Tips for Preparing Your HVAC System for Spring and Summer
Now is the time to prioritize your HVAC system maintenance.
Spring is officially upon us in Buffalo, New York, and that means it is time to start thinking about spring cleaning and preparing your home for the warmer months ahead. Now is the time to prioritize your HVAC system maintenance and prepare your HVAC system for spring and summer.
Preparing your Buffalo, New York air conditioning system for spring and summer will help guarantee that you will have nice cool air throughout the warmer months and will also prevent any unexpected breaks from happening. Annual HVAC maintenance will help keep your system at optimal performance. Doing spring maintenance will ensure that your HVAC system is clean and properly lubricated, which is crucial after the taxing New York winter months.
Here are some tips that you can use to prepare your HVAC system for spring and summer.
Change the Filter
Regularly changing your HVAC’s system’s air filter is essential to your system’s efficiency and longevity. At Reimer Home Services, we have found that a clogged or dirty air filter is one of the main causes of Buffalo home’s HVAC system failures. To get the most life out of your system, and to keep it as efficient as possible, it’s crucial that you change the filter regularly. We recommend changing your air filter at least once every 30 days. A dirty or clogged filter puts an extra stress on your HVAC system, leading it to fail more quickly.
Inspect your Ducts
Testing your HVAC system’s ducts for leaks will help you stay on top of any repairs you may need prior to the hotter months. Having duct leaks fixed will make your system more efficient and allow it to more effectively cool your home during the summer. Having your ducts regularly cleaned and tested can also help improve air quality in your Buffalo, New York home. Ducts can become the breeding ground for dust mites, rodents, and insects and should be cleaned at least annually. Inspecting them during the spring is a must.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
If your HVAC system does not have a programmable thermostat, it is a good idea to have one installed before summer comes. Programmable thermostats allow you to have more control of your home’s indoor temperature and set zones and times for throughout the day. It may also lower your energy consumption since you will be able to set the temperature and program the system to run less when you are not around.
Schedule an AC Tune Up
When it comes to your home’s air conditioner, preventative maintenance isn’t optional. It’s what keeps your system running efficiently and effectively. It may even be a requirement of your manufacturer’s warranty. Preventive care will help diagnose problems and issues in your HVAC system before they get worse. Scheduling a tune-in the spring will help you avoid the rush and allow time in case repairs are needed. Summer may still seem far away, but really, you shouldn’t wait for the hot humid days before you perform system maintenance.
Preparing your HVAC system for spring and summer will help to keep you cool as the warmer months come upon us.
Contact us to schedule your AC tune-up in Buffalo and Western New York. Throughout Erie County and both Northtown and Southtown, Reimer’s technicians help get homes ready for the summer ahead with our thorough, multipoint inspection and maintenance service.