With summer upon us, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep our homes cool and comfortable without breaking the bank.
Are some of YOUR habits unknowingly putting a strain on your system? Let’s look at the top five HVAC habits to avoid this summer:
1. Ignoring regular filter changes:
HVAC filters need regular changing to ensure optimal performance. Not doing so can lead to reduced efficiency and potential damage to your system. As a rule of thumb, replace your filter every 30-90 days, depending on your system and usage. (Plus factors like whether you have pets!)
2. Constantly adjusting the thermostat:
Frequently changing the thermostat settings can cause your HVAC system to work harder than necessary, leading to higher energy bills. Instead, try setting a comfortable temperature that suits your lifestyle and sticking to it.
3. Closing vents in unused rooms:
It’s a common misconception that closing vents in unused rooms saves energy. This habit can throw your system’s airflow off, causing it to work harder and possibly resulting in costly repairs. It’s best to keep all vents open for consistent cooling throughout your home.
4. Blocking outdoor units:
While it might be tempting to hide your outdoor unit behind shrubbery or other types of decoration, doing so can restrict airflow and reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency. Keep the area around your unit clear for optimal performance.
5. Skipping professional maintenance:
Perhaps the most costly habit is neglecting professional maintenance. Regular professional check-ups help identify minor issues before they turn into major problems!
Signing up for our Comfort Club maintenance program can be a great solution to avoid this mistake. By scheduling regular inspections, you can ensure your HVAC system is always in top shape, ready to keep your home cool all summer long. You get 2 tune-ups a year, priority service, and a 20% discount on ALL repairs, providing peace of mind and additional savings!
Avoiding these five habits this summer can help you stay cool without putting unnecessary strain on your HVAC system. Now you can optimize your home’s comfort and efficiency, all while saving money! If you need service, you can trust Air Repair Pros! Book an appointment online or give us a call at 469-333-2474. Oh, and don’t forget to visit our Specials page of our website to view this month’s offers.