With the weather continually changing, it’s essential to make sure you’re doing what you need to keep your HVAC system ready to face whatever you need to keep the temperature to your liking. Here are some tips to maintain your AC units each season.
In The Spring
During the spring, it’s essential to carry your spring cleaning over to your HVAC system. You can do things such as:
- Change your air filters
- Check your ducts
- Test your air conditioner
- Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance
- It’s essential to schedule regular maintenance – even after doing some work yourself. It’s good to let the experts check it out during a regular AC tune-up.
In The Summer
During the summer heat, you don’t want to be stuck in a warm house. The best things to do to keep your HVAC running smoothly are:
- Replace the air filters (again)
- Replacing air filters should typically be done every couple of months.
- Upgrade your thermostat
- Upgrading will help with making it easier to program the needed temperature at any time of day, meaning you’ll save money on your electric bill.
- Clean the outside of the condenser unit
- A dirty AC means it has to have to work harder, which can spike your electric bill.
In The Fall
As you’re bracing yourself for winter, it’s good to do some more light cleaning to make sure you’re ready for the cold. You can do things such as:
- Cleaning the vents
- Make sure nothing is blacking any of the vents, such as rugs or furniture.
- Preventing any clogging in the drain line
- Reprogramming the thermostat
- When you’re getting ready to transition from cooling to heating, it’s smart to adjust your thermostat’s learned settings. This fix can save you time in the long run and money.
In The Winter
“Winter is Here.” This season means it’s time to switch on your heater and brace yourself for the cold. Here are the best things to do to make the season go smoothly:
- Add some insulation.
- This process might not feel like it has much to do with your HVAC system. This installation will help with the overall efficiency of a house.
- Cover the outdoor unit
- Since you might not be using the AC much this season, you may consider covering the unit to help with any ice that may occur or to protect it from any debris.
- Schedule an HVAC inspection
- It’s essential to get your HVAC checked twice a year. During a time you don’t want to lose heat, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need to have a smooth season.
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