Summer in Maryland means one thing: lots of humidity. The humidity in the air makes it feel like it is much hotter outside than what the thermometer says. That probably means that your HVAC unit will be working extra hard to cope. Here’s how you can take care of your HVAC this summer.
Change the Filter
The more you need to use your HVAC, the faster the air filters will fill up. Full air filters can quickly become clogged, and are so choked with dust that they don’t actually do anything to improve your home’s air quality. Indoor air quality is important for both homes and businesses, so be sure you check the filters often. Under normal circumstances, you’d only need to change the filters once every three months. But the summer demands more of your HVAC and its filters.
Open Your Vents
Next, open your HVAC vents. If the vents are closed, that will restrict the necessary airflow to get the cool air circulating. If you leave the vents closed for too long, then the HVAC could be running for days on end without any cooling for you or it, meaning that the unit runs the risk of overheating.
Maintain External Units
When it is unbearably hot outside, going outside doesn’t sound all that appealing. But you need to go outside to take care of your HVAC unit and its external components. Make sure you clean up grass, twigs, and dirt that collect around the outdoor unit.
Unclog Drain Lines
Then, you’ll want to take a look at the drain lines. Make sure you turn off the power supply to avoid getting shocked while your hands are wet. Once that’s done, get rid of any clogs you see to help keep the water from pooling. All you need to clean the drain lines is some soap and a wet vac.
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