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5 Tips To Keep Your HVAC Maintenance Going In The Summer


Don't Let Your Summer HVAC Melt And Breakdown

HVAC Maintenance Checklist In The Summer


With summer right around the corner, many Albertans are ready to dust off their air conditioning units both at home and in the office. We want to help you to get ready for a great season of warm weather and a cool, comfortable home or office.


To get the most out of the season and your air conditioning unit, make sure you complete these essential steps.


1. Professional Service Check Up


Did you know that it is recommended to have your cooling system professional serviced each spring? An HVAC preventive maintenance check-up alleviates wear and tear and can identify and potential start-up or performance issues (before the hottest day of the summer hits).


Even if you were eager and fired up your air conditioner already, it’s not too late! An early season check-up will still protect your system from damage and improve efficiency for the summer.


2. Check your Filter


During the months of high usage of your air conditioning unit, filters should be inspected monthly to make sure they do not become clogged with dirt, pollen or other debris.


3. Keep the Area Clear


Throughout the summer, inspect the exterior of your cooling unit to ensure nothing is blocking the airflow. We recommend trimming any vegetation, cleaning grass clippings and making sure outdoor furniture is never stored around your unit.


If it's a rooftop unit, proper maintenance and cleaning prevents costly breakdowns.


4. Inspect the Drip Pan


It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your cooling systems drip pan and condensate drain lines for clogs. If these components become full of mold or algae, condensation from the cooling process cannot exit your home or commercial building properly.


This can cause a lot of trouble. If this happens it can result in a cooling system malfunction, or a water back up potentially causing home damage.


5. Schedule your Thermostat


Modern thermostats now let you create temperature schedules to fit your lifestyle. You can adjust your thermostat to adapt to the times that your home in unoccupied.


This will save you money on your energy bill and help keep your energy use down.


TrueNorth Mechanical offer maintenance plans to commercial and industrial buildings. If you have any questions or concerns about your residential HVAC system do not hesitate to contact us at TrueNorth Mechanical. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and are here to help you get the most out of your cooling unit.