It’s finally time to say goodbye to winter and welcome the warmer temperatures of spring. As we’re experiencing warmer temperatures during the spring season, HVAC maintenance is more important than ever. Preparing your HVAC system for the spring season ensures the best performance out of your HVAC, prolongs its life, keeps running efficiently, and reduces energy costs while maintaining your home’s comfort levels during these warmer months. Here are three more helpful tips for preparing your HVAC system for spring to get the best use out of your HVAC and ensure it doesn’t fail this season.
Installing a Programmable or Smart Thermostat
If you want to install a valuable upgrade to your home’s heating and cooling system, consider investing in a programmable or smart thermostat. Programmable and smart thermostats allow you to control your home’s indoor temperature settings throughout the day and week to fit your needs and schedule, helping you optimize your home’s temperatures. With a programmable and smart thermostat, your HVAC unit will run more efficiently, prolonging its service time and saving you money on your monthly utility bill.
Clearing the Debris Surrounding Your Outdoor Unit
Throughout the fall and winter seasons, debris such as leaves, overgrown plants, shrubs, branches, and dirt can accumulate around the exterior of your HVAC unit. You can clear the debris surrounding your HVAC unit with simple actions such as pulling surrounding weeds, trimming overgrown plants, branches, and shrubs, raking the leaves within a two feet perimeter, using a vacuum hose or broom to clean off the coils, and hosing it down with a garden hose, amongst other actions. Clearing the exterior of your HVAC unit for the spring season helps keep your HVAC free of obstructions while improving its performance during the spring months.
Check for Leaks and Cracks
Even if your HVAC receives regular maintenance over time, it can develop cracks and leaks from the previous winter months. When your HVAC system has cracks or is leaking, it becomes less efficient, making it increasingly difficult to cool your home and can cause your energy bill to increase. If you notice cracks or leaks in your HVAC system, you should contact an HVAC technician for repairs or replacement before you start using your HVAC during the spring season.
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