The hot summer season is quickly approaching. Ensure your home is ready to combat the high temperatures with the right equipment. Two items that can help provide comfort in the summer include a properly working air conditioner and a helpful humidifier. Here’s how these two items can help.
Projected Temperatures for the Summer
If you like the hot weather, you will enjoy the summer heat projected for the upcoming season. In fact, the Farmers’ Almanac has titled the upcoming summer “Summer Sizzler.” The weather conditions in the northeast are projected to be a “scorching dry” variety, meaning your AC will see a lot of use this summer. If you have an air conditioner, you want to make sure this HVAC system is ready to go at a moment’s notice. That’s why AC maintenance is vital.
Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips
Before the summer, you want to ensure your air conditioner is working properly. Air conditioning maintenance can offer the safeguards you desire to know that when you turn on your air conditioner, it will work as intended. Here are some AC maintenance tips and ways you can prepare your air conditioner for the summer:
- Schedule an annual air conditioner tune-up with your preferred HVAC professional before summer to prepare your AC for the peak cooling season.
- Change the AC air filter.
- Clean dirt and debris from the return air ducts
- Make sure the AC pipe insulation is in good condition.
- Make sure the ductwork is in good condition.
- Look for any damaged wiring and have an HVAC professional perform repairs.
- Clean the outside compressor and condenser coils.
Many of these maintenance steps will be performed by HVAC professionals during annual AC tune-ups.
Benefits of a Humidifier for the Summer
In addition to using an air conditioner to keep your house cool this summer, you may also want to add to the comfort level by using a humidifier. A humidifier puts moisture back in the air that the air conditioner removes. Moisture in the air helps to keep your home environment fresh and clean. When you have the right amount of moisture in the air, you’ll also find this helpful component combats sinus issues and dry, itchy skin and eyes—the combination of an air conditioner and humidifier results in a comfortable indoor environment for the summer season.
Make sure your house is ready for the heat of the summer! Let Air Design help you with your cooling and dry air-reducing needs by maintaining your air conditioner and exploring the various humidifier options available for your home.