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5 Tips to Reduce HVAC Use During the Summer

Published: May 14, 2021

Those hot summer days in Alabama are quickly approaching and residents should start to consider taking steps to minimize the strain on their HVAC systems. To help you become better prepared, here are some tips to ensure your HVAC system is ready to withstand that southern heat!

Install Smart Thermostats

Using motion sensors and taking into consideration local temperatures, a smart thermostat can intelligently control an air conditioner’s activity.  The US Department of Energy reports that optimizing activity not only increases your HVAC’s efficiency but also saves you up to 10% on the cost of your heating and cooling.

Buy New Air Filters

Safety reasons alone should encourage residents to regularly replace their air filters. However, it minimizes the strain on your HVAC as well. Filters with built up debris cause slow air flow which result in parts not functioning correctly or even worse, breaking.

Hire Maintenance Professionals

Hiring professionals with an expertise in HVAC care can increase your chances of having efficient air conditioning throughout your residence. Experts can make improvements such as enhancing insulators or sealing air ducts to enhance heating and cooling. Service Tech, Inc. provides 24 hours a day seven days a week quality professional service to cater to your needs.

Eliminate and Reduce Heat Sources

An excessive amount of heat sources within your home play a large role in the stress to your HVAC system. There are simple actions you can do to reduce heat such as closing blinds, replacing incandescent bulbs with LED lights, adding thermal curtains, or unplugging electronics when they are not in use. Something as simple as grilling out on a hot summer day instead of using your microwave or oven can contribute to reducing heat as well.

Have a Proficient Environment Around Your HVAC

HVAC systems should be located in an environment where they will prosper. Having a shady tree or tall grass around your HVAC can protect it from direct sunlight and reduce stress. Concrete pads for the system to sit on will prevent sinking and keep your unit level and dry from any puddles that may accumulate around it.

Minimizing the strain on your HVAC system during the summer can be obtainable by following these tips. Taking action by reducing heat sources, renewing air filters, or hiring expert assistance can make all the difference. Visit Service Tech, Inc.’s home page to learn more about the services offered.

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