By now spring is in full swing, and we’re sure you’re very busy getting the most out of what sunshine there is (or, if you have allergies, you’re trying to survive pollen season!). With the arrival of a new season comes a new list of HVAC tasks to perform. If you get these done and out of the way now, you won’t have to worry about your systems failing when summer hits! Here are seven easy things you can do now that spring has arrived at last.
- Check for damage from winter
The key aspects of your soon-to-be-used air conditioning in the summer are contained within the outdoor unit. Without that, you have no cooling process. Depending on where it’s located on your property and upkeep, there may have been some damage sustained during the winter months. Most of the time by damage we mean the dirt and debris from blizzards and storms that have built up when it’s cold outside. Thankfully, this is easy to remove.
- Maintain your air conditioner
Spring is an excellent opportunity to clean and prepare your air conditioner for when it gets really warm inside and out. It’s also the best time to inspect the unit and ensure there are no parts that look worn down or faulty. Having the parts replaced now (maybe with a new installation in mind) can be less expensive for you down the road.
- Replace your thermostat
Maybe it’s time to upgrade this important piece of equipment? A smart thermostat is easy to control even when you’re not at home, ensuring that the temperature is warmer when you’re away and at a comfortable level when you’re at home. It’s a great way to save extra energy and money in the long run too!
- Inspect your hot water heater
The thermostat on your air conditioner is not the only adjustment you need to make. Your hot water heater should also be adjusted by a few degrees if it’s not at its comfortable 48 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) already. Keep a sharp eye out for any potential leaks on the exterior, and also on the insulation on the cold water pipe. If the insulation looks worn down, it might be time to replace it. In the case of leaks, always call in the professionals!
- Change your furnace’s filter
Now that winter is nearly out the door, it’s a good time to change the air filter in your furnace. Remove it and give it a good cleaning. Just because the air outside is warming up doesn’t mean your home is going to stay clean air-wise. If you own pets or have allergies, all air filters need to be regularly maintained across all HVAC units, not just the one. It may have been a while since you checked the furnace’s filter, anyway…
- Clean your bathroom fans
The V in HVAC stands for ventilation, and your bathroom can easily become one of the most uncomfortable rooms temperature-wise if it goes uncleaned. It’s also probably been a while since you cleaned them too; lots of dust and dander can accumulate around the vents (doubly so if you own pets). In order to clean the fans, first switch off the power. Then remove the covers from the fans and wash them in soap and water. Use an old toothbrush to gently wipe the fan blades of dust before you place the covers back on.
- Get an inspection done by a professional
Once you’ve performed the above six tasks, it’s time to call in the experts. Now that spring is really in motion, it’s the low season for us technicians before the busy summer months kick in, meaning more dedication and time is spent on ensuring you have functional and effective HVAC units. Feel free to ask your inspector questions during the inspection! You may learn a few more new things about how you can save energy and reduce costs.
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