Spring is here which means spring cleaning is in full swing for a lot of homeowners. As you tackle each room in your house this season, don’t forget about the appliance that deserves more attention: your HVAC system. Prevent future problems and unwanted costs with this HVAC maintenance checklist.
Dirty filters restrict the air flow, putting a strain on your HVAC equipment and forcing it to work harder. Not only that, but when you have an air filter that’s dirty – you can expect the air you breathe is, too. It’s recommended to change your air filter every 1-3 months, depending on the activity in your home. When you replace your air filters, you save money on energy costs and your indoor air quality will greatly improve.
A lot has happened outside since you last used your outdoor unit, such as changing of seasons and winter storms. Dirt, dust, and other debris can accumulate around your unit in the winter. Before you turn it on for the first time this season, remove any outdoor AC covers and clean around your unit. Schedule an appointment for maintenance so that a professional can clean the inside of your unit. To avoid injury, it’s important you don’t attempt to clean the inside of your unit yourself.
With a programmable thermostat, you can save up to 10% on your electricity bills in a year. If you don’t currently have one, you should invest in one. It’s a game changer! While you can certainly set your thermostat manually and have been for years – by having the ability to program your thermostat automatically, you’re keeping the temperature consistent whether you’re home or away. You know how the story goes – it’s summer, you come home, turn on your thermostat for the first time that day, and wait for your home to cool down. With a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to worry about walking into an uncomfortably hot or cold home anymore. Not only that, but you can save money while you’re at it. Talk about a win-win!
Last but certainly not least, schedule your HVAC maintenance this spring. You don’t want to wait until summer because you run the risk of working your unit too hard before it’s been serviced. To avoid a potential breakdown when you need your unit the most, have a technician come out to your home this spring to inspect your unit.
Spring cleaning your HVAC unit often requires the help and attention from a licensed professional, like the HVAC technicians at Action Air. The best time to get your AC maintained is in the spring, before the hot Indianapolis summer hits. Call the pros at Action Air to schedule your AC maintenance today at 317-585-8981 or fill out our online form here.
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