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As the summer comes to an end, there are several things you can do to make sure your HVAC system stays in good shape. You’ll want to perform the suggested maintenance to avoid future lapses in the operation of your HVAC system. Let’s look at some best maintenance tips for the month of August.

Change Your Air Filter

Checking to see if your air filter is clean is something you should be doing on a regular basis. However, it’s duly important to change your air filter as the summer is winding down. Hot months are usually the time when your filter gets the grimiest. If your HVAC system has been running virtually nonstop, you can expect plenty of debris in the filter.

Clear Debris From Your External Unit

The other place to check for debris buildup is your external unit. If the outdoor condenser unit is covered in dust, dirt, and dried grass, it needs to be cleared of these objects to free up the airflow. You can use a soft broom, brush, or vacuum cleaner to remove the pesky rubbish that is covering the external unit.

Schedule Furnace Maintenance

It may still be warm out, so you might think to leave your furnace’s preventative maintenance for later. However, August is the perfect time to consider getting your HVAC maintenance done, as you will be making sure that your furnace is ready for the coming winter. By doing the maintenance now, you will be avoiding the possibility of a breakdown during the cold months.

Close Blinds During the Day and Use Fans

This last tip has to do with taking a load off your system while conserving energy. By closing your blinds and drapes during the day and using fans, you will take some stress off of your HVAC system. This way, you are reducing your electricity bill while contributing to your HVAC system’s lifespan.

For those in the Harrisburg area, HB McClure is the company to trust for all of your heating and cooling needs. Call us today to learn more about our maintenance, repair, and installation services.

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