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Summer is Officially Here Prepare Your Home’s HVAC System for the Hot Weather


Even though the warmer weather has been rolling in for a while, the official start to summer is here. Temperatures will remain pretty warm for the next few months, so it is crucial that you ensure your home’s HVAC system is working properly and will be able to keep you cool when needed.

Being proactive about your HVAC system for the warmer months will help you in the long run, improving efficiency, comfort and energy consumption. Keep reading for tips on how to prepare your system for summertime:


Steps to Take at Home

Test the Air Conditioner – A good rule to follow is to test your HVAC system before the summer heat wave arrives. When you turn it on, let it run for a while to ensure it is cooling effectively. Listen for noises and spot odors or weak airflow. 

Clean or Replace Dirty Air Filters – Clean filters allow for better airflow, promote healthier indoor air quality, and prevent strain on the HVAC system. It is recommended to replace the filters a couple of times a year or as recommended by your system’s manufacturer.

Remove Debris Around the Outdoor Units – Ensure your outdoor units are clear of debris, vegetation, and any other obstructions. A clear area enables proper ventilation and prevents the system from overheating.

Adjust Your Thermostat – Consider setting your thermostat settings for summer by setting the temperature a few degrees higher than usual to save energy.

Check the Insulation of Your Attic and Crawl Space – While being spaces that don’t have much occupancy, properly insulated attics and crawlspaces can help regulate the temperature in your home, prevent heat transfer from outside, and reduce the load on your HVAC system.


Beyond the House: Call an Expert

After completing all the steps mentioned above, if you still see issues with your HVAC system, call a qualified technician to perform a system inspection and ensure it is working properly. At E. Smith, our NATE Certified technicians can identify any issues or potential problems and ensure that your system is functioning optimally.

Outside of our maintenance support, we can also provide the latest technologies to help you save, such as smart thermostats and new HVAC systems.

Contact our experts at E. Smith today to schedule an appointment and get ready to enjoy the hot summer days.

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