The seasons are changing and spring has come. Soon summer will be here and that comes with warmer weather.

If you are more of the prepping type, these tips will help save you time and money if your HVAC system decides to crap out on you.

  1. Schedule an AC tune-up – First and foremost I personally would schedule a spring tune up for your air conditioning unit. Inevitably, we would miss something trying to make everything right with our heating and cooling units so having a professional come in to take care of the job first just seems best practice to me. Afterwards, we can perform and keep an eye on some of the following to help maintain.
  2. Change Your Filter – The filter is located (a majority of the time) by the furnace. This keeps all of the dirt, debris, and other junk out of your system which can cause issues in the long run. Find your furnace size when the technician is there or it should be located on the filter itself. You can pick up replacements at your local hardware or department store. Good practice is to change your filter ever few months.
  3. Install a “Fancy” AKA Smart Thermostat – With the new thermostats you are able to schedule what your system is actually doing during different times of the day. For instance, if you are going to be gone a certain time of day, you may want to have the house set to a warmer temperature so that the AC unit is not overworked.
  4. Check Thermostat Batteries – This is an all too common issue. We will not rant on this one but check your batteries to your thermostat to ensure they are still working.
  5. Keep Outside Unit Tidy – Now I am not saying you need to be out daily with the feather duster, cleaning off the air conditioner but, make sure there are not things blocking the unit or any plants growing to overtake the AC into something from “The Little Shop of Horrors”. An obstructed AC unit can cause different issues that are easily preventable.

These are just a few things that you can keep a lookout for during the shift in the seasons to help with some preventative maintenance. This post was brought to you by https://www.westervilleheatcool.comĀ 

If you have any questions or concerns about your heating and cooling system feel free to reach out to them as they are an expert in the industry.

Top Reasons for Ac Tune-ups

Approaching the warm weather in the upcoming months and I wanted to touch on getting your air conditioner tuned up. A majority of us have cars and some of us show more love to them than others do. Fluid checks, oil changes, things replaced, and so on just to name a few. We often forget to have a tune up done to our air conditioner prior to the spring season. Your vehicles are nice and all, but you do not live in the car. Preparing for the hot summer days is crucial to keeping everyone cool in the home.

Getting the appointment

Scheduling an actual appointment to have your ac looked at can be more difficult than you think. In peak season and the warmer the weather gets, HVAC contractors will begin to be more booked up and may not be able to tend to your needs as timely as you would like. Having your pre season checkup is not only great to secure the appointment but can save you in mid summer from needing to call a technician for air conditioner repairs.

Better Efficiency

The longer you go with your ac unattended to, the more filth will build up making your ac have to work double time to produce good results. Having a tune up done to your ac unit will maximize the efficiency of your system and help cut cost on energy bills.

Preventative Maintenance

When scheduling your tune up it could be the most cost effective thing you have done in a while. Not only by saving you money making your system more efficient, but doing a little PM work as well. A certified technician is going to be able to tell you any issues he sees with your system and give you the next proper steps in fixing them. Repairs are way less costly than replacing an entire air conditioning unit. Im sure you would smile about a $300 bill than one that could add another zero to the end 6 months down the road. Do not be nervous to invest money into the equipment of you home that stay out of the mind.