Preparation for Summer is Key

10 Ways to Prepare your Home for Summer

There are 10 simple ways for a professional to prepare your home for the summer weather. You can request an inspection from an HVAC technician who can check the furnace, air conditioning unit and air ducts in your home.

The technician can verify that there are no problems and quickly perform any necessary repairs, which will prevent any sudden inconveniences for your family.

You can use this checklist for summer preparations when you request an inspection from an HVAC technician:

  1. Inspect the air conditioning unit.
  2. Clean the evaporator coils.
  3. Clean the drain pan.
  4. Clean the drain hose.
  5. Clean the air ducts.
  6. Clean the vent covers.
  7. Clean the furnace.
  8. Replace the furnace filter.
  9. Inspect the electrical connections
  10. Check the accuracy of the temperature of the cold air.

Air Conditioning Units

The air conditioning unit should be inspected for damage to electrical connections and for refrigerant leaks. The unit may need to be recharged with refrigerant.

The temperature of the cold air should be checked for accuracy. There could be mildew and fungus on the evaporator coils and in the drain pan. The drain hose should be inspected and cleaned. Any obstructions could affect the proper operation of the unit.

Air Ducts

Dust can accumulate in the air ducts and will affect the quality of the air in your home. Your family could develop health conditions from dust mites and from bacteria in the air.

The air ducts and vent covers should be cleaned and inspected to verify that there are no obstructions, which would be a fire hazard. Condensation can cause problems from mildew. The unpleasant odors can be controlled and quickly eliminated.

Furnace

The furnace should be cleaned and inspected, which will prevent fire hazards. The furnace filter should be replaced. The electrical connections should be inspected.

The humidifier should be cleaned and inspected. Gas lines should be checked. The pilot light should be extinguished if the furnace will not be used for several months.

Summer Preparations

Dust can accumulate in tiny places and present a fire hazard. Your family will be prepared to safely enjoy the summer weather after the furnace, air ducts and air conditioning unit have been cleaned and inspected.

Your home will have better air quality after the services. An HVAC technician can quickly perform the inspections and offer suggestions about your heating and cooling systems.

Don’t let your A/C suck the fun out of summer. Call TDH Mechanical Inc at (630) 406-9082 for greener HVAC services in the Chicago area!

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