Since it still feels like winter in the Northeast, not many homeowners are prioritizing getting their HVAC systems prepped for spring or summer. With spring just a few weeks away, warm weather will bring forth a lot of beautiful things — rain showers, flowers, lush green trees. Unfortunately, as anyone with allergies knows, spring also brings pollen and other irritating allergens. Airborne allergens on top of a neglected system could make for a sick and uncomfortable household.
In addition to improving indoor air quality, it’s always a great idea to schedule a professional air conditioning tune-up to help increase energy efficiency, lower utility bills, and ward off repairs and replacements during the summer when our residential and commercial HVAC technicians in Cherry Hill, NJ, are typically busier.
But, you can read more below to find out what “chores” you could incorporate into your spring cleaning tradition to support your heating and/or air conditioning system.
Changing air filters is the key to maintaining healthy indoor air quality. If your air filter is dirty, then you will have polluted air in your home. Additionally, a dirty air filter will make it harder for your air conditioner to do its job resulting in reduced airflow, more wear and tear, and higher energy costs.
Although this doesn’t need to be done every spring, it’s recommended to schedule a professional duct cleaning at least every five to seven years to maintain air quality in your home year-round. A professional will also be able to tell you the current state of your ducts during seasonal inspections.
With a new season, there is no better time to consider installing a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat is not only convenient, but it is an extremely cost-effective investment. You’ll be able to easily control the temperature of your space whether it’s day or night, and help save yourself some money.
Cleaning Around The Outside Unit
It’s possible that over the winter months, trash, overgrown foliage, or other debris could have cluttered up around your condenser unit. Keep a minimum of a two-foot clearance around the entire unit to prevent any issues.
Schedule a Spring Tune-Up!
Having maintenance tune-ups by a professional HVAC technician bi-annually is vital to the performance and longevity of your system. Don’t wait until you have a problem that needs repairing. You should have a technician come out to your home to clean and inspect your systems before the cooling and heating months begin.
In fact, you may even want to consider a preventative maintenance contract. Learn more about maintenance contracts by watching the video below and to see how they can be beneficial to homeowners.
At Cold 1 Services, we offer annual preventative maintenance contracts on all gas, oil, steam heaters, heat pumps, and air conditioning units. Our residential and commercial HVAC specialists in Burlington County, NJ, will take care of your system during the transitional spring season when we’re switching from heat to air day-to-day. Call us today to schedule your spring maintenance appointment!