As the temperature fluctuates this time of year, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the spring. To have high-quality indoor air and adequate comfort, it’s recommended that you have your HVAC system serviced every spring. Timely maintenance will guarantee that your unit operates effectively and efficiently, saving you money on energy bills and preventing the need for emergency repairs.
In this post, we’re going to run through a checklist that will help you make sure your HVAC system is working optimally in your Willowbrook home.
HVAC filters need to be replaced regularly — roughly every two months or so. With use, the air filters attract dirt and debris that can clog up the filters and reduce airflow. When you have dirty air filters, the HVAC unit is forced to work harder to maintain the same comfortable temperature in your house. This decreases the unit’s efficiency, increasing energy bills as a result. If you are not sure how to replace the filters, you can always ask your heating and cooling technician to show you how during a maintenance appointment.
During the winter months, dirt, dust, and grime often accumulate around the HVAC unit. At the beginning of spring, it’s a good idea to clean the area around the outdoor unit. Clear out any twigs and dried leaves, and check to see if there are any nests made by birds or small animals. However, any cleaning inside the unit should be left to the professionals.
If you don’t already have a smart thermostat installed, you should look into it. A programmable thermostat can save you roughly 10% on your heating and cooling bill. A smart thermostat will automatically adjust the indoor temperature based on the time of the day and the number of people in the house, ultimately saving you money.
When it’s time for spring cleaning, don’t forget about your HVAC system! Here are some of the important areas to clean in order to help your HVAC system run efficiently:
Spring is the ideal time to schedule routine maintenance for your HVAC system. A heating and cooling technician will check your unit and perform the following steps:
After performing the steps above, it’s time for a test run. Switch on your air conditioner to ensure that every part of your house is effectively being cooled. If everything is running smoothly, your unit should be ready for the warmer weather ahead.
Are you looking to repair your HVAC system, clean the air ducts, install a new unit, or improve the air quality in your Willowbrook home? Or are you searching for a reputable HVAC company to do that for you?
If so, look no further than Hearthstone Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving home and business owners throughout the Willowbrook area since 1996, and we’d be more than happy to work with you as well. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!