Tips to make sure your HVAC is ready for Spring
As we transition from winter to spring, it’s important to make sure our homes are ready for the warmer weather. For many of us, that means preparing our HVAC systems. Here are a few tips to get your HVAC system ready for spring.
Check your air filter
Regularly inspecting and maintaining your air filter is an important step to keeping your HVAC system operating smoothly and efficiently. Dirty or clogged air filters can restrict important airflow, causing your energy bills to skyrocket and reducing the life expectancy of your system. Fortunately, replacing the air filter is a simple and inexpensive task. A clean air filter will ensure that your system is able to run optimally, leading not only to improved efficiency, but also providing better indoor air quality. Make sure to check your air filter monthly to keep your home running at its best!
Schedule a tune-up for your HVAC system
Taking the time to properly maintain and care for your HVAC system is essential to avoid any potential issues. Scheduling regular HVAC tune-ups and maintenance will help guarantee the longevity of your system, and ensure it’s running smoothly during the times you need it the most. Plus, taking an proactive stance towards maintenance can help save money in the long run by avoiding major repairs due to negligence or neglect. Contact a technician today and get your HVAC system checked out to avoid any future problems!
Make sure all your vents are clear and unobstructed
Keeping your vents clear and unobstructed is an important part of ensuring your HVAC system runs efficiently. Furniture, rugs, toys and other items that get in the way of these vents can block the flow of air throughout your home. If anything is blocking a vent, your system will have to work overtime to heat or cool your space which will put more strain on its components and raise your energy bills. To keep your HVAC system running optimally, it’s important to make sure all vents are open and not blocked by any furniture or objects.
Check the outdoor unit of your HVAC system
Both seasonal and regular maintenance of your HVAC system is important for increased efficiency and cost savings on repairs. Checking the outdoor unit is one crucial part of this maintenance, as it can be susceptible to debris throughout the year. Inspecting the unit regularly will ensure proper functioning, help avoid unexpected breakdowns, and make sure that you are getting the most out of its performance. It is important to clear away any leaves, twigs or other surrounding materials that could clog up its operation. Additionally, the coils need to be kept clean of dust and other buildup which can reduce air flow pressure or create additional strain on the entire system. Taking time for this monthly check-up may seem small in comparison to other tasks, but it can have a large impact in protecting your system and keeping it running smoothly over time.
Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to have a smooth transition into Spring!
As Spring nears, it is important to ensure a smooth transition from Winter to the warmer weather. One key component of this should be professional HVAC tune-ups and maintenance. This will help keep your HVAC system running optimally for the whole season. Additionally, it’s important to replace HVAC filters and clean outdoor HVAC units when transitioning into Spring so as to allow them to run as efficiently as possible. Taking these proactive steps now will save time, energy and money down the line! Our technicians at Weather Crafters are standing by ready to help – give us a call for a free quote – 757-229-9889.