Realizing that your air conditioner isn’t working on a hot day is unpleasant, inconvenient, and expensive. Get ahead of potential HVAC problems by using the mild spring days to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. You’ll be thankful that your air conditioner is running smoothly when summer comes around. Here are our top spring HVAC tips.
Turn Your System Off
Enjoy some fresh air! One of the best things about transition seasons is getting the chance to improve air quality in your home by turning off your HVAC system and opening the windows. Enjoy the days that you don’t need heat or air conditioning and turn on the fans to improve air circulation.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
While your windows are open, roll up your sleeves and do some spring cleaning. Clear debris from your outdoor unit. Clean the vents and make sure they’re not blocked by carpets or furniture. Have your ducts cleaned. Change your air filters. Anything you can do to keep your HVAC system free of obstructions, small and large, will improve its efficiency and prolong its lifespan.
Check Your Ceiling Fans
We’ve said it before; transition seasons are the perfect time to take inventory of your HVAC system and all of its components. That includes your ceiling fans. During the winter, set your fan to turn clockwise and push warm air back down. During the summer, running your ceiling fan counterclockwise pulls warm air up and pushes cool air back down. Most ceiling fans have a switch that changes the direction, helping you save big on your energy bill.
Check Your House for Leaks
Paying to cool the air in your home, only to have warm air infiltrate your house through leaks, is a colossal waste of energy and money. Help keep your home more comfortable and lower your bills by sealing up drafty windows and doors and making sure your attic is properly insulated.
Get Regular Maintenance
There are a few things you can do regularly to help keep your system running smoothly, but the number one thing you can do is have regular preventative maintenance. Having your HVAC system inspected by a professional will help catch small problems before they become big problems. It’s the best way to ensure that your system doesn’t go out unexpectedly. Having your system serviced routinely also helps your system run more efficiently, saving money on your energy bills.
For customers who want to be proactive, A.N. Roth offers our Performance Plus Service Plan. This plan provides twice-a-year preventive maintenance for your heating and cooling equipment by one of our licensed technicians. At your request, we can even customize the most appropriate and economical blend of coverage for your home or office system—from periodic inspections and thorough cleanings and repairs to full parts and labor coverage. And, if you do have a problem with your HVAC system, A.N. Roth’s Performance Plus Service Plan customers receive a 15% discount on demand service calls. If you have questions about your HVAC system, contact A.N. Roth today!