5 Tips for Transitioning Your HVAC from Winter to Spring
Before you know it, spring will be in full swing – warmer temperatures and sunny skies! You may feel ready for warm weather after the long winter season, but is your AC unit? Here are 5 Tips for Transitioning Your HVAC from Winter to Spring.
Clear the Area Around the Outdoor Unit Several months’ worth of winter weather has no doubt left its mark on your property, including your outdoor AC unit. From mud to broken tree branches to dead plants, anything built up around the unit needs to be cleared away.
Upgrade Your Thermostat Did you know that you may be losing money at your thermostat? A programmable thermostat can not only give you greater control over your home's temperature, but some models can also learn your patterns and help save you money while keeping your home comfortable all year round.
Change Filters and Clean Vents You’ve been cooped up indoors for several months, and there’s a good chance your indoor air quality has suffered as a result. Dust, pet dander, and other allergens have been floating around, and with the heating system running constantly, your ducts and vents could use a good spring cleaning. You definitely don’t want to start up the air conditioner without a fresh air filter, either!
Adjust Your Humidifier Settings Winter weather is not just cold; it's often extremely dry, which means that your humidifier needs to run extra to keep your house comfortable. A comfortable relative humidity for most homes is around 30-35%. Fortunately, as the weather warms up, you shouldn't need your humidifier as much, so you can adjust the settings or simply turn it off.
Schedule a Professional Inspection Find a local HVAC company that provides thorough AC inspections. A pro knows where and what to check to make sure your system is efficient and clean. They also know how to spot trouble before it starts and recommend repairs.