be very exciting for vacation and getaways, you have to make necessary preparations for the season. Do not forget about your air conditioner. They play a vital role in keeping you cool these warm months.

Here are expert tips on how to get your A/C ready for summer vacation.

  1. Replace Your Air Filters

Before it gets so dirty, change your filters as early as today. Preparing your air conditioner for summer requires you to check your filters. Contact your HVAC contractor for a thorough inspection. Before the heat season strikes, make sure the filters are clean and free of any blockage.

  1. Set Your Thermostat

Getting ready for your summer getaway with family or friends? Heads up and adjust your thermostat before leaving home! Raise the thermostat at six degrees in maximum to keep your home at a standard cooling temperature. You can save up to 30% of your cooling bills while getting the most of your vacation.

  1. Keep Your Vents Open

Stop your habit of keeping your supply vents closed! Forget it this summer. Two or three days before you leave, open them to allow fresh air to enter the house. Keeping them close stresses your HVAC system. Closed vents can have a negative impact on your system. So, correct these problems so you have a greater peace of mind while you are on vacation.

  1. Clear the Outdoor Unit From Debris

Your outdoor unit is a big deal if you want the best for your cooling unit. Remove leaves, dirt, dust, bushes and other debris on your exterior unit to allow proper air flow. If it is clogged, it restrains the system from performing to its optimal operation. Do this at least a week prior to your vacation.

  1. Call Professionals for Inspection and Maintenance

The last but not least is to call the professionals for a checkup and maintenance. Experts know best when dealing with your air conditioners. So, trust their expertise to keep your A/C running at its maximum performance. With their help, you can enjoy your vacation completely. They will keep your home safe and comfortable all day long.

Are you planning an out-of-town vacation this summer? No worries! Maddox Residential and Commercial Services is your HVAC partner for this season. We offer complete inspection and maintenance of your system for your peace of mind. Call us before your vacation!

5 Reasons to Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance This Spring

Your HVAC system could be one of your biggest investments next to your home or car. One way to keep it at its best performance is scheduling a regular system maintenance. If you skip HVAC maintenance especially this springtime, you will miss out on these services below.

  1. Tune Up

Though it seems like your heating and cooling system is running well, scheduling a tune-up service with your HVAC provider is necessary. Do it at least twice a year to see if something is wrong with your system and prevent future mechanical breakdowns. Getting a preventive maintenance will keep your system running efficiently especially this spring season. Keep updated on the status of your system by contacting your reliable HVAC contractor.

  1. Insulation Checkup

Have you had your insulation checked for the summer months? When heat strikes your home, your A/C needs to perform better than it did last winter. What insulation does is to keep warm air out and cold air in, allowing your air conditioner to perform at its best. Seal any cracks or leaks where air can possibly get in. Or best, call your HVAC technician to fix your insulation or add extra if needed.

  1. Duct Cleaning

One component of HVAC maintenance is air duct cleaning. Some of the common reasons you need your duct cleaned is to prevent mold growth, improve airflow, and eliminate dust and debris. The air your breathe flows through those ducts so you need to keep your ducts clean at all times. Your HVAC contractor can do it for you.

  1. Air Quality Testing

Most of us spend more time indoor than outdoor so we want to make sure that the air we breathe is clean and healthy. Poor air quality can result in illnesses like flu, skin rashes and headaches. To avoid these things from happening, you should have your indoor air tested by professionals as part of your HVAC preventive maintenance.

  1. Thermostat Upgrade

Maintaining your heating and cooling system sometimes requires a thermostat upgrade. Why? Using a traditional or manually operated thermostat may not work effectively for your energy-saving goals. You can ask your HVAC contractor about the best thermostat suitable to your home needs.

Plan your HVAC maintenance to make the most of your system. Call us at Maddox Residential and Commercial Services for your needs. Our HVAC maintenance package includes all these services.