How to prepare your HVAC system for a warmer than average summer
Spring is upon us here in the Denver Front Range! That means temperatures are going to start warming up and your air conditioning units are going to need to be in top shape this summer. According to the Farmers Almanac, the Denver area is going to be experiencing warmer than average temperatures this summer. You’re going to want your air conditioner doing its job and keeping your home cool. The earlier you have your HVAC system inspected and serviced the more prepared you’ll be for this warmer than average summer. Plus, if you have your HVAC system maintenance completed before or during spring you’ll beat the heat by beating the waitlist that starts building up during the summer months.
Like any properly functioning machine air conditioners need to be inspected and maintained periodically to avoid major costly failures of your HVAC system. When an HVAC technician comes to inspect your air conditioning system, they will bring a checklist with them to inspect, test, clean, and adjust your cooling equipment. By doing this, the HVAC technician is tuning-up your air conditioning system which in the short and long term will save energy, in turn saving you money. You should also be changing your air conditioning filter every few months to ensure it’s free of obstructions. Over time your HVAC system’s components will wear down, and your HVAC system will start performing less and less efficiently. Having your HVAC system inspected by one of our technicians, you can ensure your safety this summer. This is especially important for the elderly, having your elderly relatives HVAC systems inspected, tested, cleaned, and adjusted can ensure they stay cool and healthy this summer, it will keep you worry-free.
On the other hand, if you or your loved ones are without an air-conditioning system, springtime is the best time to have an air conditioning system installed. Instead of having to open your windows, which lets bugs and other natural elements into your home, you can keep them sealed by having an air conditioning system installed as temperatures start heating up.
The Environmental Protection Agency conducted a study from 1979-2013 found that more than 9,000 Americans died from heat-related complications. Another major health benefit of having your HVAC system inspected is that it filters the air in your home. Oftentimes dust and air particulates are so fine the eye cannot detect them, and throughout the day you are inhaling these air pollutants into your lungs. Over time this can have a detrimental effect on your health, particularly people with emphysema or asthma. By keeping your HVAC system up to date and by changing the air filter, you can breathe cleaner air in your home. This is a blessing especially here in Colorado where there are wildfires. Your HVAC system can help filter out wildfire smoke that’s floating around in the air of your home.
Since Coivid-19, more and more people have been and will continue to be working from home. When it gets hot in your workplace your mind can start to get sluggish. Sweat will get on your computer’s keyboard, and your overall work efficiency will decline. According to an article in Scientific American, the amount of energy the body expends to cool yourself down takes away from our cognitive ability to think and reason. Having your HVAC system repaired and a new one installed, you will indirectly be more financially productive this summer when temperatures grow warmer than average. Plus, you’ll be breathing filtered air which contributes to a healthy work environment and more to your overall quality of life.
In a day and age where we have such advanced HVAC systems at a fraction of their initial cost and clean energy to run them, having a well-maintained HVAC system is a no-brainer. With an increasing amount of the workforce, now working from home, it makes sense to work in comfort this summer, and as a by-product, your friends and family without air conditioning will all be begging to come over to your cool and comfy home.