Get Your HVAC Ready for Spring!
March marks the official beginning of spring. Though it may not feel like it yet, summer is just around the corner.
This also means that soon it will be time to switch over from heating your home to cooling it instead.
All winter long, your heater has been working hard to keep you cozy inside your home. But now, it is ready for a good vacation, and your air conditioning system may need to be coaxed out of hibernation to take over.
Here are some tips from Constant Home Comfort to ensure your HVAC system is ready for spring:
Schedule Your Pre-Spring HVAC Maintenance & Cleaning
For safety as well as energy efficiency’s sake, it is a wise plan to schedule a routine HVAC maintenance inspection and cleaning at least twice per year, once just before spring and again just before winter.
Change your filters each season.
This allows your system to work more efficiently and gives you and your family cleaner air to breathe.
Invest in a programmable thermostat.
Wi-Fi thermostats can be programmed from your computer or mobile device giving you the ability to control the temperature in your home while you’re away, helping you keep more money in your pocket.
Schedule an Air Duct Test & Cleaning
Cleaning your ducts will lower your energy bills, improve the flow of cool air throughout your home, reduce allergy symptoms, keep you and your loved ones safe, and ensure your indoor air is as clean and healthy as possible.
Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector
Having a working detector is critical to home safety precisely because you will not be able to detect a carbon monoxide leak on your own.
Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and potentially lethal. With a carbon monoxide detector in place, you will be instantly alerted if carbon monoxide is detected.
Keep your HVAC units clean.
If your heating and cooling units are outside, make sure to clear any debris that may be gathering around the coils. Keeping leaves out of the system will certainly help your system run properly.