Here at Day & Nite Plumbing and Heating, we know that few things are more important than routine maintenance. Taking proper care of expensive equipment can make it easier to avoid costly repairs later on. The change of the season is the perfect time to check in on something like your HVAC system. Whether you're trying to stay cool or warm up on a chilly day, there are a few steps that you can take to ensure that your HVAC system keeps running smoothly all season long.
Change the Air Filter
One of the easiest ways to take care of your HVAC system is by changing out the air filter from time to time. How often you need to do that can vary, but the start of a new season is always the perfect time to check and see if you need a new one. A new air filter can boost the efficiency of your HVAC system, while offering some other benefits. An HVAC system with a clean air filter means better indoor air quality and a reduction in airborne allergens. A new air filter also makes it easier for your system to do its job, extending its lifespan and reducing the chance of a breakdown. This simple step can make a big difference.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
If you have an older thermostat, why not use the start of a new season as an excuse to finally update it? Installing a programmable thermostat can give you better control over the temperature inside your home. It can also lower your energy bills by making sure that your A/C and heat are running less when you're not at home. The savings on your utility bills could help this small upgrade pay for itself in time.
Check the Ductwork
The start of a new season is a good time to have our HVAC service experts take a look at your ductwork. Occasionally this critical part of your HVAC system will spring a small leak. It may not seem like a big deal, but repairing it can actually make a huge difference. You'll have a more efficient system that better cools or heats your home. It doesn't take long for us to evaluate your ductwork and it's well worth the effort.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
If you take a look at your outdoor HVAC unit, you may notice that the area around it needs to be cleared. An overgrown garden or other foliage could be getting in the way. Take a look at the area around your HVAC system to make sure that it can do its job efficiently, without getting damaged by outdoor hazards. Plus, any HVAC technician will appreciate an open path if you need them to work on your system.
Opt for a New System Entirely
When the spring comes around, it might just be time for a new HVAC system altogether. If your system is older, don't worry about repairs or maintenance. Have our HVAC experts install a brand new system that will be ready to go in time for summer. Contact us at (425) 775-6464 today!