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Preparing Your Home and HVAC System for Summer

Preparing Your Home & HVAC System for Summer

With warmer weather approaching, it’s important to prepare your home & HVAC system for summer. A well-maintained home and cooling system can lead to increased comfort, lower energy bills, and fewer emergency repairs. Follow these tips to ensure your home is ready to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer season.

Home Preparation

The first step towards preparing your home for summer is to check all areas of your home to ensure adequate insulation, ventilation, and cooling.

Insulate and Seal

  • Inspect Insulation: Check your attic insulation to ensure adequate coverage, as this helps maintain a cool temperature inside.
  • Seal Gaps: Use caulk or weather stripping to seal gaps around windows and doors to prevent hot air from entering and cool air from escaping.


  • Ceiling Fans: Make sure your ceiling fans are set to rotate counterclockwise, creating a downward airflow that produces a cooling effect.
  • Use Curtains & Blinds: Keep blinds or curtains closed during the hottest part of the day to block out heat from the sun.


  • Shade Your Home: Plant trees or shrubs to shade windows or AC units but keep them at a distance to avoid obstructing airflow.

HVAC System for Summer Preparation

During the summer months, our HVAC systems can be working overdrive. Ensure your HVAC system is well-maintained to provide optimal efficiency and keep your system running smoothly.

Air Filters

  • Change Air Filters: Replace or clean air filters every 30-90 days. Not only do air filters help improve your indoor air quality, but they also help your system run efficiently.


  • Programmable Thermostat: Invest in a programmable thermostat to better control temperatures and save on energy costs. Set the temperature higher when you are away and optimize your comfort.

Clear Outdoor Unit

  • Remove Debris: Keep the area around your outdoor AC unit clear of leaves, twigs, and other debris to ensure efficient operation.

Routine Maintenance

  • Professional Tune-Up: Schedule a routine maintenance appointment to check the overall performance of your system, preemptively identifying and addressing potential issues before they escalate into significant concerns.

Check Ductwork

  • Duct Inspection: Look for any signs of leaks or damage in your ductwork which could compromise efficiency. By checking ductwork when preparing your HVAC system for summer, you ensure optimal airflow distribution, maintain indoor comfort levels, and mitigate potential disruptions to the cooling process.

Upgrade Your System

  • HVAC Upgrade: If your system is old or inefficient, consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Upgrading your system now ensures better cooling efficiency, reduced energy consumption, lower energy bills, and overall improved comfort during the summer.

Contact Us

Taking the time to prepare your home and HVAC system for summer will help you and your family have a comfortable season with minimal disruptions. Prioritizing your home and cooling system will assure your comfort making the heat more bearable. Start prepping your home and HVAC system today, and get ready for the coolest summer yet!

If you need assistance making your home more comfortable, Climatech of Professional Air is here to help! We are your trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Pensacola and the surrounding areas. Call us at (850) 857-4700 for more information and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.