As winter draws to a close, it’s important to ensure that your HVAC system is ready for spring. Proper end-of-winter maintenance can help ensure that your system operates efficiently and effectively throughout the spring and summer months. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to ensure your HVAC system is ready for spring with end-of-winter maintenance tips.
Change Air Filters
One of the easiest end-of-winter maintenance tasks is to change your air filters. Dirty air filters can restrict airflow and reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. By changing your air filters, you can improve indoor air quality and ensure that your system is operating efficiently.
Check Thermostat Settings
As the weather warms up, you may need to adjust your thermostat settings. Check your thermostat to ensure that it’s set to a comfortable temperature for the spring and summer months. Consider installing a programmable thermostat, which can help you save money on your energy bills and ensure that your home stays comfortable.
Inspecting your ductwork is an important end-of-winter maintenance task. Look for any signs of damage or leaks, which can reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system and contribute to poor indoor air quality. If you notice any issues, contact a professional HVAC technician to address the problem.
Schedule a Tune-Up
Scheduling a tune-up before the spring and summer months can help ensure that your HVAC system is operating efficiently and effectively. During a tune-up, a professional HVAC technician will inspect and clean your system, ensuring that it’s ready to handle the increased workload of the warmer months.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
Cleaning the outdoor unit of your HVAC system is an important end-of-winter maintenance task. Clear away any debris, such as leaves and branches, from around the unit. Use a garden hose to gently clean the unit, removing any dirt or dust that may have accumulated during the winter months.
Check for Air Leaks
Checking for air leaks is an important end-of-winter maintenance task. Look for any drafts around doors, windows, and other areas. Seal any air leaks with weatherstripping or caulk to prevent heat from escaping and reduce the workload on your HVAC system.
The Final Word
End-of-winter maintenance is essential for ensuring that your HVAC system is ready for the spring and summer months. By changing air filters, checking thermostat settings, inspecting ductwork, scheduling a tune-up, cleaning the outdoor unit, and checking for air leaks, you can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your HVAC system. At Bonsky Heating and Cooling, we offer a variety of HVAC maintenance and repair services to help keep your system running smoothly throughout the year. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help ensure that your HVAC system is ready for spring.
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