Tips For Air Conditioning This Summer

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Maintaining Your HVAC System: Top Tips for Homeowners

The HVAC system in your house is incredibly important and it keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, your HVAC system also helps to keep your home in good shape by not allowing moisture and heat to damage your walls. Cold can also cause serious foundational issues inside your home, so it needs to be kept at bay.

While you may have the best intentions when it comes to maintain your HVAC system it isn’t always something you can do on your own. Chances are you really don’t even know what an HVAC system really needs if you’re like the average homeowner.

Use this guide to help you learn more about maintaining your HVAC system properly.

Get a Maintenance Plan

Your HVAC system probably doesn’t have many problems, but even a high quality ducted air conditioning system can be problematic from time to time. To make sure you don’t end up without air in the middle of the summer or stuck in the cold in the winter, you should sign up for a maintenance plan with a reputable company in your area. 

When you get a maintenance plan you’ll be able to have somebody come to your home to make sure the system is working properly. Most maintenance plans will have a technician come to your home before summer and winter since those are the heavy HVAC use systems. 

You’ll also be able to get problems fixed quickly if they do come up. That means not having to go without heat and air throughout the year.

Use Your HVAC System Often

There are certain times of year that you may not need your HVAC system to be comfortable. Generally, these times occur when you can just open the windows and let the cool air in – like in the spring. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use your HVAC system at all.

First, you’ll have a higher air quality inside your home if you use your HVAC system from time to time since it filters air properly. You’ll also be able to make sure that your HVAC system doesn’t have any serious problems.

If you don’t run it frequently it could develop some basic issues that you might have to pay to fix. Keep your HVAC system in use and it will perform better throughout the year. 

(This was a sponsored post for which I was compensated.)


  1. Ours is over 20 years old. Hope it hangs on.

  2. Too cold for AC here yet, Brenda, but I can't wait until that day! I miss the hot weather!

  3. My biggest recurring nightmare in the summer is that one of our ac units crap out.

  4. For five years I hoped that the central air and heat unit would survive. It was so cold in the winter and hot in the summer. I had just moved to the house and thought it would always be like that. The unit stopped two years ago. It has been worth all the cost to be comfortable. There is a warrantee and I have been so relieved of worry about it.

  5. It is so important to make sure that you are performing regular maintenance on your air conditioner. After all, they don't last forever. As you mentioned, though your air conditioner may not have any issues right now, it may develop some serious problems as time goes on if you don't take care of it properly. Additionally, you will be able to notices issues more that you may have missed before cleaning your system.

  6. It is true that I don't really need my HVAC system all year long. In my area, when the sun goes down, the air conditioning can come down as I open the windows for the night. Doing this allows me to wait until later in the day before I need to turn the air conditioning on.

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  8. You're absolutely right about conducting regular maintenance. I've had ducted air conditioning, which is an excellent system. Even so, as you suggest, you've got to maintain it regularly or you'll risk not having heat or cool air when you need it most. It's worth the cost to have maintenance done, that's for sure. Great advice in this article--thanks.

  9. I absolutely love how you say you can even try opening your windows at night and turn off your air conditioning in the last section! It's true that the temperatures go down at night and is usually pretty comfortable with being out in the nighttime air. Saving energy this way for the summer nights is a genius idea that most people don't realize! We're going to try this this month and see what our energy bill is compared to other months of using air conditioning. Thanks so much!

  10. The tip that mentioned about creating a maintenance plan for an air conditioner sure sounds helpful. Especially when it comes to doing it yourself which in my case is something quite challenging for me. Mainly because of there's so much to learn about each parts within the unit.

  11. This is a great article. It gave me a lot of useful information. thank you very much. hvac preventive maintenance


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