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When it’s hot and humid outside, the last thing you want to do is strain your HVAC system and cause it to fail prematurely. Here are some tips for how you can keep your air conditioning systems in top-notch condition and reduce the strain on them.


Have your system inspected regularly

Regular inspections and routine maintenance are a great way to keep an eye on your system and extend the lifespan of your unit. Getting regular inspections twice a year can keep your air conditioning systems running smoothly, the way that they should be. Regular maintenance truly helps!


Replace your filters

Did you know that clogged air filters make your HVAC system work harder than it should? A clogged air filter makes your system run less efficiently and reduces its lifespan, so we recommend that you check your filter at least once a month and replace them when needed

Use a programmable thermostat

Programmable thermostats can help keep your air conditioning systems from getting strained and working too hard. By installing a programmable thermostat, you can keep your home warmer while you are not at home to not only reduce this strain but also save you money by reducing your cooling costs. Plus, it’s super simple to reduce the temperature back to normal when you are home again!


Minimize extra heat

Did you know that leaving your blinds or curtains during those sunny summer days results in solar gain and extra heat entering your home? And, in addition, other everyday activities such as cooking or washing dishes can do this as well. This extra heat makes your system work harder. So, close your blinds or save some of the above activities for the evening hours when it is cooler.


Choose RSP Heating and Cooling

So, if you are looking to extend the life of your air conditioning systems, schedule an inspection with RSP today. Let us help you keep your system running smoothly and efficiently all summer long by calling today at 618-942-2424!

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