Your air-conditioning is going to be working hard when the heat surges and the humidity increase inside your home. There are several strategies that you can undertake that will help reduce the hard work required of your HVAC system. High-quality AC service is always required to keep your equipment running perfectly and at the right time of the year.
Shade Your AC Unit
By planting a tree that provides great shade for your AC units outside, this will help reduce the temperature around your AC unit which will lower your energy bill. The AC unit will work a little less if it is cool.
You will need to be careful about the location of any tree or plant that is going to provide shade for your AC because you should not solve one problem by creating another where the tree or plant may have roots that may damage your property’s foundations.
To reduce your repair bills when your AC service is due, you can cook outside more often during the summer so that the temperatures are not increased dramatically inside your property, forcing your AC unit to work much harder.
While you can check the quality of the filters in your AC from time to time, a full AC service will include checking the ductwork of your HVAC system so that it remains clear and clean. Where the ducting becomes dirty or mold begins to grow inside because of high humidity in the area, the quality of the air inside your property will reduce and may become dangerous to those with respiratory problems.
By organizing your AC service to be performed at least before the start of summer and the beginning of the cooler period, you will be able to keep your system in good working order so that it is able to complete the tasks it is required to do.