Spring is finally here! The sun shines brightly, flowers bloom wonderfully, and everyone is getting excited to start the fun! This season is the perfect time to give your HVAC some deep cleaning. To help you get started, here are five (5) essential spring HVAC maintenance tips:
Clogged and dirty air filters add extra strain to your unit, forcing it to work harder. Not only does it cause your energy usage to snowball, but it can also put your health at risk. The dust, mold, and other airborne pollutants in your filter circulate within your indoor space. Thus, people with asthma and allergies would suffer most. Changing your air filter regularly can prevent these problems and provide you optimal comfort at a lower cost.
Winter has already waved goodbye, but it may have left your outdoor unit with residue. Remove any loose vegetation, trash, and other debris near the condenser. This way, your system can function properly and efficiently.
Since we rarely see our ductwork, we tend to forget about it and only notice it when problems arise. The air duct plays a vital role in your unit’s operation. However, it’s also prone to dirt and damages which can cause the conditioned air to leak out. Let the HVAC pros inspect and clean your duct system. It may need a repair or sealing.
An old and malfunctioning thermostat can affect your comfort and savings. When it’s near the retirement stage, its performance will decline. Consider upgrading your thermostat to a newer and more efficient model. A programmable thermostat allows you to set your heating and cooling schedule anytime, anywhere. It comes with helpful features such as filter replacement notifications and system diagnostics.
Your HVAC system works hard to keep you comfortable round-the-clock. Just like other machines, it needs proper care to function efficiently. With professional cleaning and regular tune-up, you don’t have to worry about unexpected heating or cooling problems. You can have peace of mind knowing that your system is taken care of by reliable professionals. Plus, you can enjoy these benefits:
Springtime is a beautiful season, and we want you to enjoy it with no worries. Follow these tips and feel free to give us a call at Kirk Air Conditioning & Heating for your comfort needs.