With changes coming outside, prepare with or the changes inside. Your heating system has kept you and your family comfortable for months. Now is the sweet spot between extreme seasons to tune-up and maintain your systems.
Check out our tips below to get your HVAC system all set for spring.
Change the Air Filter
Heating and cooling systems often share a common filter system. Even if you haven’t used your air conditioning system yet, your heating system might have dirtied your filters. Also, most systems need a new screen every one to three months, depending on its efficiency.
Look to an air filter to improve the healthy air quality in your home. A dirty filter means dirty air quality; it also means your system must work harder to push out the air you need. So when you change your filter, you can end up saving on your utility bill and getting cooler air more quickly.
Clean Your Ducts
Your cooling system will send air all around your home, but it also draws from your duct work. Dirty ducts lead to dirty air spread throughout your home. Like inserting new air filters, cleaning your ducts will keep your air quality safe and may prevent excess allergens from spreading. A professional HVAC technician can assess your ductwork and whether it is ready for cleaning.
Seal Up Your Ducts
Seal up any breaks in your ductwork to make sure the cold air you need goes where you want it. Between 20-30% of cooled air escapes through gaps in the ductwork according to the US Department of Energy. Patching up your ductwork will improve your home’s air quality and your system’s efficiency.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Between the frigid and hot seasons is the perfect time to upgrade your thermostat. If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure to set it from heating to cooling. If you don’t have a smart thermostat yet, consider having one installed now to take advantage of energy savings through scheduling and self-correcting options.
Heaney Plumbing and Heating has been in the industry for over 50 years. If you have noticed problems in your ductwork or heating/cooling systems, contact us soon before our schedule fills up.