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  • During different seasonal changes, we tend to keep up with the temperature in our homes. In warmer months, we love feeling the coolness of an AC. In colder months, being able to snuggle up and feel warmth is the best. In order to have our HVAC systems working during these different times, it is best to ensure that your system is working properly. In order to do that, we have some tips to make sure you can keep up with.

    Outdoor Maintenance

    Keeping The Outside Clean

    With your unit being outside, this exposes it to these elements. Due to its location soils and debris can pile up around it. Carefully remove any debris you notice around said unit. This way, your unit will run noticeably better with the cleaner space. If you are needing to deep clean your unit, give a professional a call.

    Check for Ice on HVAC

    If your unit is low on freon, it will blow warm air instead of cool air into your home. This is something that can also happen however if your unit’s compressor forms ice.  This formation is usually caused by a leak in the coolant line. However, a dirty filter can also be the cause. If the latter is the case, try and clean it or replace it. If that does not work or your coolant line is leaking, contact a professional.

    HVAC Solutions for Inside Your Home

    Keep Your Air Vents Clean

    Not only is keeping the surrounds of the unit clean but making sure that the air vents inside your home are clean is necessary. Vents being dirty can create issues with your HVAC unit’s performance as well as spreading pollutants throughout your home. We recommend using a vacuum cleaner to clean your air vents. Some situations require a deep and intensive clean. If your situation needs an intense clean, call your local technicians at Baer’s Heating & Cooling.


    Install a New Programmable Thermostat

    A new and innovative way to make sure your home’s HVAC system is working is by getting a programmable thermostat installed. These thermostats automatically adjust the temperature according to the time of day. This is beneficial as nights are usually cooler, so the automatic system increases the temperature to make your unit work more efficiently.  If you do not have one already make sure you contact your local professional to get one installed.

    Window Treatments and Curtains

    Curtains, blinds, and other window treatments can help your HVAC system reach the desired temperature faster. They also are a great way to lower your energy usage. Keeping your window treatments closed helps prevent heat transfer. If you don’t notice a difference, call a professional to do a proper check. The culprit could be your AC low on freon, and only a professional should deal with this issue.

    Using Appliances on Hot Days

    When you use your oven on hot summer days, your house tends to get very hot. This makes your HVAC system must work twice as hard. If you can, wait to use your oven either at night or on cooler days when the temperature is not so high. This will not only help your AC run more effectively but also is energy efficient. This also goes for other appliances that produce a ton of heat such as your dryers.


    Contact Your Local HVAC Professionals

    Baer’s Heating and Cooling is there to make sure that your HVAC unit is up to date. If you are having any issues with your air conditioning unit, feel free to give us a call or check out our website for more information on the services we provide.