Once spring arrives in Monmouth County, you’ll be busy freshening up your home inside and out. Spring HVAC preparation is one task to prioritize so there’s a smooth transition from heating to cooling season. Simply follow these steps and your HVAC will run reliably and efficiently, and keep your home comfortably cool throughout the summer:
Replace the Air Filter
A clean air filter is a necessity to maintain the vital airflow needed to keep your HVAC system in optimal working condition. Ideally, you should check the filter once a month and replace when there’s visible debris collected, or at least every three months.
Tidy Up Around the Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit also needs ample airflow through the condenser coil for proper heat exchange, so it’s important to tidy up the surrounding area after the long winter. Clear away collected dead leaves, broken branches and other such yard debris. Then, trim back tall grass/weeds, and overgrown shrubs and plants so there’s two feet of clearance on all sides of the unit.
Check the Ductwork
Damaged, leaky or uninsulated ductwork can rob you of up to a third of your HVAC’s conditioned air output. You can curtail that waste and boost your comfort both winter and summer by getting the accessible ductwork inspected, and having it sealed and insulated if recommended.
Adjust Your Thermostat Settings
Reevaluating your thermostat programming and fine-tuning the settings before cooling season starts is an easy way to save energy. If you don’t already have a programmable model, now’s the perfect time to upgrade. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, using a programmable thermostat can trim a household’s annual HVAC-related energy bills by up to 10 percent.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
Having a certified HVAC technician thoroughly inspect, clean and tune up your cooling system before you turn it on ensures it’s well-prepared for the season. Regular spring maintenance preserves your equipment’s efficiency, prolongs its useful lifespan, and allows you get any minor problems fixed so there’s less chance of a mid-season breakdown.
To schedule spring HVAC maintenance for your home, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors.
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