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Keeping Your HVAC in Tip Top Shape

Posted by Ryan Forest

An efficient HVAC in Phoenix is critical during the summer months. This is why preventative maintenance and keeping your unit in the best shape is important for its production. 

It is the time of year where you will probably be cranking your HVAC up and putting it to use in overtime. It is officially hot across the Valley, with triple-digit temperatures every single day. To keep you cool and ensure that your HVAC unit is running correctly all the time, there are things you can do to maintain your unit for efficiency!

 Preventative Maintenance

Of course, we love preventative maintenance at Rainforest Plumbing and Air. We know how important it is to thoroughly inspect your HVAC unit at least once a year to make sure it is running effectively. Also, it helps us to find any issues ahead of time or before they become a bigger disaster.  

Our technicians at Rainforest Plumbing and Air know what to look for and will inspect your entire HVAC unit and can recommend when a repair or even a replacement is needed. 

 Clean Your Vents and Filters

In between preventative maintenance appointments, make sure you are doing your part by regularly cleaning your vents and filters. Most filters in the desert of Arizona need to be changed once a month. You can get by cleaning vents about every few months. This will help your unit run more efficiently. 

Be Conscious of the Temperature and Time

We know it is hot, but you don’t want to overwork your unit too much. That means you don’t necessarily need to make it SUPER cool in your home. We suggest leaving it around 75 to 79 degrees. Fans in your home can help keep it cooler and help your unit run less.

Also, when you are not at home and plan on being gone for a long vacation (and if you don’t have any pets) feel free to turn your unit up. We don’t suggest turning it off completely but turn it up to the mid-80s to help you save on your electric bill. 

It is also important to be mindful of the time of day. You really don’t want your unit to be overworking during peak hours, which are usually between the hours of 3pm and 7pm. This is going to make your electric bill spike, so crank up those fans during the summer afternoons!

Invest in a Smart Thermostat

A new smart thermostat is expensive upfront, but in the end, it can save you a pretty penny. 

Smart thermostats allow you to remotely control your thermostat through your phone, making it a convenient way to adjust your temperature, even when not at home.  

These thermostats are also programmed to learn what temperature you like over time, learning usage patterns. So, if you are not at home during a certain time of day, the thermostat will learn that over time and turn up the temperature, which can easily save you close to a couple of hundred dollars each year. 

Rainforest Plumbing and Air

Rainforest Plumbing and Air has been proudly serving Phoenix and surrounding areas in Arizona for over 30 years. Rainforest Plumbing and Air’s technicians take preventative maintenance and HVAC unit repairs seriously. We know the Arizona heat and we will ensure that your HVAC units are working effectively and efficiently, saving you time and money.