Spring HVAC Prep: Ducts, Thermostat, Windows

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In part one of this multi-part blog series, we went over some basics on how to maintain your home’s HVAC system during the spring transition period. This is the time of year where we move from winter to summer, which is a pivotal time for home HVAC components. Both homeowners and HVAC professionals play a role in making this switch-over simple and easy.

At Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we’re happy to help with a variety of spring HVAC maintenance tasks, from basic AC maintenance services to repairs, new installations.

Whether on your own or with the assistance of our HVAC professionals, here are three optional activities that can help you make a smooth transition from winter into summer:

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Duct Cleaning

Both in terms of air quality and HVAC efficiency, your ducts are very important for the system. Ducts that have not been cleaned for an extended period may have significant dust and other debris buildups. In addition, a duct inspection can identify leaks through cracks or gaps which make the entire system less efficient.

You should have your ducts inspected by our professionals regularly and cleaned if necessary. Not only will this make your system function more efficiently, but it will also improve your air quality and benefit those who suffer from conditions like allergies, asthma, or other respiratory concerns.

Thermostat Upgrade

Is your home still utilizing an older thermostat type? Simple programmable option or the older manual thermostats can be annoying to deal with on a daily basis, and they lead to lower energy efficiency than newer thermostat models.

In particular, smart thermostat upgrades are a great way for many homeowners to both improve convenience and save money. A smart thermostat will optimize temperatures and HVAC usage when you are away from home or even when you are in a different room. Modifying the room temperature based on occupancy can reduce energy bills as well as wear and tear on equipment.

Open Your Windows on Warm Days

Spring is also a great time to open up those windows and let the outside air circulate throughout your home. Turning off the HVAC system will reduce energy costs and extend the life of your heating and air conditioning equipment. As an added benefit, indoor air quality is typically cleaner than the air outside of the home so let in the fresh air! Learn more about indoor air quality.

For more on how to keep your HVAC system in great shape this spring, or to learn about any of our heating and air services, speak to the staff at Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today.

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