March 8, 2016
The end of winter guarantees spring is on the horizon, which means warmer weather, budding flowers and an increased usage of your Melrose Park heating & air. Although you have been heating your house all winter, preparing your HVAC system for the coming spring could help alleviate some headaches later on in the warmer seasons of the year.
When it gets hot, you’ll want to cool off, and when the energy bills come flowing in you’ll want to maximize your home’s efficiency. Below are a few tips from our professionals at Precision Plumbing on how to prepare the HVAC system in your home for the much appreciated spring weather.
- Check In With a Pro: Having a professional like Precision Plumbing come in to inspect your HVAC system is a smart step towards guaranteeing you’re ready for the spring. Scheduling a tune-up will help indicate any potential problems that could leave you stranded without AC on a blistering summer day this year. Like annual spring cleaning, this should become a seasonal habit.
- Get Your Ducts in a Row: Leaky ducts can lead to waster energy when heating and cooling your home. Having a professional come in to clean and maintain your ventilation ducts will help lower energy bills by increasing the energy efficiency of your home, as well as improve air quality if they were previously filled with dust and debris.
- Try Some New Tech: Programmable thermostats are a great way to utilize some new tech in your HVAC system. The devices allow you to program when you want your home heated and cooled so you’re not wasting energy while you’re not at home. Using a thermostat with wi-fi capabilities can even allow you to control the temperature levels of your home from a computer or mobile device, making energy efficiency easier than ever.
- Clear the Air (Filter): Replacing the air filter on your HVAC unit is a simple job that can drastically improve the air quality of your home. Replacement is simple once you have purchased a new filter, and the clean filter will improve efficiency of your HVAC system as well as provide cleaner, clearer air in your home. Throughout the summer, check your filter once a month to keep up on air quality maintenance during heavy AC use.
Call Precision for more advice on Melrose Park heating & air!