How To Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat

As the summer temperatures rise, it’s key to make sure your air conditioning system will keep your home cool. The Hoock’s Heating & Cooling team is here to help you prepare for warmer weather, from the maintenance and repair of your current system to a new AC installation. Here are some tips for how you can prepare your home for the summer heat:

Schedule Regular AC System Maintenance

Schedule routine maintenance with Hoock’s Heating & Cooling to prepare for summer’s heat. One of our skilled technicians will come out to your home and inspect your AC system. We will start with cleaning the outdoor coil. We’ll check the air filter and replace it if necessary. We will inspect all the components of your HVAC system and inform you of any parts that need to be replaced. As part of the routine maintenance inspection, we will verify the charge of the AC unit. If the system is low on refrigerant, our skilled technicians will perform a leak search and recommend the best way to resolve the leak. Regular maintenance can prevent major ac system issues in the future. It allows your system to function properly for many years before you need an AC replacement and installation. We recommend that you have your system serviced twice a year. It is best to schedule one of these service visits in the spring before the hot weather arrives. 

Seal Cracks & Holes Around Doors and Windows

If you notice uneven temperatures in certain areas of your home, you might want to look for areas where the cool air could be escaping. Check around doors and windows for cracks where you can see daylight. Look for seals that are broken or windows that won’t close completely. Once you identify the areas allowing cool air to escape or warm air to enter, apply weather stripping or caulk to seal the holes. You might need to replace the seals or purchase energy-efficient windows to help your AC unit operate more effectively. 

Purchase a New AC System

Do you feel like the indoor climate of your home could be improved? Are you noticing an increase in your monthly electricity bills? It may be time to consider upgrading to a new system. Our team takes the time to answer your questions and discuss your needs and budget before suggesting a new unit. We take extra care to ensure that the air conditioning unit is sized correctly for your home and perform load calculations when necessary. If you desire cooler temperatures in certain rooms of your home, zoning may be the right course of action for you. Room additions, or four seasons rooms, are great candidates for ductless systems.

Contact Hoock’s Heating & Cooling for Professional AC Installation

If your old air conditioning system is at the end of its life, you can replace it with the help of Hoock’s Heating & Cooling , an independent American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning dealer. Our team is experienced in installing traditional units, HVAC systems, and mini-split and ductless systems. We’ll help you select the right system for your home and schedule installation to keep your home cool and prepared for the hot summer weather.