Make sure your Heating & Cooling system is ready for warmer weather!
Finally, the super-chilly winter days are gone, and we are ready to welcome the warm sunny days. It is also the time to conduct the maintenance and cleaning jobs we may have been putting off. During the next couple of months, you will probably not need to heat up your home; instead, due to rising temperatures outside, you will probably need to cool your home. So, you need to undertake the important job of ensuring that your Heating & Cooling system is geared up for the oncoming warmer months.
Your Heating & Cooling system has worked overtime during the winter months, so maintenance is very important. This will ensure that it is ready for cooling your home during the warmer months ahead. So, start your spring cleaning with HVAC maintenance, and make sure that your home or business is comfortable, healthy, and safe.
Change the Air Filters
Clogged air filters can cause your Heating & Cooling system to work harder to achieve the desired temperature. It also prevents proper air circulation in the home making the your system less effective. Another problem caused by dirty and clogged air filters is that of indoor air pollution. Dirty air filters cause the pollutants and allergens to circulate in the house. So, replacing your air filters should be on top of your priority list.
Do Not Ignore the Ducts
Changing the air filters alone might not be of much use if the ductwork is dirty and leaky. Leaky ductwork can reduce the efficiency of your system by over 40 percent, and can increase the energy bills by over 20 percent. So, it is important to seek professional help from a heating and cooling company to inspect, clean, and seal the ductwork.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
The compressor, also known as the heart of your cooling system, is located outdoors. This means your unit very likely accumulates a lot of debris from the surrounding environment. Clear the debris, and if required, use a vacuum cleaner to pull out debris from inside the cage.
Test Your Air Conditioner
You need to check if your air conditioner is functioning correctly and whether or not there are any defects that may need professional intervention. Run your air conditioner for a brief period and check if it is working fine. This will give you an opportunity to get the repairs done before the hot summer months.
Schedule Professional Heating & Cooling Maintenance
The best way to prepare your Heating & Cooling system for the cooling months is to get a professional Heating & Cooling Company to perform maintenance on your system. At Engineered Solutions, we can ensure that your air conditioner works at its peak efficiency without using up too much energy.
Now that we are well into spring, now is as good time to schedule air conditioner maintenance. This will ensure that your cooling system is ready to perform at its peak efficiency in the oncoming summer months.
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