We still have a few weeks left where we will need our furnace to kick on to warm the house. In this last stretch of winter, your HVAC should hopefully work just as intended, but now is also time to look forward to spring and summer. To help avoid HVAC problems, there are some things you should check on before the seasons transition.
Programmable thermostats are great, both for the ease of setting it and carrying on with your everyday life, but also because they help your home’s energy efficiency. You certainly want your thermostat to work just as well in the summer, and checking on it now won’t just help you then, but you can catch has been slightly off this winter.
Finding that your thermostat has been faulty can be an easy fix, or a complicated one. If the issue is with the thermostat itself, it is possible that you can calibrate the thermostat so it works properly again. Unfortunately, the problem could lie with the furnace itself. When airflow is restricted, it can cause parts of the furnace to heat too quickly, causing its emergency stop system to kick in. A professional HVAC technician can help diagnose the problem.
Keeping the proper airflow is not only good for your HVAC system, but it can be good for your health too. Dust and debris can accumulate on your air filters, forming clogs that restrict airflow. That can cause parts of your home to become either warmer or cooler than you would like, or put more strain on your system. Also, with spring approaching, you will want your air filters to catch any allergens that could float around.
Your air conditioning may not be on your mind and that’s OK, you still have time before needing it during the summer heat. But sooner rather than later, have an HVAC technician look at your air conditioning for some routine maintenance, and to limit the chance of having an issue later in the year.
Do not take your heating for granted. Checking your HVAC at the end of the season can help you prepare for next winter, and can help your system work better and more efficiently in the long run. The professionals at Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning are here to help for your transition, and can service or repair and HVAC problems you may have. Call us today at (734) 425-1415.