To the uninitiated, HVAC might sound like an alien acronym with no discernible meaning. Like every acronym, there is a distinct meaning behind this one, and it’s important. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Yeah, it’s a long devil of a tongue twister, which is why there’s an acronym for it. Next time you hear HVAC, you’ll know exactly what it means, but that’s still not enough. If you own a home, you need to know the ins and outs of HVAC, including a detailed HVAC plan for Summer. Here’s what you need to know and what you should have on your Summer HVAC checklist!
The Rundown, What to Check Off of Your HVAC Summer Checklist
With Summer approaching, there’s going to be something fun to do for everyone, except your HVAC system. These systems are vital to your home and it’s important to take good care of them so that you get many years of reliable service out of them.
One of the first things you should check off of your HVAC maintenance list this Summer is to check the filter on your furnace. These filters collect all kinds of crud and dirt so it’s important to keep them relatively clean. If it looks dark and grimy and caked in crud, it’s time to change your filter.
Next on your list is checking your air conditioner for mold. Sounds exciting right? Well, it might not sound exciting but it sure is important! If your air conditioner is harboring a hostile colony of mold it can be detrimental to your health. Think about how A/C works, it blasts air throughout your home, and if that air is laced with mold spores, you and your family are breathing that which can lead to several serious health problems.
To check your A/C for mold, take a pipe cleaner and brush through the louvers of the vents. Normally you’ll pick up dirt, but if you see mold, you’ll need to have your A/C cleaned by a professional.
Finally, you should always have a preventative maintenance plan in place to have your HVAC system professionally serviced. HVAC systems are designed to run quietly if something starts sounding louder than usual, it could mean that there’s a problem with the component and you should call a professional heating and air conditioning service to have it checked out.
Heading to Your Summer Home, Give Your HVAC a Vacay
For those of you who are fortunate enough to have a second home to go to for Summer vacation, you should give the HVAC system at your primary residence a break. Leaving your HVAC system running at your main home while you’re away is wasteful in terms of energy and puts unnecessary strain on your system.
When to Call a Professional
If changing the filter on your furnace and freeing your A/C of mold sounds complicated, it’s okay, that’s what the pros at Beebe Heating & Air Conditioning are for! We’re trusted by the communities that we serve not only because we’re the best at what we do, but also because of our integrity, competitive pricing, attention to detail, and superior customer service.
Need HVAC services? Whether you need something repaired or installed, you know who to call, Beebe Heating & Air Conditioning!