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5 Tips to Minimize The Strain On Your HVAC System Throughout The Summer

Keep Your AC Running Like A Champ With These Tips!

AC Repair, Air Conditioning Service, Guaranteed Service

As an experienced HVAC company, Guaranteed Service understands summer can be especially stressful for your air conditioning system. For example, when there is high humidity in the forecast, your unit can struggle even more to keep up with your demands. All this extra work your air conditioner does can put you at an increased risk of needing an AC repair down the road. While getting to know the “ins and outs” of all different kinds of cooling systems over the years, our technicians have learned exactly what you can do to minimize the strain! Explore this article for advice on how to reduce the stress on your unit to avoid any problems down the road.

1.) Keep interior doors open or closed based on your system

If you didn’t know it, you could help your HVAC unit by opening or closing interior doors depending on the type of system. For portable, window, and ductless heating and cooling systems, it is best to keep doors closed since they cool individual rooms. With central systems, leaving doors open can boost their efficiency because there are strategically placed ducts that allow the air to flow throughout the house. Identify which type of system you have and remember to leave the doors open or closed to keep your system working its best!

2.) Upgrade window insulation

When you have drafty or poorly insulated windows, the cool air filling your home can easily pour out while the humid outdoor air comes in. This can cause your system to work harder than it would otherwise need to because it will continuously struggle to regulate humidity levels. To fix this, search for any cracks or gaps and seal them with high-quality caulk. If your windows are very damaged or are old, a full replacement may be needed.

3.) Routinely change air filters

Air filters that are not replaced every few months can make your unit struggle and cause long-term negative effects. This is because the air filter can become clogged with dirt, dust, dander, and debris. When an HVAC system is backed up, you will notice a decline in air quality, lack of cool air, and higher energy bills. Luckily, Guaranteed Service can change your filter for you when you book your tune up appointment!

4.) Install an attic fan

Since heat rises, attics tend to trap hot air, which is a major reason why many cooling units often work harder than they need to. With an attic fan running, you can prevent outside hot air from leaking into the other parts of your home and reduce the amount of energy your HVAC system uses. This is an inexpensive option that our licensed technicians can install for you!

5.) Schedule regular maintenance with Guaranteed Service

An annual tune up (which includes a deep cleaning and inspection) for your cooling system is the best way to ensure your unit stays working at peak performance! Tune ups allow our professionals to catch any minor problems going on behind the scenes and apply preventative measures or conduct a repair before they turn into big ones. Without these checkups, you can face efficiency problems, or even a broken-down unit and no air conditioning when you need it most.

To find out how Guaranteed Service can assist with improving your air conditioning unit’s quality this summer, call (732) 412-1134.

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