Home maintenance is a year-round job, and your HVAC system is no exception! Here are a few things to remember this summer when it comes to HVAC upkeep.
Clean Your Air Filters
As spring draws to a close and summer approaches, allergy season finally goes with it– but even after nature has stopped filling the air with a snowstorm of pollen, allergens still remain. It’s a good idea to clean your air filters every month or so, both to keep the air you breathe as clean as possible and to reduce the amount of energy your HVAC unit uses. After long months of keeping your home shut up tight followed by a season of pollen and other airborne allergens, cleaning or replacing your air filters is more important than ever.
Adjust Your Thermostat Settings
Chances are, your schedule changes with the season, especially if you work in the school system or have young children. Make sure you’re adjusting your thermostat settings to reflect your new daily routines, and remember to account for vacations or day trips. You don’t want your A/C to be running full blast when you’re three hundred miles away enjoying the ocean breeze! Minimizing the use of your HVAC unit also helps it last longer, saving you money both on your monthly energy bills and in the long run.
Check Your Outdoor Unit
Make sure you keep the area surrounding your outdoor HVAC unit clear of vegetation and clutter. There should be about two feet of space between the unit and any plants, so make sure you’re taking care with the weeding! Every time you do any yard work, check up on the unit and carefully clear away any grass clippings, fallen leaves, and other detritus. You don’t want to block the airflow that allows excess heat to leave the unit, especially when temperatures are sky high.
Schedule an HVAC Checkup
While not every part of HVAC system maintenance necessitates professional help, there are many routine issues that are better handled by experts. Even when there’s no obvious problem with your unit, it’s a good idea to have the system inspected regularly to avoid costly and inconvenient breakdowns in the future. At Will Air, we offer affordable Planned Maintenance Contracts to make the process easier. We specialize in the service of gas furnaces, air conditioning, heat pumps, oil-fired furnaces, ductless mini-splits, gas- and oil-fired boilers, and indoor air quality products. From regular duct cleaning to ensuring condensation isn’t building up in your drainage line, scheduling routine maintenance check ups will keep your unit in top form and give you peace of mind.
Need HVAC Services?
We’re your go-to HVAC contractor and service team in Sykesville, Maryland. Whether your ducts need a cleaning or you’re looking to update your air conditioning before summer arrives, we’ve got you covered. Request an estimate by filling out our quick online form here or give us a call at 410-549-9300. We can’t wait to work with you!