As the long winter draws to a close in Buies Creek, NC, you may be dreaming of spending time outside and enjoying the spring weather. The upcoming seasonal change makes this the perfect time to get your HVAC system checked to ensure it can handle your needs during the changing weather. Let’s take a look at some things to consider as you prepare your HVAC system for spring.
Change Your Air Filter
The first step to maintenance should always be a clean filter. Old, dirty filters diminish system performance by reducing airflow. As filters work, they become full of particles and lose their ability to filter contaminants over time. If you don’t keep the filters clean, this will lead to dirty air handlers and lower air quality in your home.
Take Your Air Conditioner for a Test Drive
A good way to find problems before summer comes is to take your air conditioner on a pre-season test run. Wait for a warmer day and adjust your thermostat to engage the air conditioner. Let the AC unit run for some time to give it a good test and watch out for:
- Strange noises.
- How long it takes the unit to cycle on and off.
- Whether cold air comes from the vents.
- Whether all vents are working.
- Unusual odors.
Schedule a Spring Tuneup
Now that you have a test run of the system under your belt, schedule an AC service call with a NATE-certified service technician to discuss any concerns you have about system performance. Be sure to mention any issues you found during your test run.
Hiring a professional, NATE-licensed service technician for this service means you will have peace of mind that your system is ready to go for the summer. The service technician will thoroughly check and clean your AC unit.
Consider a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is a great way to save on your utility costs by setting your target temperature to different points throughout the day. If no one is home on the weekdays, you can set the unit to stay warmer through the day and cool down toward evening, saving you money throughout the day. Some models now even let you control your AC from your phone, so look into installing one this spring.
Seal Up Your Home
Winter is hard on homes. Cold weather is often responsible for leaks in doors, windows and walls. Finding and sealing all the leaks in your home will yield big benefits when the summer AC bills hit the mailbox.
Another item worth serious consideration is to increase insulation in the attic. Blowing in additional insulation provides another layer of sealing between your home and the summer heat. A better insulated attic can increase your HVAC system efficiency and reduce your utilities bills.
Consider Upgrading Your Old AC Unit
If your air conditioning unit is older than a decade, it’s time to consider upgrading it before the summer heat. A new unit will give you peace of mind, increase home comfort and reduce cooling bills. With the options available today, you’re certain to find an air conditioner that meets your needs for affordability and efficiency. We offer central air conditioners, ductless mini-splits and even geothermal HVAC systems. No matter your need, rest assured we can find the best fit for your home.
Don’t wait until summer is here to find out you have a problem with your air conditioning system. Reach out to Bass Air Conditioning Company to discuss a maintenance plan that will keep you comfortable all year long. We’re here to help you maximize comfort, energy efficiency and savings.
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