With summer around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your HVAC systems for the upcoming season. Your facility’s AC is going to be on high use for a number of months, so use these tips to account for the best efficiency and maintenance practices.

Don’t Defer Maintenance

Prevention is key to keeping your HVAC in working order. Don’t defer regular inspections and maintenance requests. Deferred maintenance issues are more expensive to repair later down the road. It’s best to keep up efficient operation and ensure your property is performing well by having an expert take a look at problems you may have otherwise missed.

Strive for Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a key indicator for determining your HVAC system’s performance. Increasing the energy efficiency of your systems will extend the life cycle of your infrastructure and keep energy-related utility costs under control.

Add a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats allow your tenants to program the temperature settings in their units so it can provide for more ways of saving energy over time in terms of inefficient water or energy consumption. A programmable thermostat makes it easy to match your cooling needs to your schedule, offering more flexibility and ease for tenants to minimize AC use.

Remove Obstructions Around the Exterior System

Regularly inspect the air conditioner system outdoors at least twice a month to remove any loose vegetation, yard waste, and other debris from the system. A clear zone allows your air conditioner to pull in the air it needs to control the temperature in your property.

A simple maintenance can make all the difference in the world. Utility bills jump in the summer as tenants increase their air conditioning system use. To keep costs down, implement more efficient systems and processes in your maintenance strategy to ensure optimal efficiency.