Spring is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about preparing your home's HVAC system for the warmer weather ahead. Taking some time to get your system in shape now can help you avoid unexpected issues down the road and ensure that your home stays comfortable all season long. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Change your air filter. The first step in preparing your HVAC system for spring is to change the air filter. Over the winter months, your system has been working hard to keep your home warm, and the filter has likely collected a lot of dust, dirt, and other debris. A clogged filter can make your system work harder than it needs to, which can reduce its efficiency and increase your energy bills. Changing the filter is an easy and inexpensive way to keep your system running smoothly.
Clean your air ducts. Over time, dust and other particles can accumulate in your home's air ducts, reducing the efficiency of your HVAC system and lowering the quality of the air you breathe. Spring is the perfect time to have your ducts cleaned by a professional. A professional cleaning by Prodigy will remove any buildup, leaving your system running at peak efficiency and improving the air quality in your home.
Schedule a tune-up. Spring is also a great time to schedule a tune-up for your HVAC system. A professional technician can inspect your system, clean any parts that need it, and make any necessary repairs or adjustments to ensure that your system is running at its best. A tune-up can help prevent unexpected breakdowns and extend the life of your system.
Check your thermostat. As the weather warms up, it's important to make sure your thermostat is set to the appropriate temperature. You may also want to consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat, which can help you save money on your energy bills by automatically adjusting the temperature when you're away from home.
Clean your outdoor unit. Finally, take some time to clean your outdoor unit. Over the winter months, leaves, branches, and other debris may have accumulated around your unit, which can reduce its efficiency. Clear away any debris and make sure the unit is free from obstructions. If you notice any damage to the unit, be sure to have it repaired; schedule an appointment with Prodigy Plumbing today.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your HVAC system is ready for the warmer weather ahead. Taking the time to prepare your system now can help you avoid unexpected breakdowns and keep your home comfortable and efficient all season long.