Remember to Clean and Maintain HVAC Equipment During Spring in Ohio
When Ohioans clean their homes in the spring, they can benefit from performing a few HVAC maintenance tasks at the same time. This helps to ensure that the equipment is ready for hot summer weather.
Homeowners should remove fallen branches, twigs, leaves and other detritus from the land around a heat pump or air conditioning unit. Trim any shrubbery or tall grass near the equipment.
If there’s grime on the outdoor coils, take the time to wash them. It’s safe to use a hose but keep the pressure level low. There’s usually no need to apply soap or other cleaning products.
Consider installing a smart or programmable thermostat. These units conserve power because they automatically adjust the temperature depending on residents’ needs at different hours. Homeowners can use mobile devices to change the settings on smart thermostats.
Every spring, Ohioans ought to check these settings and adjust if their schedules have changed. This often becomes necessary when people retire, switch jobs or start attending college.
A homeowner should test an air conditioning system in the spring before the cooling season begins. This will leave plenty of time for a technician to arrive and complete repairs if they prove necessary.
In some situations, Ohio residents can benefit from contacting HVAC contractors and scheduling appointments during spring. If a house has high electricity or fuel bills, think about arranging an energy efficiency audit.
Leaky or dirty ductwork can degrade indoor air quality, reduce comfort levels and increase energy bills. Arrange a service call if an expert hasn’t inspected or cleaned the ducts in the last four years.
Our expert technicians can complete a tune-up to maximize the efficiency and dependability of an air conditioner. This service involves more thorough maintenance than homeowners can perform.
Professionals know how to safely clean fins and coils. They also have the equipment needed to test various parts of the HVAC system and determine if it has the correct amount of refrigerant.
It normally takes Ohio HVAC contractors longer to serve customers in the summer because of high demand. To avoid a system breakdown during the hottest weather, please contact us to schedule a spring tune-up.