Aside from shedding your layers and swapping your wardrobe, the best thing about spring is switching off the heater. Along with the change in season, comes a change in heating to cooling systems. While making the transition is cause for celebration, it’s important not to get distracted by the fresh air. First things first: check the state of your air conditioning unit. After a long winter season of ignoring it, the unit might need a little love. By taking an early look, you’ll be able to avoid any problems – and confidently beat the heat in the dead of summer.
Provide Early and Regular Care
Just like everything else, catching problems early on is ideal when it comes to saving money. By investing in early care for your HVAC system, you can avoid massive breakdowns and ensure your AC unit doesn’t leave you stranded when you need it most.
The month of May is a good time to start thinking about preparing for summer. If your HVAC is acting sluggish and you can’t figure out why, the reason might be as simple as changing or cleaning your air filter. The air filter enables fresh air to enter the HVAC system and ensures the unit works efficiently. Over time, the air filter gets blocked with dust and debris, which will cause the unit to lose efficiency and perhaps break down. Keeping your air filter clean is the easiest way to prevent breakdowns, keep your indoor air quality high, and ensure your HVAC is working efficiently. Many experts recommend changing your air filter at least twice per year, however, if you have pets or if people in your home have allergies or asthma, you should consider cleaning it or changing it more often.
Learn About Easy Alternatives
For those not wanting to spend extra on cooling costs, learn more about easy alternatives to using your air conditioning unit. By giving the unit a break from working over-time, you’ll not only lengthen the time between calls but also its lifespan. Top of the list: installing a smart ceiling fan.
With summer around the corner, tick off your to-do list with these tips and ensure a hassle (and heat) free summer. Contact The Rogers Group today for more information about HVAC maintenance.