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Marsha Hillman, April 1 2024

Getting your home ready for spring: HVAC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

Maintaining your HVAC system is paramount to ensuring a comfortable living environment throughout the year, particularly as we transition from one season to another. As the warmer months approach, servicing your air conditioning system becomes a critical task. An efficient AC unit not only keeps your home cool and comfortable but also helps in reducing energy bills by running more efficiently. The process begins with a thorough inspection of the entire system to identify any potential issues that could hinder its performance. This includes checking the coolant levels, inspecting the compressor, and ensuring that all electrical connections are secure and in good working order. Such proactive measures can prevent minor issues from escalating into major, costly repairs.

Changing air filters is perhaps the simplest yet most overlooked aspect of HVAC maintenance. Over time, air filters can become clogged with dust, pet dander, and other airborne particles, restricting airflow and forcing the system to work harder, which in turn reduces its efficiency and lifespan. Experts recommend changing the air filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage and the type of filter. Additionally, cleaning the ductwork is crucial for maintaining indoor air quality. Dust and debris can accumulate in the ducts and circulate throughout your home, exacerbating allergies and respiratory issues. A professional duct cleaning service can ensure that your ductwork is free of obstructions and leaks, enhancing the overall performance of your HVAC system.

For those with a furnace, spring is an opportune time for a check-up and cleaning, even though it might not be in use during the warmer months. Ensuring that the furnace is in good working order before it's needed can save you from the inconvenience and discomfort of dealing with heating issues during the cold season. This includes inspecting the heat exchanger for cracks, cleaning the blower, and checking the furnace's filter system. Regular maintenance of both your air conditioning and heating systems ensures that your HVAC unit runs efficiently and effectively, providing a comfortable home environment while also extending the life of the system and saving on energy costs.

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Marsha Hillman

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