Forney, TX summers can be brutal. The best way to stay comfortable when the temperatures start to climb is to have a smooth-running AC system. There are a number of things you can do to ensure that your home stays pleasantly cool this summer. Here are our top three tips for keeping your AC in shape.

Change Filters

Besides helping to keep allergens and other undesirable debris out of your home’s air, filters also help keep your unit running smoothly and accurately. Over time, your filter will become clogged, which can lead to your unit working harder to push air through. The extra effort wears down on parts and may lead to internal issues, like difficulty regulating temperature, inconsistent air flow, and unpleasant smells.

Filters are easy to change. Just find where they’re located in your home and replace every few months or when you notice them getting dirty. A higher quality filter will require fewer changes than a cheaper one and will work better at removing unwanted air particles. 

Keep Up with Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is an important part of owning a climate control unit of any type. These systems run the most regularly of almost any other appliance in your home, which means there’s more regular wear and tear and, therefore, opportunities for things to go wrong. Your HVAC technician can check on the status of the main parts, including electrical and ductwork components, and catch issues early.

Keep Clear

The area around your AC unit is important to keep free and clear of debris. A build-up of leaves, twigs, and other items can lead to clogs and jams, which in turn will disrupt your home’s climate control. This goes for interior vents too. If you have items blocking the vents, it could cause issues down the line that could lead to your system working harder and issues with regulating temperature. Make sure your vents aren’t blocked and that air is free to circulate!

If you notice that your AC is having difficulties that simple tips like these aren’t helping, give Willard Heating and Air Conditioning a call at (972) 564-9785 today to set up an appointment!

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