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Minimize Strain on Your HVAC System this Summer

With summer about to make it’s entrance to our region, let’s talk about ways to minimize strain on your HVAC system when the temperatures become stifling. Your HVAC system works overtime to keep your home cool when the heat ramps up. To ensure it operates efficiently, utilize the tips outlined in this blog post to guarantee your indoor comfort all season long.


WHY IT MATTERS: Just like a car needs a tune-up, your HVAC system benefits from routine annual maintenance. This ensures all components are clean, lubricated, and working efficiently. To make maintenance easier for our customers and to make it an even greater value, we offer our A+ Club Maintenance Membership. When you join, you’ll receive both heating and cooling maintenance inspections and tune-ups regularly. You’ll receive special perks: discounted repairs, discounted diagnostic fees, and priority service so you can jump to the front of the queue.

ACTION STEP: Schedule a professional HVAC maintenance before the summer heat hits and review our A+ Club Maintenance Membership. This proactive approach can catch potential issues early. It can also help save you from costly repairs down the road.


WHY IT MATTERS: A programmable thermostat allows you to schedule different temperatures for various times of the day. This will optimize your energy usage, reducing strain on your system.

ACTION STEP: Invest in a programmable thermostat and set it to raise the temperature when you’re away from home or asleep. Even a few degrees can make a significant difference in energy consumption.


WHY IT MATTERS: A dirty air filter restricts airflow, forcing your HVAC system to work harder to cool your home. Regular filter replacements can improve efficiency and indoor air quality.

ACTION STEP: Check your air filter monthly and replace it, as needed. The type of filter you have will determine how often it should be replaced. This simple task can extend the lifespan of your HVAC system and improve its overall performance.


WHY IT MATTERS: Cleaning the air filters every 2‐4 weeks optimizes the performance of your system. Filters are quick and easy to clean and cleaning frequency depends on the conditions of use.

ACTION STEP: If you have a ductless mini-split system, it’s recommended to check the filters at least once a month and replace them as needed. In some cases, filters may need to be replaced more frequently, especially if you have pets, allergies, or live in a geographical location that is dusty.


WHY IT MATTERS: Gaps or leaks in doors, windows, and ductwork allow cool air to escape and hot air to enter. When this happens, your HVAC system is forced to compensate for this, causing it to have to work harder than it should.

ACTION STEP: Inspect all of your doors, windows, and ductwork for any gaps or leaks. Use weather stripping, caulking, or duct sealant to seal these areas and keep the cool air inside where it belongs.


Taking proactive steps to minimize strain on your HVAC system will improve it’s efficiency and extend the overall lifespan. This will save you money in the long run. From regular maintenance to simple DIY tasks, these tips can help you stay cool and comfortable all summer- while also reducing energy costs.

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