With warmer months coming on quickly, Lafayette residents are among the many families beginning to crank up their AC systems to defend their homes against the warmer weather. It’s essential to prepare your HVAC unit for the brutal summer months, and you don’t want to wake up one morning in a room the same temperature as outside. Fortunately, we have some tips to prepare your HVAC system for spring and how to incorporate those tips into your spring cleaning routine.
Clean Around Your Unit
Lawn care during the winter months is complicated, and most of the time, people resign themselves to letting everything pile up and dealing with it in spring. This means that your exterior AC unit is likely filled with dust, dirt, and leaves. Your first step in preparing your HVAC system for spring is to dust off your unit and vacuum the fins to remove the smaller particles that may be surrounding it. Doing this ensures that you remove anything that could potentially clog and ruin the performance of your system — or even your system itself.
Change Your Air Filters
It’s always recommended that you change your filters every three months, and if you haven’t changed your filter during the season, odds are you’re overdue. Cleaning your filter ensures that clean air is coming through your system, and you don’t want to start the season off with dirty air. In addition, a dirty air filter could mean forcing your air conditioning system to work overtime at the beginning of the season, costing you money all spring and summer.
Clean and Seal Your Air Ducts
Without much air flowing throughout the season, your air ducts probably built up a ton of dust, and it’s also likely that you have air escaping from the ducts in your home. Consider having HVAC technicians come to assess your system for any insulation and cleaning needs you may have. Saving your system at the beginning of the season can mean real savings when you have to switch back to heat.
Consider a Programmable Thermostat
In the warmer months, odds are you’re spending a ton of time outdoors. If you aren’t home, you’re probably wasting a ton of energy from your cooling system trying to cool your home to temperatures it doesn’t need to be. Consider a programmable thermostat if you want to prepare your HVAC system for the warmest time of year.
Programmable thermostats won’t run you a lot of cash and allow you the convenience of being able to set your thermostat whenever you want and wherever you want. You can also program it to adjust to the cooler nighttime temperatures automatically. Some smart thermostats even adjust to your schedule, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Test Your System
The final step is to test your HVAC system. It’s easy to turn it on when it seems most convenient, but you never know what problems you could encounter. It’s always a good idea to be proactive and make sure that you’re prepared for any issues in your system — like air conditioning repair and replacement — when you can afford to address it.
Service Your HVAC System Today With Boiler Heating & Cooling
Your heating and cooling system is very important to you and your family’s comfort and well-being. Because of this, you need professional HVAC technicians who know the importance of having an efficient and effective system for your home. Contact the Boiler Heating & Cooling family of five-star HVAC professionals for service that is sure to warm your heart and your home.