We know it’s still a little chilly outside and it seems like the rain will never let up. But the good news is that spring is here, and it’s time to make out a spring HVAC maintenance checklist!
One important task to add to your spring cleaning or to-do list is a complete HVAC inspection and maintenance of your air conditioning unit. In our most recent blog, the heating, cooling, and indoor air quality technicians at Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning discuss tips that may help you prevent a spring HVAC disaster. With these tips, you can avoid a breakdown and spend more time with your feet up and less time on the phone calling for repair services.
Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist
The following are some things you could do within your household to prepare your HVAC system for spring weather. However, it’s always a good idea to have your HVAC system fully inspected by a heating and cooling professional each spring. They may catch small issues that homeowners can’t and make the proper fixes before they turn into larger, more expensive problems. To schedule a heating and cooling inspection from a professional company that you can trust, give us a call or contact us online today!
Keep reading our spring HVAC maintenance checklist to learn helpful tricks for when warm weather approaches!
The first thing on our spring HVAC maintenance checklist that you’ll want to do when getting your home ready for spring is to check that your house is properly sealed. This means all doors, windows, and other points leading to the outside.
This is a good time to install caulking around your windows and place weather stripping on your exterior doorway thresholds. Also, make sure that any installation points are sealed closed, such as ducts and hoses that come into the home from outside. Be sure not to neglect your basement and attic, either!
Now that the sun will be shining after these still chilly nights, we’re going to start experiencing some morning dew. This means that water/condensation has the capability of forming on the exterior and interior of your home.
Water may lead to unsafe health conditions, forming mold and mildew. Inspect your home for any cracks and potential points for leaks, specifically in the foundation and in the attic. Be sure to get your gutters cleaned and clear so that water does not back up and create pools around your home.
Blocks and Clogs
It’s easy to forget to change all of the air filters within the house when we’re so busy with work and family, but it’s a task you want to make a priority. Replacing air filters and cleaning central air vents help to sustain airflow in the heating and cooling system and eliminate harmful particles and bacteria from being introduced into the HVAC system and dispersed across the entire home.
It’s also important to protect the actual outside air conditioner and keep it clean. Units that receive direct sunlight work harder to cool your home. Additionally, debris from shrubbery and vegetation can get into the machine and cause permanent damage. Be sure to clear any debris, leaves, or branches away from your unit. Providing the unit with room to breathe and pull in the air will cause it to work more efficiently.
HVAC System Efficiency
The best way to ensure your heating and cooling system has strong energy efficiency is to consider installing a new air conditioner. If your system is aging and underperforming, it’s a good idea to invest in the right HVAC system for your home. If you can’t invest in a new HVAC system right now, then consider upgrading to a smart or programmable thermostat to find and maintain that sweet temperature spot so you can save money on your monthly energy bills.
Make sure to utilize all the features of your programmable thermostat such as timers and daily settings. When you’re away from your house in the summer, turn the temperature setting up a few degrees to save money. Lastly, make sure to keep lights and appliances that give off heat away from the thermostat.
To schedule an appointment for all of your HVAC system needs, get in contact with the skilled heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality technicians at Thiele.
Contact Thiele for Quality HVAC Services
We want to help you and your home improve the quality of your HVAC system in any way that we can. That’s why we’ve created this helpful spring HVAC maintenance guide.
For all of your home’s heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality needs, contact the friendly professional team at Thiele today. We can provide your air conditioning system with comprehensive maintenance and an inspection to ensure it runs efficiently throughout the warmer months.