Spring will be here before you know it. Among other things, that means preparing your HVAC system for warmer weather. Since there is more to this than simply turning down the heat and turning up the AC, here’s a checklist of ways to prepare your heating and cooling system for the spring.
Change Your Air Filter
You should at the very least check your air filter every month to see if it needs to be changed. After running your heat throughout the winter, your filters probably need to be changed more often, so take the time to do that if you haven’t already this month.
Clean Up Around Your AC Unit
Since you probably haven’t needed your air conditioner in the last few months, you might have piled up boxes and other things around the unit without thinking about it. To ensure that everything will work properly when you need it, take some time to de-clutter your basement or wherever your air conditioner might be. There should be some space around it in case you or an HVAC contractor needs to reach it.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are wonderful things, but they only work when you know how to program them. Right now, your own thermostat is probably set for the cold winter weather, so make the necessary adjustments to ensure that your home doesn’t feel too hot this spring.
Schedule a Tune-up
You should contact an HVAC contractor to perform some routine maintenance on your system every fall and spring. You can usually find a good contractor by searching “HVAC maintenance Chicago” or wherever you might be located and performing some basic research on some of the services that you find. Don’t wait until the last minute to find a good service though. Even when you do everything right with your HVAC system, emergencies can still happen. You will need to find someone who can perform repairs before the weather really starts to change.