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Sunny days can push your customers to visit your business more frequently, but they can also put a damper on your company if your AC system isn’t ready to keep the humidity and heat at bay.

In order to avoid nasty and usually costly surprises, here are a few things you should start doing now in order to prepare your HVAC for Summer.

Schedule Maintenance

At first glance, it may seem like a good way to keep costs at a minimum is to DIY your HVAC’s maintenance. That’s almost never the case, as a professional technician can spot potential problems way ahead of time, saving you time and money for bigger repairs or even replacements down the line.

HVAC technicians will ensure that your filters are clean and may suggest replacing them. They can also clean your vents of dust and debris. Both of these steps are crucial for the longevity and efficiency of your AC.

Clean Outdoor Areas

The outdoor area around your air conditioning unit must be kept clean at all times. Spring has brought many changes to the environment, so cleaning it ahead of the summer months is crucial. Watch out for leaves, branches and even overgrown shrubbery.

Your technician will give you pointers on how big of an area you need to maintain to ensure that your HVAC system is safe.

Additional Measures

It’s always a good idea to give your HVAC a little helping hand. For example, you may feel inclined to keep your AC running 24/7 for comfort, but this could lead to untimely breakdowns. Installing sun-blocking shades and window coverings for your business will keep the space cool without overworking your HVAC.

If you have fans, allowing them to run clockwise will also help by ensuring the downward circulation of cool air.

If you want to avoid paying top dollar for preventable problems with your HVAC this summer, contact us today for maintenance!