Summer temperatures in the south can be brutal, with high humidity and scorching heat. As an HVAC company, we know how important it is to prepare your home for the summer months. Here are some tips to keep your home cool and comfortable during summer.
Schedule a Maintenance Check-Up
While we believe the best maintenance is routine (and not necessarily pre-season) if it’s been more than six months since a check-up then it’s time to schedule one! A professional technician can inspect and clean your system, ensuring it functions efficiently. They can also identify any potential issues before they become major problems.
Replace Air Filters
Replacing your air filters is essential to maintaining good air quality and efficient airflow. Dirty filters can cause your system to work harder, leading to higher energy bills and decreased performance. Check your filters every month and replace them as needed.
Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks in your home can let cool air out and hot air in, making your HVAC system work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. Seal up any gaps, cracks, or holes around doors, windows, and other areas where air can escape.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can help circulate air and make you feel cooler. Make sure your fan is rotating counter-clockwise to push cool air down. This can help reduce the workload on your AC system and save energy.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature in your home based on your schedule. You can set it to turn off when you’re away or asleep, and turn on before you return or wake up. This can help save energy and money on your utility bills. We recommended no more than 2-3 degrees between your “home” and “away” setting.
If your HVAC system is old or inefficient, consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model. This can help you save money in the long run and keep your home comfortable all summer long. We advise to PLAN the replacement of a system instead of waiting until it breaks. Systems break most often under demand. Which means many other homeowners are experiencing this at the same time. When you plan the replacement you better control the situation which will mean less time being without heating or cooling. The best time to make a planned replacement in Clarksville, TN is between September and March.
By following these tips, you can prepare your home for the summer heat and keep your HVAC system running smoothly. If you need any assistance or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts. Stay cool!
Baggett Heating & Cooling has proudly served the Clarksville/Montgomery County area for over 40 years. We specialize in residential heating and cooling repair and installation and are proud to be the Clarksville area’s on-call HVAC experts. Contact us by phone, text, or email.