In parts one and two of this multi-part blog series, we’ve gone over a number of spring HVAC maintenance themes for homeowners to keep in mind. Whether on your own or with the assistance of our HVAC technicians, ensuring your system is working optimally during the transition between winter and summer is important not only for seasonal comfort but also for the long-term lifespan of the system and its components.
At Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. we’re happy to assist clients with a wide range of HVAC services, from basic AC maintenance and repairs up to installations or replacements of significant components. In today’s final entry into our series on spring HVAC maintenance and upkeep, we’ll go over a few last areas to keep an eye on, plus re-state the value of professional HVAC assistance in this area.
One of the top culprits in homes that are not cooling efficiently during the spring or summer: Air leaks or gaps, which allow that precious cool air created by your AC to simply escape – and forcing the AC to work harder just to create that same cooling all over again. Luckily, as a homeowner, you can regularly be on the lookout for these leaks throughout the year.
Their most common locations tend to be in areas like windows, door jambs, door seals and related areas. Have you noticed cracking or warping on your weather stripping or seals, for instance? Replacing these may do more for your HVAC efficiency than you had ever guessed. The less potential there is for air escaping, the more efficient your system will be throughout the year, no matter whether it’s summer or winter.
Make sure your air conditioning unit is doing what it is supposed to – cooling your home. Spring is the ideal time to check and make repairs. Waiting until the heat of summer risks failure with the system under a full load, and it’s also the busiest time of year for HVAC contractors. Check now to avoid discomfort down the road. Better still consider a professional maintenance program that includes both spring and fall (cooling and heating) system tune-ups.
Turn your thermostat to cooling, then drop it below the current temperature and wait for it to turn on. Once it does, walk around the home and check various vents to confirm cool air is coming out, plus to see whether any issues are taking place. If anything is out of order, call our team for assistance.
Finally, if you haven’t already scheduled spring HVAC maintenance with us, there’s still plenty of time to do so. There’s incredible value in one of our HVAC technicians examining and maintaining your system as the seasons transition – we’ll spot issues untrained homeowners simply won’t, plus have expert methods for evaluating your system both in the short and long-term.
For more on how to prepare your HVAC system for the spring and upcoming summer season, or to learn about any of our heating and cooling services, speak to the staff at Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today.