It’s mid April and where I live, that means we are seeing the temperatures get into and stay in the 80’s.

  • Thankfully, the temperatures drop during the night back to the 60’s.

So we still have cool morning and aren’t going outside with our coffee to the tune of heat pumps singing their air conditioning song. That’s not far off though. We are now at the time of year where having the air conditioning strategy mapped out and ready to execute is essential. The first part of any good air conditioning strategy is HVAC maintenance. The heat pump gets to hibernate most of the Winter since there isn’t a big heating demand around here. So that makes it even more important to have the HVAC professionals come out to do the air conditioning tune up in the Spring. Normally, this is something that I do in early March. I get on it early because there are times throughout the Spring where you need some spot cooling from the heat pump. Mostly, we just leave the air conditioning off as long as we can but being ready early is important. That way, I can turn my attention to the rest of the air conditioning strategy. The whole idea is really all about making sure that we are maximizing the efficiency of the heat pump. So that means making sure the direct sunlight heating is mitigated with solar shades throughout the Spring and Summer. I also like getting a tight seal on the house as well. Another good idea is to get ductwork cleaning and ductwork resealing done if you haven’t for a while. The ductwork cleaning improves the indoor air quality while the ductwork resealing is a huge boost to the heat pump’s efficiency.
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By Steve