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Preparing Your Home for Warmer Weather: 5 Tips

A woman wiping sweat off her brow while looking at the thermostat to see if the AC is working

As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer in the Detroit area, families should prepare their homes for warmer weather. Ensuring that your property and HVAC system are ready for the heat can help you stay comfortable and save on energy costs throughout the summer season.

In this blog post, the Iceberg Heating & Cooling HVAC experts share some simple yet effective tips for preparing your home for the heatwave.

Steps to Take to Prepare Your Home & HVAC for the Hotter Months

As we gear up for warmer weather, there are several steps that you can take to ensure your home and cooling system are ready to combat the seasonal heat, including:

Change Air Filters

Swapping out your air filters is one of the simplest yet most essential tasks in keeping your cooling system prepared for the changing weather. Over time, air filters can become clogged with dust, dirt, and other particles, reducing airflow and efficiency.

Replacing your air filters regularly (usually once every 90 days) can improve indoor air quality and ensure that your HVAC system operates smoothly all summer.

Rotate Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a cost-effective way to improve air circulation and create a cool breeze in your home. During the warmer months, make sure to adjust your ceiling fans so that they rotate counterclockwise.

This creates a downdraft, helping to cool your indoor environment more effectively. Additionally, running ceiling fans can help distribute cool air from your HVAC system more efficiently, allowing you to maintain consistent comfort while reducing your energy expenses.

Check Your Thermostat

Before the summer hits, check your thermostat settings and ensure they’re optimized for warmer weather. Consider programming your thermostat to a slightly higher temperature during the day while you’re away to save on energy costs.

Additionally, if you have a programmable or smart thermostat, take advantage of features such as scheduling and remote access to maximize comfort and energy savings even more.

Adjust Return Registers

Inspect the return air registers throughout your home to ensure they are open and unobstructed. Return registers allow air to circulate back to your HVAC system for cooling. By ensuring your registers are clear of obstructions like furniture or curtains, you can promote adequate airflow and optimal efficiency for your cooling system.

Schedule Cooling Maintenance

Don’t wait until the heatwave hits to schedule AC maintenance. Regular cooling maintenance can help identify repair needs before they escalate into more complex issues. We recommend scheduling air conditioning maintenance at least once annually, preferably at the end of winter or early spring to beat the seasonal rush.

Additional Advice for Seasonal Challenges

Not only can the summer season present challenges with indoor comfort, but it can also lead to issues with your indoor air quality.

From early spring to late autumn, pollen season is a top concern for Detroit allergy sufferers. The most common allergens are oak, birch, maple, cedar, and pine tree pollen. When left to accumulate in the indoor air supply, these pollens can trigger symptoms such as sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes, and congestion.

Consider adding an air purification system before the weather gets warm and the trees start to bloom. These units integrate seamlessly with your existing HVAC infrastructure, targeting airborne contaminants and eliminating them from your indoor air supply so you can breathe cleaner, fresher air throughout high-pollen seasons.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance with Iceberg Heating & Cooling

Ready to enjoy a cool, comfortable, allergy-free summer? Iceberg Heating & Cooling is here to help with the comprehensive cooling and indoor air quality solutions you need to enjoy lasting comfort even on the hottest days of the year.

From our thorough AC tune-ups to our air purification solutions, we are confident that your home will remain safe and comfortable all summer.

Schedule air conditioning maintenance in Southeast Michigan by calling our team at 734-342-3420 today.

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