July is one of the most important months of the year when it comes to your home’s HVAC system. This is particularly true in Texas when the summer heat really becomes a problem. There is nothing worse than trying to deal with July Texas temperatures without a powerful air conditioner.
Here at Texas Pride Heating & Air, we want you to be as cool and comfortable as possible this summer, so here are some July-specific HVAC maintenance tips that will help keep your system up and running all summer long.
- Make sure to change out your filters (between everyone and three months—depending on the filter). This is the easiest way to prevent malfunction.
- Inspect all of your vents, registers and return air grilles to make sure they are not blocked or shut—they should never be blocked. It will make your system have to work much harder to cool your space.
- Move all rugs, carpets and furniture away from your air vents to allow for proper circulation.
- Inspect your outdoor equipment and brush away debris and grass clippings from your outdoor unit. These things can clog the unit. You should also make sure that there are no plants growing into or on the unit.
- Locate your system’s cooling drip pan and condensate drain lines for clogs. Look for mold or algae growth that can prevent the cooling system from working—or even water damage.
- If you have backed up water in the drip pan, then clean it out with a wet-vac.
- Plan ahead for the cold season. You should always have two annual maintenance checkups for your system before the primary heating season and the primary cooling season, to help make sure your HVAC is working properly.
Little tips like this can go a long way in keeping your HVAC system healthy and up and running as it should be.
If you have more questions about how you can maintain your home’s HVAC system, contact the experts here at Texas Pride Heating & Air. We can help make sure that your HVAC system is up and running in the way it should be so you don’t have to worry about any surprise malfunctions right when you need your system the most.