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Beat the Heat: Preparing your HVAC System for Edmonton’s Summer

As the temperatures finally start to rise, it’s a sure sign that summer is just around the corner in Edmonton.  At Academy Mechanical Services Inc, we understand the importance of a properly functioning HVAC system, especially during the hot summer months. Here are some tips to help you prepare your HVAC system for Edmonton’s summer heat:

1. Schedule Routine Maintenance: Before the summer heat sets in, schedule a professional HVAC maintenance service. Our team of experienced technicians can inspect your system, clean the components, and address any potential issues before they escalate into major problems.

2. Check and Replace Air Filters: Clean air filters are essential for maintaining good indoor air quality and ensuring efficient airflow throughout your home. Check your air filters regularly and replace them as needed, typically every 1-3 months, depending on usage and the type of filter.

3. Inspect and Clean Air Ducts: Over time, dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate in your air ducts, restricting airflow and reducing the efficiency of your HVAC system. While we do not offer air duct cleaning, it is still important to hire a professional to inspect and clean your air ducts to improve indoor air quality and system performance.

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4. Test Your Thermostat: Make sure your thermostat is working correctly by testing it before the summer heat arrives. Replace the batteries if needed and consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat for improved energy efficiency and comfort control.

5. Clear the Outdoor Unit: Check the outdoor unit of your air conditioner and remove any debris, such as leaves, grass clippings, or branches, that may have accumulated around it. Ensure that there is at least two feet of clearance around the unit to allow for proper airflow.

6. Consider Upgrading Your System: If your HVAC system is outdated or inefficient, now may be the perfect time to consider upgrading to a more energy efficient model. Newer systems not only provide better comfort and performance but can also help you save money on your energy bills in the long run.

By taking the time to prepare your HVAC system for the summer months, you can ensure that it operates efficiently, keeps your home comfortable, and avoids unexpected breakdowns when you need it most. At Academy Mechanical Services Inc, we’re here to help with all your HVAC needs, from maintenance and repairs to installations and upgrades.

Stay cool and comfortable this summer with Academy Mechanical Services Inc. Contact us today to schedule your HVAC maintenance service or to learn more about our products and services.