Is Your HVAC System Ready for Spring?
Before spring fully arrives, you should make sure your HVAC system is prepared to handle the warmer weather. Our long winter can take a toll on your heating and cooling equipment, but you can get it ready for the new season by taking the following steps:
- Change Your Air Filter: This is the simplest step of all. Air filters should be replaced at least once every three months. You should replace them more often if your house is prone to dust or if you have pets. Clean air filters can also help protect your HVAC equipment from dust and debris buildup, while also improving the quality of your indoor air.
- Have the Coils Cleaned: Winter storms often leave outdoor condenser units covered with branches and other types of debris. It’s important that coils be cleaned to ensure your system functions properly.
- Have Ducts Sealed and Insulated: Leaking ducts can result in as much as 30 percent of heated or cooled air loss, according Energy Star. Having leaky ducts sealed is an inexpensive fix that can lower your utility bills. Make sure to have an HVAC professional inspect your ductwork for leaks.
- Schedule a Tune-Up: Getting a regular tune-up for your HVAC system can help keep it running at peak efficiency, thus saving you more money. During a tune-up, your HVAC professional will thoroughly inspect your system for any problems, while also handling basic maintenance tasks.
- Get a New System: A new, more efficient system can help keep your home more comfortable during the spring and summer. It will also be less likely to malfunction and more affordable to operate. Replacement is an especially good option if your HVAC system is more than 10 years old.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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