Each new season brings with it a number of challenges for your home’s HVAC system, but we like to think of these challenges as opportunities to improve your household. For the spring season, it all comes down to HVAC preparation that will ultimately make your equipment more efficient and effective. Here are a few simple preparation tips to get you started:
Schedule Annual Maintenance
To keep your HVAC system running properly throughout the season, annual maintenance is absolutely essential. A qualified HVAC technician will help ensure that your system lasts for as long as possible and will point out any problems that need to be fixed in order to improve the system’s reliability and efficiency.
Change Your System’s Filter
Whenever your system’s air filter gets clogged up by dirt and debris, your HVAC system’s efficiency will decrease. Check your filter at the start of the season and then replace or clean it every 1-3 months after that. This will keep everything running smoothly while helping to remove contaminants from the air.
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
The best way to keep your HVAC system running properly during the spring season is to couple it with a thermostat that will help you control your heating and cooling needs. A programmable thermostat will assist you with this by allowing you to sets the dates and times during which the system is in operation.
Seal Air Leaks
When air leaks out of cracks and holes around your home, your HVAC system is forced to work harder to achieve the same result, which results in a higher energy cost and a strain on the equipment. Sealing leaks found around the edges of your windows and doors, in addition to patching up tears and rips in your home’s ductwork will go a long way to improving your system’s efficiency and effectiveness.
Would you like to learn more about HVAC preparation for the spring season or other times of the year? Reach out to the HVAC experts at Arpi’s Industries. We’ve been serving the needs of Calgary and the nearby region since 1963.
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