Spring is here, and the changing temperatures and weather patterns come with it. As a homeowner, preparing your heating & cooling system (HVAC) system for the upcoming season is essential to ensure it operates at its best. Below are best practices for preparing your HVAC system for spring and the steps you can take to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient.
Here are some reasons why spring is the ideal time to get your HVAC system checked:
- Better indoor air quality: A well-maintained HVAC system can improve indoor air quality. It can remove pollutants, dust, and other allergens from the air. As spring brings allergens like pollen and other contaminants, it’s essential to have a clean and functional HVAC system to ensure better indoor air quality.
- Enhanced energy efficiency: A well-maintained HVAC system can reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency. It can help lower your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Spring maintenance can help identify any issues affecting the energy efficiency of the HVAC system and corrective measures taken to ensure better energy efficiency.
- Prevention of breakdowns: Regular maintenance can prevent sudden system breakdowns, especially during summer when the HVAC system is working harder. Preventive care can identify and resolve potential issues before they cause serious problems.
Best practices for HVAC maintenance in spring:
- Schedule professional maintenance: It’s always a good idea to have an experienced HVAC technician inspect your system and perform any necessary maintenance tasks. They can identify potential problems before they become major issues and ensure that your system is operating efficiently.
- Change air filters: Change the air filters in your HVAC system regularly. The filters trap dirt, dust, and other pollutants but can become clogged and dirty over time. A dirty filter reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system, making it work harder and driving up your energy bill.
- Check the thermostat: Make sure your thermostat is working correctly, and the settings are correct. If you have an older thermostat, consider upgrading to a newer, programmable one that can save you money on energy bills.
- Clean the condenser unit: Inspect the outdoor unit and clear any debris around the unit. Trim any bushes or shrubs too close to the unit to ensure proper airflow.
- Check for leaks: Clean the vents and registers in your home to ensure proper airflow. Dust and debris can build up in these areas, which can cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to.
In conclusion, spring is an ideal time to maintain and service your air conditioning system to ensure optimal performance. Regular HVAC maintenance can help improve indoor air quality, increase energy efficiency, and prevent sudden breakdowns. Schedule your appointment online or call us at (317) 434-2627. Don’t let poor air quality affect your health and comfort.