As the weather warms up and the yard starts blooming, it’s time to prepare your air conditioning unit for regular use. Some simple preparation with the help of your HVAC contractor will ensure that your system is ready to run efficiently and reliably throughout the spring and summer. Follow the guide below for a comfortable and pleasant home.
Spring Care Checklist for Your HVAC System
1. Upgrade Your Thermostat
Thermostats have an expected lifespan of 10 years, but you may find it worthwhile to upgrade your hardware before that point. New smart thermostat technology is designed to help your system run at peak efficiency. By monitoring your habits and automatically adjusting the temperature in your home, it will reduce your energy usage, lower your monthly utility bills, and keep you more comfortable.
2. Clean Vents
The vents inside your home have likely accumulated some dust throughout the winter. Dust off your vents and take a look at your ducts when you remove the covers. If you see debris or dust buildup inside the ducts, schedule a duct cleaning. Most homeowners need this done every three to five years.
3. Stock Up on Filters
Spring is a time when the outdoor air quality gets low. Pollen in the air, shedding pets, and a kick-up of dust during spring cleaning will reduce your indoor air quality. When your HVAC contractor comes in for your tune-up, have them show you how to change your filter. Stock up on spare filters and change them routinely throughout the spring. Start by changing them every 90 days, or every 60 if you have pets, and adjust your schedule based on how dirty the filters are. A fresh filter will catch most of those pollutants to keep your family breathing easy.
Your HVAC contractor will be key in preparing your system for a comfortable spring and summer. You can trust your home to the team at Kendall’s Heating & Air in Hiawassee, GA. This team has been serving families throughout Town County for more than 40 years with a full range of cost-effective services, from regular maintenance to new AC installations. Reach out to the HVAC contractors online or call (706) 896-0830 to request a free estimate today.