Some winters seem to last forever, while others are more mild. In either case, your HVAC system has been firing up during the days and nights to help keep you and your family comfortable while indoors. As the days get longer and weather gets warmer, the transition from winter to spring will affect things both inside and outside.
That transition means that your HVAC system will go through some changes as well, and this is the right time to begin preparations. Make sure your system is in the best shape with our spring HVAC maintenance tips.
Before all of your attention is focused inside, you should first look outside. Once the snow has melted and cleared away, be able to examine the area around your air conditioner. You should clean up the debris around the unit before first turning it on. Plus, if you plan on doing any gardening this spring, leave a clearance of at least two feet around the air conditioner.
You should also remember this would be a great time to inspect and replace your air filters. After that, take a lap around your home and inspect your supply vents and return grills. Make sure they are clear of dust and pet hair to make sure air flow is as efficient as possible.
Dry winters can wreak havoc on your body, both causing dry skin and breathing troubles. It is likely that you have been running your humidifier these last couple months, but as the spring rains begin, your humidity outdoors will also raise the humidity indoors, and you will need to adjust those settings.
Think of any upgrades that your home might find useful, such as replacing your thermostat. Losing heat to an inefficient thermostat during the winter would also mean losing money. Do not allow your thermostat to lose control, and install a programmable thermostat, or even a smart thermostat that you can control from your phone.
Last, the transition from winter to spring can also be a time to look forward to the summer. Scheduling an HVAC tune-up will ensure that your system did not experience any unexpected damages during the winter and maintaining your system is always better than calling in for emergency repairs.
The transition from winter to spring can give you and your family many things to look forward to, and one of those things should continue to be comfortable in your own home. For more information on keeping your HVAC system running just as it should, call Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415. Our staff is ready to answer all questions you may have.