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5 Tips to Prevent Strain on Your HVAC Unit This Summer

July 25, 2022 | Blog

When it comes to Pasadena summers, we all know that pool time is a great way to beat the heat. Air Tech of Pasadena also knows that the Texas heat requires a working air conditioner! Because even though beach days are great for cooling off, you need to stay cool at home, too.

So, how can homeowners ensure ‌their HVAC system can withstand the summer heat? The best way is by reducing unnecessary stress on your unit. With Air Tech of Pasadena’s tips and tune-ups, you can keep cool all summer long!

Air Conditioning Care for the Summer

By taking good care of their HVAC unit, homeowners can keep it running at its peak performance all year round! But what does “taking care” of your AC really mean?

Homeowners can take care of their unit by:

  • Getting an annual AC tune-up
  • Replacing and cleaning air conditioning filters regularly
  • Cleaning up the area around outdoor units
  • Giving the unit a rest
  • Upgrading to a smart thermostat

So, let’s take a closer look at these AC maintenance tips.

Get an Annual AC Tune-Up

One of the best ways to keep your air conditioner running is through an annual tune-up! When you call a professional HVAC company, you know that your cooling unit is in expert hands. The technician will make sure that every part of the unit is clean and working properly.

Clean Your Filters Regularly

An important part of air conditioner care is cleaning and replacing filters. When dust and debris collect in the filters, the unit has to work much harder to clean the air. This is why it’s so important to replace your filters every 6-8 weeks!

Cleaning and changing filters are the easiest part of AC care, so make sure to add it to your calendar!

Clear the Area Around the Unit

Another simple but necessary part of air conditioning maintenance is clearing the space around outdoor units. Plants, debris, weeds and roots can all block airflow, making it much harder for your AC to work efficiently. Keep the area around the unit clear to keep your system working well!

Let Your Unit Rest

For years, homeowners have wondered what the proper setting for their thermostat should be. Well, the U.S. Department of Energy suggests a comfortable 76℉ setting, but this may not work for everyone. The general rule is to keep your home’s temperature at an appropriate, consistent temperature while at home.

Then, while you’re away, raise the temperature by a few degrees to save on that next energy bill.

Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

With smartphones, smart doorbells and smartwatches all being commonplace, it isn’t surprising that a smart thermostat exists. And it isn’t just a gimmick, it really helps your AC work smarter!

A smart thermostat is programmable, meaning that you can set your home’s temperature schedule. This way, your home can have a customized temperature for your time at home, time away, and even nighttime! You can also get a thermostat with Bluetooth, remote or voice controls, so you’re always able to get that perfect temperature.

Professional AC Tune Up in Pasadena, TX

With all of these great HVAC prevention tips, are you considering a summer tune-up? Maybe you want to upgrade to a more energy-efficient unit with a smart thermostat. Then it’s time to call Air Tech of Pasadena!

For decades, Air Tech of Pasadena has provided top-quality HVAC services to the Pasadena area. We prioritize excellence and customer satisfaction throughout every aspect of our business because we always want to give homeowners our best. In fact, we have several guarantees for our services and products!

Call us today to schedule with our friendly staff!

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