Spring is almost upon us and you probably can’t wait to enjoy the outdoors again after a long winter in Maryland. While you should be excited about getting out of the house, you still need to make sure that the inside of your house will stay cool and comfortable in the upcoming warm days. How can you accomplish this? By getting your HVAC system ready for spring!
Test Your A/C
Your air conditioning probably hasn’t been turned on all winter, so how would you know if it’s working properly? To make sure that you have a functioning A/C before the hot weather arrives, test it out during March. March usually has warm days, meaning that the days are neither too hot nor too cold, so it’s a perfect time to turn on the A/C without fear of freezing yourself out of your house. When you turn on your A/C for the first time, look out for any of these common issues:
- Strange sounds
- Unusual odors
- Debris or discharge on the outside of the unit
- No difference in temperature
If you experience any of the things listed above, it’s best to call a Maryland professional HVAC company and schedule maintenance and repairs.
Check Your Thermostat
Another easy thing you can do to ensure that your HVAC system is ready for the spring is to check your thermostat. Checking to make sure that your thermostat is staying at the proper setting and accurately displaying the temperature inside the room can help you save on your utility bills. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, it may be time to install one this spring. These thermostats are convenient and more efficient than manual thermostats, and most can be controlled from your smartphone – whether you’re at home or not.
Seal Any Leaks and Cracks
If your home currently has any holes, leaks, or cracks, the springtime is a great time to get them fixed. Holes and cracks are places where winds and debris can enter your home and make your HVAC system work overtime to compensate for the added hot or cold weather. As a result, you can see an increase in your utility bills. The best way to prevent that from happening is to seal off all cracks and leaks in your home as soon as possible.
Schedule a Pre-Spring HVAC Check-Up
The best thing you can do to make sure that your HVAC system is working properly and efficiently is to schedule routine HVAC maintenance inspection at least twice a year. They should be completed right before the winter and right before the spring. A professional technician will:
- Inspect your HVAC unit
- Repair anything wrong with your HVAC unit
- Change the filters
- Clean in and around the unit
Looking to Schedule HVAC Maintenance in MD?
If you’re looking to schedule your HVAC maintenance just in time for spring, look no further than S&L Prime A/C & Heating. Our professional technicians will make sure that everything is working efficiently so that you can focus on other things, like enjoying the outdoors! Contact us to schedule your HVAC check-up today.