February is not only the month of Valentine’s Day; it is also National Heart Month. So, put a little love into your HVAC system and get ready for warmer spring temperatures. Get going with these HVAC spring maintenance tips.
Change Air Filter
A clean air filter not only helps your unit perform better, but it also improves the indoor air quality. A clogged air filter will impede the flow of air through the system, resulting in higher energy consumption and increased risk of system malfunction.
Check the Thermostat
Spring is a great time to change those batteries, so you don’t have to worry about them getting weak during the hot Texas summer. A weak battery can cause your thermostat to operate improperly, resulting in poor indoor comfort. Also, investing in a “smart” programmable thermostat will allow you to program energy-saving settings and reduce the HVAC system workload.
Air escaping through the ductwork reduces proper airflow and puts strain on your HVAC system. Check ductwork for any signs of damage, leaks, or clogs and repair as soon as possible.
Check for air leaks in doors and windows. Use weatherstripping, caulk and spray foam to seal leaks. Air and heat energy escaping through leaks will force the HVAC system to work much harder to create comfort.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
Regularly scheduled maintenance is the best way to prevent unnecessary, costly repairs and keep your HVAC system running at peak performance. Pre-season maintenance can help you avoid system failure during the hot, Texas summer, keep your energy bill in check and increase the lifespan of your unit.
These are just a few of the ways you can love your HVAC system and get it ready for spring. If you are ready to schedule a professional maintenance visit, contact the professionals at Big Fish HVAC and Commercial Kitchen. We proudly serve Austin, San Antonio and the surrounding areas.
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