Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning
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Spring is here, but it won’t be long until the hot and humid summer months are upon us in Gaithersburg, MD. Homeowners and business owners alike are getting ready for the season by preparing their HVAC systems to ensure they are running at peak efficiency.
Without proper maintenance and preparation, your HVAC system may struggle to keep up with the high demand of the summer months, leading to discomfort and even system failure.
Continue reading as Presidential Heating and Air Conditioning in Gaithersburg, MD, provides essential tips for seasonal HVAC preparation to help you keep cool so you can enjoy a comfortable summer.
Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, these tips will help you maintain your HVAC system and ensure it is ready to perform when needed.
Schedule a Professional HVAC Tune-Up
The first step in preparing your HVAC system for summer is to schedule a professional tune-up. A qualified technician will inspect and clean your equipment, check for wear and tear, any damages or malfunctions, and will ensure your system runs efficiently.
You avoid costly breakdowns and repairs by catching and addressing problems early. Regular tune-ups also extend the lifespan of your HVAC system and reduce your overall energy costs.
Check and Replace Air Filters
Dirty air filters obstruct airflow and reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system, leading to inadequate cooling and higher energy bills.
That’s why it’s essential to check and replace or clean your air filters regularly, especially before the start of summer. Spring brings the addition of pollen which is carried into our home through open windows and doors and even your clothing. When the fan on your HVAC system is running, this pollen is pushed through your system and trapped by your air filters. So it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning or replacement but a more frequent schedule may be necessary if it has been a heavy pollen season, you have allergies or pets.
Seal Leaks and Insulate
If your home has leaks or inadequate insulation, you are losing cool air and letting hot air in, forcing your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to.
Check for drafts around windows and doors. If you detect air seeping in, you can apply caulking or weatherstripping purchased from your local hardware store. Doors and windows and adding additional insulation to your attic will trap hot air in the attic, helping to keep the rest of your home cool. These measures reduce your energy bills and improve your home’s overall comfort.
Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat is a game-changer for your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. Not only can you control your HVAC system remotely, but you can also program your thermostat to adjust the temperature based on your schedule and preferences.
This means you enjoy a comfortable home without wasting energy and money on cooling an empty space. Overall, a smart thermostat pays for itself in energy savings.
Consider Upgrading Your HVAC System
If your HVAC system is older than 10 years, it’s time to investigate upgrading to a newer model. Due to advancements, today’s systems are more energy-efficient, quieter, and more effective at cooling your home than their predecessors. While an upgrade does come with upfront costs, the savings in energy costs and improved performance make it a worthwhile decision.
A Presidential Advantage Maintenance Plan
With an exclusive HVAC maintenance plan, members receive a 25-point heating inspecting and tune-up and a 23-point cooling inspection and tune-up. The comprehensive inspections cover your HVAC system, including the furnace, air conditioner, and ductwork. This VIP service not only ensures that your HVAC system runs at peak efficiency, saving you money on energy bills and extending your system’s lifespan, but also gives you preferential scheduling and discounts on labor and parts.
Maintenance performed prior to the start of the cooling and heating seasons can prevent minor issues from turning into significant problems, which can be stressful and costly. Instead, you can feel confident that your HVAC system is well cared for with our team of trained professionals, who will catch and address any issues before they escalate.
Preparing your home’s HVAC system for summer is essential to staying cool and comfortable during the year’s hottest months. By scheduling a tune-up, replacing or cleaning air filters, sealing and insulating cracks, and upgrading to a smart thermostat, you ensure optimal performance, energy efficiency, and comfort from your HVAC system.
Before you start feeling the heat, prepare your HVAC system for the season. Schedule your online appointment with Presidential Heating and Air Conditioning today and enjoy a cool, comfortable summer in your Gaithersburg home.