Routine maintenance plays a major role in the efficiency and longevity of your HVAC system. Having your equipment serviced in the spring prepares it for summer. After all, the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to malfunction on one of the hottest days of the year.
Here a trusted installer of electric heaters and air conditioners shares tips for preparing your HVAC system for spring.
Replace air filters. Among the easiest ways to keep your HVAC system in good shape is to regularly replace the air filters. Dirty filters will restrict airflow and put undue stress on your equipment. As a result, your HVAC unit will become more prone to malfunctions and even early failure. Regular air filter replacements also help keep the air you breathe at home as clean as possible.
Assess your energy costs. Even with routine maintenance, you’ll eventually need to replace your HVAC system. Assessing your energy costs will help you determine if this time has come. If your heating and cooling costs have significantly increased over the years, a replacement might be necessary. If you’re curious about furnace prices, Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. can help by providing you with a free estimate.
Clean your outdoor unit. Get rid of debris like leaves, branches and other materials that have built up around your outdoor unit. Removing these obstructions will improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and help prevent malfunctions. Vents must be free of dirt, dust and other debris to ensure optimal unit performance.
Schedule a professional service. Experts recommend scheduling professional HVAC inspection and maintenance at least twice a year. Have your technician tune up your equipment in the spring and fall, before the heating and cooling seasons. Doing this will allow you to catch issues that can potentially cause serious problems in the future. Regular service can also help prolong the life of your HVAC system.
Let Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. handle your HVAC maintenance and repair needs. We specialize in radiant heat, cooling system tune-ups, indoor air quality and more! Give us a call at (715) 246-2660 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.