Tips From The Pros

Summer Checklist for Your HVAC System

Summer is just around the corner; we are excited for the warm weather and outdoor activities. However, despite the excitement, it's vital that we do not overlook the component that keeps our homes cool and comfortable during the summer months: our HVAC system. Your HVAC system requires regular maintenance just like any other equipment, it is important to take care of it to get the most out of it.

Summer Checklist HVAC

Air Filters

One of the most critical tasks for maintaining an efficient HVAC system is cleaning or replacing the air filters frequently. Air filters play a massive role in trapping dirt, allergens, dust, and other airborne particles from circulating in your home. If you do not clean your air filter, they will accumulate a sizable amount of debris, leading to clogged filters.

Routinely cleaning or replacing your air filters will not only benefit your indoor air quality, but it will improve the performance of your HVAC system as well. This task is simple, but impactful and that is why it should be a part of your summer HVAC checklist.

Outdoor Unit

During the summer months, the outdoor unit of your HVAC system plays an important role in the proper functioning of the system. We highly recommend to include inspecting and cleaning your outdoor unit as part of the summer HVAC checklist. Not only will your unit be clean, but you will be able to enjoy cooler air when you need it during the hot months of the summer.

Vents and Ducts

Clean vents and ducts have been proved to improve better air quality, airflow, and overall HVAC system performance. Although the maintenance of the HVAC system itself is the focus, it is also important that your vents and ducts are clean for air flow purposes.

Signs of Dirty Vents and Ducts:

  • Visible dust or debris
  • Uneven airflow
  • Experiencing increased allergies/respiratory issues

Regularly cleaning the vents and ducts can help improve the system's energy efficiency and help you save on costs.


Optimal performance for your thermostat means that you are able to set and retain the desired temperature in your home. Since the thermostat is seen as the control center for your HVAC system, it is important to keep this item in the summer checklist as well.

One thing to avoid is consistently adjusting the thermostat or changing it to particularly colder temperatures. Maintaining a consistent temperature is beneficial for both energy efficiency and comfort of your home. Be prepared for the summer and set the thermostat that is comfortable for you, but make sure that you do not adjust it often. That way, you don’t have to worry about running into issues with your thermostat and can enjoy your indoor environment. Would be a worst-case scenario if your thermostat stopped working on a hot summer day!

Contact the Professionals

A working HVAC system is so valuable during the summer season. Performing regular maintenance on your system has more benefits than just comfort; maintenance can expand the lifespan of your system, prevent unexpected breakdowns, save money, etc. Contact the professionals at Hattersley to check out your HVAC system to ensure that it is well-equipped for the summertime.