Spring HVAC Tips For the Average Homeowner
Posted in HVAC on June 6, 2018
Spring is in the air and our HVAC systems are getting ready for the rising temperatures that are headed our way. Spring is a good time for the average homeowner to check a few things and make sure your system is ready before it is crunch time in summer. Here is a quick checklist of what you can do to get ready.
Set Your Thermostat
Check the thermostat and the batteries. Spring can be a good time to save on energy costs. Set your temperature at a comfortable setting and do make sure you have switched it from heat to cool. If you have a duel temperature setting just make sure the range is good the spring temperatures in your area. Also, if you have a battery in your thermostat then make sure they are good. A good rule is to switch them out every spring and fall.
If you want to make sure that your air is still blowing good cold air set it to 10 degrees lower than the temperature inside and makes sure that the system turns on and is blowing cold air in each room. If so then set the temperature back to the normal setting. If not you may have an issue that needs to be addressed.
Do these next few steps and then check the system again:
Check Your Air Filter
First, check your filter. At a minimum switch out your filter every spring and fall. To get the best out of your system it needs to be switched every 30 days. Thinner filters are switched more often that thicker ones so check the filter recommendations for your system.
Check Your Outside Unit
Next, be sure to check out your outside unit and clear any grass weeds or trash that may be around it. Anything that can restrict the airflow around the unit can cause it not to run correctly.
Clean Your Vents
The last thing to check is to make sure that all your vents and returns are not blocked and clear around them. Any blockage here can also make your system not run at peak efficiency.
These quick tips can help you get your HVAC system ready for spring.