Spring is officially here!
Before you know it, you will be turning your thermostat down instead of up!
Once warmer weather begins, you will need to plan ahead a bit and be sure that
you schedule a spring preventative maintenance appointment for your heating and cooling
system. By doing this, you will maximize its performance and you will be ready
to head into spring and summer, confident that your system can do its job with
no problems. Here’s how you can be sure your system functions at its peak.
#1: Clean air filters regularly.
If you like breathing clean air and you want to help keep your system
functioning at maximum efficiency, clean and/or replace your system’s air filter regularly. The filter catches debris and dust so it doesn’t build up
on the inside components of the machine. Be sure to replace or clean it at
least every other month, especially when dirt is visible.
#2: Schedule a maintenance appointment.
Let the professionals at Specialty Heating & Cooling work their magic and
make sure that your system is functioning at peak condition. We will clean
filters, run an energy efficiency check, check the inside mechanisms, and be
sure that there are no red flags. If there are repairs or adjustments to be
made, we will share our recommendations so you can decide the next course of
action. Our goal is for you to have a heating and cooling system that runs more
efficiently, all year long so you can save money and stay comfortable!
#3: Get ductwork inspected.
Springtime brings lots of allergies. Did you
know that your ductwork can have leaks in it that can allow
dust, dirt, pollen, and other harmful chemicals into the air of your home? That
is not a good thing for people that live with seasonal allergies! Sealing your
home’s ductwork through the patented Aeroseal® system means
you’ll keep toxins out. It fixes leaks from the inside out by using small
aerosol particles that collide and stick to the leaks. With a 98% success rate,
you can’t go wrong! Ask us for all the details!
Our experienced team at Specialty Heating & Cooling is
ready to help you get your system ready for spring! Contact
us today for a preventative maintenance appointment or to talk to
us about a full system replacement. We want you to stay comfortable all season
long, no matter what the weather is doing outside!
It might not quite feel like spring is only a couple of
weeks away, but it will be here before you know it. With the change of season,
it’s a great time to start working around your home to get things prepped.
Spring is the right time to get your heating and cooling
system maintained and ready for the upcoming warmer months. Here
are some ways that you should get your system ready for the changeover to
Step #1: Make sure the outside unit is cleaned.
Winter brings rain, snow, ice, and wind. That means that there is likely some
debris built up around the outside of your heating and cooling unit. Make sure
that this is cleaned up so there is no restricted airflow. In addition, make
sure the top of the system is free of dirt and debris, as this could hinder the
machine’s performance and could even cause damage to the inside components. If
this happens, your machine will work harder to do its job and you could see a
spike in your energy bill. It could also cause an unnecessary breakdown.
Step #2: Check your air filters.
This is a home maintenance item that many homeowners forget about. However,
it’s one of the most important things to do! Dirty air filters mean you’re
breathing dirty, dusty air, and your machine simply won’t be working as
efficiently as it could be. Make sure your air filters are cleaned and/or
replaced every couple of months. This will help reduce the flow of dust,
debris, pollen, mold, or other bacteria that can cause you to feel unwell.
Step #3: Examine
Is your thermostat old and out of date? Spring is the perfect time to get a new programmable
thermostat installed. These will help regulate temperature day and
night, even when you’re not home. You can set your desired temperature based on
your unique schedule, which translates to saved money! For example, if you work
during the day and are gone, don’t heat the house. Program it to turn down a
bit while you’re gone, then turn back up when you are home. We are glad to talk
to you about what programmable thermostat options are out there for you. The
best part: you can save up to 20% in your utility bill year-round.
Spring is a great time of year around the Northwest!
Schedule a preventative
maintenance appointment with our experienced team of
professionals at Specialty Heating and Cooling so you can enjoy the springtime
weather this year! If a full system
replacement is in order, we can help with that too. Contact us today
for options on what system is right for your home and your budget – we’re