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How to Get Your St. Louis HVAC System Ready for the Hottest Months of the Year

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Avoid Air Conditioning Issues This Summer by Following These Top Tips for Your Residential HVAC System

As a homeowner in the midwest there’s a few things we’re used to: friendly people, good quality of life, and extreme seasons. While the first two are excellent, the third can have its drawbacks!

As the scorching heat of summer approaches, ensuring your HVAC system is primed and ready is essential to make sure you can enjoy everything about the season. Living in St. Louis and the surrounding areas, we all know that summers can get uncomfortably hot, so neglecting your HVAC system can lead to discomfort, higher energy bills, and costly repairs.

The good news is with a few proactive steps, you can prepare your HVAC system to efficiently handle the heat. At Meyer Heating & Air, we understand the unique challenges that St. Louis homeowners face with their residential HVAC systems.

To guide you in preparation for the summer season, here are the best steps to follow to get your HVAC system ready for the hottest months of the year.

Schedule Your Maintenance Check-Up for Your HVAC System

The first step in preparing your HVAC system for the summer heat is to schedule a maintenance check-up with a reputable HVAC company like Meyer Heating and Air. Our technicians will inspect your system, clean the components, and make any necessary repairs, with your approval.

This approach helps identify potential issues early on, saving you from unexpected breakdowns and more costly major repairs during the peak of summer.

When we come for your maintenance check we will look at your:

  • Outdoor units: We will check the refrigerant level, remove debris from the cabinet, and inspect the base pan, coil, cabinet, fan motor and blades, control box, and compressor.
  • Indoor units: We will clean or replace filters, lubricate motor, clean blower housing, and inspect the blower assembly, evaporator coil, drain pan, ignition system, safety controls, control box, and ductwork.

Purchase our service agreement, and we will prompt you to schedule these visits in the spring and fall.

Clean or Replace Your Air Filters

Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, forcing your HVAC system to work harder and consume more energy. This not only leads to higher utility bills, but also puts unnecessary strain on the system, reducing its lifespan. In our regular maintenance checks, our HVAC technicians will clean and replace your filters, ensuring your system is providing the best possible indoor air quality and optimal performance of your residential HVAC system.

Even during the off-season, make it a habit to clean or replace your air filters every one to three months. Replace them more often if you have children or pets.

Check and Clean Your Air Ducts

Over time, dust, debris, and allergens can accumulate in your home’s air ducts, limiting healthy airflow and negatively affecting your indoor air quality. On our air duct cleaning visit visit, our HVAC technicians will inspect and clean your air ducts to remove any buildup to ensure only the cleanest air is being distributed throughout your home.

Clean air ducts not only improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, but also promote healthier indoor air for you and your family. We also recommend a whole home purification system to improve your overall indoor air quality.

Inspect and Seal Ductwork

Leaky ductwork can lead to energy waste and uneven cooling and airflow throughout your home. Inspect your ductwork for any signs of leaks or damage, such as visible gaps or tears.

When our HVAC technicians perform your residential HVAC system maintenance check, we will seal any leaks using duct mastic or foil tape to prevent conditioned air from escaping. Properly sealed ductwork ensures that your HVAC system operates efficiently, keeping your home comfortable without wasting energy.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat to maximize your energy savings and improve convenience.

A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi enabled controller for your residential HVAC system. It automatically adjusts your home’s temperature settings to ensure the most efficient function of your heater or air conditioner. Smart thermostats can be conveniently controlled from an app on your smartphone and allow greater control over your heating and cooling schedule.

Many smart thermostats also generate energy consumption data reports, which show you the amount of energy you consume and when, so you can make adjustments during peak periods. These features ultimately allow you to reduce your energy consumption while your house stays comfortable.

Install an Energy-Efficient HVAC System

If your HVAC system is outdated or inefficient, consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Installing a residential HVAC system not only provides better performance and comfort, but also lowers energy bills and reduces your carbon footprint. At Meyer Heating & Air, we install energy-efficient options from Ruud.

Enhance Indoor Air Quality

Improving indoor air quality is essential for maintaining a healthy and comfortable home environment, especially during the summer when outdoor allergens, like pollen, are prevalent.

When your AC system is working around the clock, installing an air purification system to remove airborne contaminants and kill germs can be a game-changer for the quality of air circulated around your home in the summer months. Our team at Meyer Heating and Air can recommend and install indoor air quality solutions that best suit your home’s needs, including the industry-leading Sanuvox system, which uses UV light.

For St. Louis HVAC Installation, Maintenance, and Repairs, Meyer Heating & Air Can Help You Prepare for Summer.

The summer should be for having fun and making memories, so don’t let the heat bring your comfort down and your energy bills up!

Trust the experts at Meyer Heating & Air to ensure that your home stays cool and comfortable all summer long. From maintenance and repairs to installations and indoor air quality solutions, we’ve got your back.

To ensure you can get the most out of your residential HVAC system, contact us today to schedule a service appointment and be prepared all summer long!