As the seasons start to change, now is an ideal time to have the entire HVAC system inspected in your home. You will want to contact us to schedule a fall inspection. Preventative maintenance will help reduce the chance of a larger issue occurring, when you need to rely on the unit. We will check all the parts and components of the system to make sure they are working correctly. If there is an issue, it is always best to catch it at the first sign, before the problem gets worse. Also, if the issue is fixed soon enough, it saves you time and money in the long run.
We can check the furnace system before you will need to turn it on. This helps to make sure everything will be ready to go, and you can just flip the switch once you want to have warmer air in your home. We can check the ductwork for any issues. This can include cracks, punctures, or even debris in it. Having the ductwork in ideal condition will save you money. If there is damage to it, the warm air that is produced, can leak through any holes or cracks. This will lead to your monthly energy bill increasing. We can also check the filter, to ensure it is clean. Based on the recommended schedule, you will need to change the filter, to ensure that the air movement is the best it can be.
Remember the Thermostat
The thermostat in your home should also be inspected. If you are looking to purchase a new one, consider a programmable one. This allows you to set the temperature based on the days of the week, and hours of the day. If your schedule is pretty consistent, you will benefit from these thermostats. They allow you to adjust the time frame of when you want the home to have the ideal air temperature. This allows the system not to run as much when you are gone. In the end, you will save money because it is not operating as much as it used to.
Having regular inspections done this summer help improve the efficiency of your air conditioner. You will stay cool while also avoiding emergency breakdowns. This also helps to save money on your energy bills. A well maintained air conditioning unit would run more efficiently, use less energy, and cost less money to run. Properly maintained systems will last longer before needing to be replaced. If you are not sure how often to inspect the air conditioner, make sure to contact us, and we can advise you on the correct schedule.
Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance
Replacing your air conditioner air filter is important. If you have a reusable filter, then cleaning it is one of the most important regular maintenance. It should be done every month during high-use seasons, as well as once during the fall and spring. You can locate the filter behind the return air grille on a wall or ceiling in a central room of the house. Also inside the blower compartment of the air handler, or in a slot on the side, bottom, or top of your system. When the filter becomes full of dirt, dust, or other air pollutants, the airflow will decrease. This will make your system work harder than it should have to. The air flowing through your system may also become dirtier, dustier, and prone to triggering allergy and asthma symptoms.
Before the air conditioner is worked on, make sure to turn off the unit. Do this at the service disconnect on your outdoor unit or at the main breaker panel of your home. Then the access panel should be removed on the condensing unit and see if you see any signs of overheating. This can included melted insulation on wires, blackened or burned-looking wires.
Also do inspections for the thermostat to make sure it’s working properly and keeps your home at the right temperature. If you have an older thermostat, you may want to consider upgrading to a programmable model. A programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature higher when no one is home. It also will cool the house down about 30 minutes before people arrive home for the evening. That way you will always have a comfortable home waiting for you. You will also save energy and money by not having your air conditioner running all day when no one is at home.
Over time leaves, dirt, grass clippings and the like will build up on the outside of the air conditioner unit. This results in decreasing system capacity and reducing airflow. Regular inspections can help improve the efficiency of the air conditioning unit.
For your HVAC system, now is the perfect time of the year to make ensure it is working efficiently. The weather is uncertain, mixing from snow to rain. March is the perfect time to inspect the filters for your furnace. It is also a great time to get on the list for the upcoming air conditioning season. You will want to make sure your air conditioner is ready to operate when you will need it this summer. Since late spring is a busy time for specialists, get ready now. To get on the waiting list, you can ensure the air conditioner will be ready when you need it to be.
Proper HVAC services now will not only help maintain comfort, but they also prepare your air conditioning. This is especially important for the coming summer and help the heating system close out the season on a strong note. If you have any questions with your system, make sure to contact us.
Spring maintenance is essential to ensure that an air conditioner will work in top condition during the coming hot weather and will not unnecessarily drain power. Maintenance has a long term benefit as well. This helps the air conditioner improve the longevity of it.
No matter what warning signs you see from your furnace, heat pump, or other heating system, we advise that you call us. If you allow the problem to continue, it will worsen into a more expensive repair. This could cause extensive damage to the system. Sometimes a full replacement may be needed if you ignore the warning signs. Even if you think the problem is small, it is best to have it looked at. This can save time, money, and stress in the long run.
Knowing the age of your air conditioner is important. You will want to notice if it has shown signs that it’s wearing down. If it’s over 15 years old , it may no longer be efficient. Now is a perfect time to arrange to have a new system installed. If you have any questions, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the perfect air conditioner for your home.