We don’t have to tell you that summer in Atlanta, Georgia is brutal; our HVAC systems are constantly running. However, did you know that there are a few things you can do to ensure that your air conditioning is performing at its best to give you the best efficiency possible? Today, we’ll chat about some HVAC tips to help you get the most out of your system this summer. Let’s dive right in.

5 Ways You Can Help Your HVAC System Perform Well This Summer:

#1: Keep That HVAC Air Filter Clean

We say this many times on our blog, but we do so because it’s extremely important. A dirty, clogged up air filter will not only restrict airflow through your system but also contribute to poor air quality within your home. Changing your air filter at least every six months is recommended – change yours more often if you have moisture problems or pets in your home.

Learn More: Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

#2: Seal Air Leaks Around Your Home

Air leaks will cause your unit to run more than it needs to. By sealing air leaks, you’re not only reducing the workload on your unit but you’re also going to be lowering your electricity bill. It’s in your best interest to have your home evaluated by a professional and audited for air leaks.

#3: Keep Your HVAC Outdoor Unit Clean

The unit outside is responsible for transferring heat from the cooling process to outside your home. Keeping the space around this unit clear of debris, plants, and other things that could hinder heat exchange will keep your unit from having to overwork. Overheating in this unit can cause serious issues, so take lawn care around this area seriously.

#4: Get Your HVAC System Serviced Regularly

A certified professional, like our technicians at Quality Air Experts, can service your entire system. It’s best to do this either at the beginning of the summer or at the end of the summer in preparation for next year. Having a regular service call also means that early problems can be caught and resolved before they become serious.

#5: Consider Awnings, Shades, and Trees

Sometimes, the best course of action is just to block the sun entirely. We’re all familiar with the greenhouse effect, and, whether you like it or not, it’s having an effect on your system’s efficiency. Luckily, it can easily be combated by planting shade trees, adding shades and awnings to your windows, and more.

Remember, all of these tips work together to make your summer more enjoyable – both physically and financially! Take the time to care for your system, and it’ll keep you cool for years to come!

Ready to Schedule Your Summer Maintenance?

It’s that time of year again! Don’t forget to schedule your summer maintenance for your HVAC systems. Contact the HVAC experts right here in Atlanta at Quality Air Experts today! Or, if your AC unit is circling the drain, we can chat with you about your replacement options. Don’t suffer this summer, contact us today.