Though Reading, PA, is still hot in August, the end of summer is approaching quickly. There are several HVAC maintenance tasks that you should think about doing now. Providing your HVAC system with the maintenance it needs is the key to making sure your temperature-control equipment continues to function optimally.
Maintenance for Your Cooling System
Your AC system’s air filter will get very dirty during the summer months, particularly if your air conditioner has been on throughout most of the day. Airborne dust, allergens, and other particles get trapped in the air filter, and this can contribute to poor air quality throughout your home. August is an excellent time to change your air filter.
It’s also likely that all sorts of debris have collected on the coils of your outside condenser unit throughout the warmer months. When dirt and grime build up on your condenser coils, your AC system may not work properly. The dirt impedes the exchange of heat between the refrigerant that flows through the coils and the air that’s blown over the coils. Cleaning your condenser coils will help your air conditioning system work more efficiently.
Take a moment to inspect the wiring components of your AC system, too. If you hear any kind of buzzing or crackling sound, it’s wise to make a service appointment with an experienced HVAC technician. The same is true if you smell an unfamiliar odor coming from any of the motors that power your system’s fans.
Maintenance for Your Heating System
When temperatures are warm and muggy, it’s hard to imagine that colder days are right around the corner. Nevertheless, August is the ideal time to do some furnace maintenance. Gas furnaces also rely on air filters, and your furnace will function most efficiently when these filters are clean. You’ll also want to make sure that your thermostat is functioning properly. In fact, if you’ve been thinking of upgrading your thermostat, August may be the perfect time to do it.
Comfort Pro, Inc. has been providing high-quality HVAC maintenance services to residential and commercial customers since 2001. We also provide repairs, installations, and duct cleaning. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a service appointment.