After enduring months of harsh winter weather, chances are you’re ready to welcome warmer spring temperatures with open arms. However, your HVAC system might not be ready to handle the transition from heating to cooling just yet. Before your HVAC system can switch gears, you’ll need to take care of its end of winter maintenance.
Here’s a brief to-do list of HVAC maintenance tasks to get out of the way before the end of the season:
Change the HVAC Air Filter
The start of a new season is a great time to replace your air filter. A dirty air filter can negatively affect your HVAC system’s performance, resulting in higher energy consumption and an increasing your electric bill. Replacing your HVAC filter not only helps your unit perform better, but it will also improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Check the Thermostat
As a precaution, you should change your thermostat’s batteries just in case they gotten weaker over the previous year. A weak battery can cause your thermostat to operate improperly, resulting in poor indoor comfort. As warm weather approaches, make sure your programmable thermostat is properly set for summertime temperatures.
Inspect the Ductwork
Clean air ducts are crucial for efficient airflow. As a part of your end of winter maintenance, carefully check the ductwork for any signs of damage or disrepair. If the ducts are clogged with dust and debris, have them cleaned as soon as possible.
Invest in Professional Maintenance
A visit from your HVAC technician can accomplish those end of winter maintenance tasks you might not be able to do on your own. For example, only a highly trained professional can check your HVAC system’s refrigerant charge as well as track down and repair leaks.