Are you eagerly anticipating the warm weather? Spring is a prime time of the year to clean house and get ready to shed your winter coat. It’s also the best time of the year to switch from heating to cooling your home down!
It’s time to give your furnace and other heating systems a nice vacation while waking your air conditioner and cooling up from hibernation. Here are a few tips to help you get your home and HVAC systems ready for the spring season.
- Turn on the A/C
One of the easiest tasks you should do first and foremost is switch on the air conditioner or cooling system in your home. You’ll want to do this in order to detect immediate underlying problems, such as:
- Loud, banging noises
- Minimal or no air flow
- Funky smells
- Constant stopping mid-cycle
Make sure while the cooling system is on to walk from room to room. Check on the vents in each room to ensure they’re open, clean, and providing adequate airflow.
- Change the Filters
Even if you applied a new filter at the start of winter and your cooling system went into hibernation mode, it’s still best to check up on the filter. Dust can accumulate at any time and impact your system’s efficiency and the air quality in your home. The longer you withhold from cleaning this part of HVAC, the more dust that gathers and the bigger the cleaning job becomes.
That’s why it’s recommended you change the air filter in your HVAC every three months (or more, depending on other factors such as pets). Doing so will ensure you’re not breathing in harmful particulates such as mold, dust, and allergens, and your HVAC will keep performing smoothly.
- Check the Thermostat
Another simple task you can perform this spring is to check up on your thermostat and make sure it’s functioning normally. You will want to check that the displayed temperature on the thermostat matches the actual temperature of the air in your home. If the numbers don’t match, watch out—that’s one of several warning signs of imminent failure on your HVAC’s part (plus you’ll start paying more money than you ought!).
If it’s been a while since you last looked at your thermostat, perhaps it’s time to upgrade it? Programmable thermostats come with their own slew of benefits. Their best feature worth noting is their ability to adjust the temperature based on your own unique schedule, and can turn HVAC on and off even when you’re not at home.
Spring is a great time of the year to upgrade your thermostat to a programmable one if you haven’t already. Your home will be more comfortable come summer and you’ll save money in the process!
- Spring Clean Around Your Units
You knew this was coming! The air filters are not the only components of HVAC that require regular cleaning. Coils on the outside units, fan blades, and so on may all require your attention after the winter months have passed. There may be debris all around the outdoor units of your air conditioner (depending on what kind you own) that needs to be cleared out as well.
Take some time to spring clean these valuable parts of your HVAC in addition to the rest of your home this season. That way, you won’t force the units to work as hard if they’re dirty, plus you reduce the risk of increased utility bills for using them.
- Call Your HVAC Technician
If you’re finding the task of tune-ups and maintenance to be too difficult, spring is the best time of the year to contact an expert. It’s a low season, so there’s more time we can dedicate to diagnosing the problems you’re having exactly while also providing top-notch quality service. It may be time to get an annual check-up and maintenance regardless!
If you’ve discovered a problem with your cooling systems while gearing it up for spring, go ahead and give us a call. We’re here for all of your HVAC needs! At Rep-Air Heating And Cooling we provide our customers with many options that will best suit your needs from heating and cooling to refrigeration. Contact us today for your complimentary quote: 1-833-487-2653 or firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to take a look at our website: https://repairheatingandcooling.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for free giveaways!