What You Should Know About Your HVAC System in the Summer

In the Summertime, your HVAC system is going to be one of your most valuable assets. In order to stay comfortable and cool, especially in Middle Tennessee, it’s important that you keep your HVAC system in working condition. You should also have an understanding of the ways in which you can best care for it. Below are a few things you should know about your HVAC system during the summertime.

You’ll Be Using More Energy

The seasons you’ll be using the most energy in are winter and summer when the weather is at each of its extremes. Most of your energy costs from the year will come from these two seasons. You may be wondering how you can lessen your monthly bill as it starts rising. There are a number of things you can do that will improve your bill, and you can learn about them in our blog How to Save Money on Your AC Bill This Summer.

You Should Take Care of Maintenance Tasks Beforehand

If you know that your HVAC system is overdue for a new air filter, don’t wait to take care of it. Replacing an air filter is a relatively easy job and can significantly lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption, especially when it’s working extra hard during the summer. After springtime’s allergens, and especially if you have a pet in your household, you’re most likely due for an air filter replacement.

In addition to this maintenance job, don’t forget to clean up outside around your unit. Make sure the outdoor unit is free of leaves and other debris that could potentially interfere with how it’s working.

A Programmable Thermostat Can Make Things Easier

If you’re someone who is constantly messing with the thermostat during the summertime and wondering if there’s a better way… there is. A programmable thermostat can kick in when you’re at home and keep your house warmer when you’re away, making your HVAC system more energy efficient while saving you money in the process.

Have a Professional on Call Just in Case

You don’t want to run into problems with your HVAC system in the middle of summer, which is arguably one of the worst times this can happen. If this, unfortunately, does occur, you’ll want a trusted professional on hand to contact in order to get things up and running again. Hatton’s HVAC can be your go-to heating and air conditioning professional in Middle Tennessee, should the need for professional assistance and repairs arise.