As the icy chill of winter gives way to springtime warmth, you’ll want to make sure your HVAC system is able to make the transition from heating to cooling. A little end of winter maintenance can go a long way towards aiding this transition, plus it’ll help you keep your HVAC system in peak condition year-round.
If you’re wondering what should be on your end of winter maintenance to-do list, here are a few maintenance tasks you should tackle before spring arrives.
A clogged-up air filter can put a dent in your HVAC system’s performance and efficiency, resulting in unnecessary wear and tear on your unit and a higher electricity bill each month. You may also notice an increase in allergies and asthma symptoms, as a dirty air filter can also affect your home’s indoor air quality. A regularly scheduled replacement of your HVAC air filter can help prevent these and other issues.
It’s a good idea to check your thermostat’s current settings and make the appropriate adjustments for the upcoming spring and summer months. In addition to reprogramming your thermostat, it’s also a good idea to check and replace the battery located inside. A bad battery can prevent your HVAC system from working properly.
Your HVAC system’s air ducts can also use some well-needed attention. Make sure there aren’t any segments that are physically damaged or disconnected. Also, watch for dust buildup within the ductwork as well as on the air intake and supply vents.
Last but not least, you should have a seasoned HVAC technician perform a thorough inspection of your HVAC system before the start of spring. Using sophisticated tools and training, your HVAC technician can uncover hard-to-spot problems and correct those problems quickly and safely.
For more advice on end of winter maintenance, turn to the professionals at Powers Heating & Air in Peachtree City.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.