Spring is right around the corner and it is that time for your yearly air conditioning maintenance to help avoid any issues once the temperatures start creeping up. You might be thinking, “but my air conditioning system isn’t showing any signs of potential issues!” Having an annual air conditioning tune-up on your HVAC system ensures that your system will work efficiently and effectively throughout the summer season.
Whether you’re preparing your HVAC system for spring yourself or hiring someone, here are five tips for ensuring your system runs properly.
Change Out the Air Filter
The air filter in your HVAC plays the vital role of ensuring the air you’re breathing is free of dust, debris, and allergens. If the air filter in your HVAC system becomes clogged, these allergens can be pushed out through your air ducts and will also make your system work harder. This can result in excess wear, tear, and energy costs.
Every 5-7 years, plan on doing a full deep clean of the air ducts in your home. Cleaning any allergen and dust build up in your ducts will help avoid it being pushed out into the air you breathe in your home.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Your annual HVAC maintenance appointment is a great time to upgrade your thermostat. A programmable thermostat is both convenient and cost-effective as you’ll be able to schedule what temperature your thermostat is set to at a specific time, reducing costs associated with cooling your home when no one is home.
Some newer models also offering mobile apps so you can control the temperature in your home, even when you’re not there.
Clean Around Your Unit
Cut back any overgrown foliage and remove any debris, including branches and leaves, from around your air conditioning unit. By cleaning the area around your unit, you improve the airflow of your air conditioning unit and prevent any problems, such as overheating.
To schedule your maintenance appointment, contact us today at (603) 518-5777 .