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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.com
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.