Get a Leg Up on Your HVAC Maintenance

The middle of summer is the worst possible time for your air conditioning to break down. The heat is already too much to bear, but by that point you will need to stick it out longer as you wait for a technician to come and fix it. Emergency appointments will set you back even further.

To avoid all the fuss, it is best that you get ahead of any potential problems and perform some regular HVAC maintenance early in the year. This spring, there are a few areas you should check before setting your thermostat down low and letting the air go at full blast.

Your first step should replace the air filter. It is simple and inexpensive, and a clean air filter in your HVAC system won’t only provide you with cleaner, healthier air, but the improved air flow will benefit the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. 

While you like to focus so much on what happens inside your home, especially because that is where you want to spend most of your time cooling down, it is important not to ignore the unit on the outside. Clearing away any debris from the exterior unit will have a big impact on its performance, as well as trimming grass and shrubbery in the area.

Speaking of efficiency, your thermostat will play a large role in how well you cool your home over the next couple months. Surely the thermostat has been set to warmer temperatures through the fall and winter, but reconfigure it for the spring and summer. Don’t get carried away and set the temperatures too low, but plan on programming your thermostat to keep it cool while you are still home, but to either warm up or turn off when you are away.

Another good thing to check off your maintenance list is an early test run of your system. Be sure that your air conditioning will cool your home before you need it, otherwise you could be stuck paying those emergency repair bills when you just want to cool off.

Even though you can do a quick maintenance check on your HVAC system, you can also call upon a professional to service your air conditioning during the off-season, which will not only help efficiency, but is also less expensive than repairs. For more information on getting your HVAC ready for the summer, call the professionals at Sunrise Heating and Plumbing today at (616) 293-9326. We pride ourselves in providing nothing but exceptional customer service.