As we move into August, it’s a good time to focus on the air quality in your home. Here are a few tasks you can do this month to keep your AC/heating system running smoothly:
- Replace your air filter. It’s important to change your air filter regularly to keep your system running efficiently and to maintain good indoor air quality. Depending on your system and the conditions in your home, you may need to change your filter every month or every few months. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations and replace the filter as needed.
- Check your AC/heating unit’s filters and replace them if necessary. Dirty filters can reduce the efficiency of your system and affect the indoor air quality of your home.
- Check and clean your AC/heating unit’s outdoor condenser unit. The outdoor unit contains the condenser coil, which helps dissipate heat from the refrigerant. It’s important to keep this unit clean to ensure that it’s working efficiently. Remove any debris that may be blocking the airflow, and check for any visible signs of wear or damage.
- Check the thermostat and make sure it is set to the correct temperature. It’s easy to forget to adjust the thermostat after adjusting it for the summer, so take a moment to check it and make sure it’s set to your desired temperature.
By taking care of these tasks in August, you can help ensure that your AC/heating system is running efficiently and that the indoor air quality of your home is good. Don’t forget to also check the rest of your home’s maintenance schedule.