Your HVAC system is vital in keeping your home cooler during the hotter months of the year. The hot weather may affect the efficiency of your HVAC system. Here are four ways to keep your Easly, SC, HVAC system running efficiently this summer.

1. Schedule Preventive Maintenance

Regular maintenance ensures that your system is at its peak performance. Schedule at least one maintenance appointment per year to promote the efficiency of your system. One of the maintenance measures includes doing an AC tune-up.

2. Use Your Thermostat Efficiently

A programmable thermostat has learning features that keep your home warmer while you are away and returns it to its cooler level while you are at home. This helps your HVAC unit run more efficiently and saves on energy costs.

3. Replace the Air Filters

Air filters prevent dust and particles from entering your indoor air. You need to clean or replace your air filters at least quarterly or more frequently, as needed. Upgrading to air filters with a higher MERV value will help filter even the smaller particles in the air, improve the efficiency of your system and improve your indoor air quality. Make sure you use the air filter MERV level recommended by your HVAC manufacturer.

4. Seal Leaks

Leaky ductwork wastes a lot of energy while cooling your home and reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system. High energy bills, some rooms getting colder than others or dust on vents are some of the signs that your ducts are leaking. HVAC professionals can conduct pressure tests to find leaks and then reseal them to improve the efficiency of your system.

Protect your unit from direct sunlight and debris since they can lower the efficiency of your system. Ensure that you do not place your condenser unit below trees or close to shrubs that can inhibit the release of heat or prevent proper ventilation.

Palmetto Heating and Air, LLC offers professional heating, furnace and AC repair and replacement services. We are reliable, honest, and knowledgeable about all HVAC services. Contact Palmetto Heating and Air, LLC today for all your HVAC solutions.

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