Friday, March 2, 2018

Your HVAC Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring is the season that is full of fresh starts and new beginnings. The weather will start to warm up, flowers will be blooming and it’s a great time to turn your focus towards your indoor air quality and any winter clutter that has been left behind. Royal Heating & Air also knows that it’s a great time to make sure that your HVAC unit is ready for the hot summer weather. It may still be chilly outside, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t worry about prepping your HVAC unit for spring. Make sure to schedule your spring HVAC maintenance with the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks before the warm weather arrives. By having your unit maintained and cleaned regularly, your unit will be more efficient and your home’s air will be healthier. We have put together a spring maintenance checklist to make sure your HVAC system is ready for spring.

HVAC Spring Maintenance Checklist

Air Filter – it’s a great idea to change your air filter with the change of seasons. Air filters should be changed according to their use, but on average every 30 to 90 days. You should check your air filter every month and you shouldn’t wait longer than 3 months to replace it. Having a clean air filter is crucial in maintaining good indoor air quality. If your air filter is dirty, then your air inside of your home will more than likely be dirty.

Duct Cleaning & Sealing – it’s a good idea to have your ducts cleaned professionally every 5-7 years. It’s important to make sure that your air isn’t escaping through gaps and cracks in your ductwork. On average, about 20-30% of conditioned air that flows through air ducts escapes through cracks in ductwork.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Sealing and insulating ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent.”

Clean Around Unit - You should check on your outdoor unit often. Spring is a great time to check on the condition of it. During the winter months, it’s possible that dead leaves and branches, dirt, and other debris could have collected around your unit. It’s important to keep the area around the unit free and clear to prevent any issues. We recommend that there should be a 3-foot clearance around the entire unit. When planting spring flowers and plants, be sure to pay attention to how close they are to your HVAC unit and how large they will grow.

Thermostat UpgradeSpring is a great time to upgrade your thermostat. You should consider a programmable thermostat, not only are they convenient, but they are also cost-effective. Programmable thermostats allow you to easily control the temperature of your home during the day and the night and whether you’re home or away. Smart thermostats provide energy savings by learning your unique schedule and adapting to it.

Schedule Your Spring HVAC Maintenance

It’s important to get your HVAC system serviced twice a year by the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks in order to ensure its performing properly and is running efficiently. Give Royal Heating & Air a call to set up your appointment today. Spring is just around the corner, don’t wait before it’s too late! 

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