Spring is a time to get out and enjoy the weather and also complete spring cleaning and other projects around the house. Don't forget to add preparing your heating and air conditioning system to your spring to do list. These 5 tips will help.
A Seasonal Tune-Up
Residents of The Golden Triangle experience moderate winters and hot, humid summers. You probably use your heating system moderately in the winter when it's chilly, and use your air conditioning system heavily during the hot summers. With spring just around the corner, it is a great time to schedule preventative maintenance for your system to make sure it is running well for the warm months.
Have your ductwork inspected for leaks, damage or heavy dust or debris build-up. Having your ductwork cleaned, repaired, or possibly replaced could increase the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning systems and lower your heating and cooling costs.
Check your air filter and replace it if needed. Make sure you have enough air filters to last through spring and summer, so you can replace them as needed during heavy use. Your system must work harder to force air through when the filter is dirty, therefore decreasing the efficiency of your heating or air conditioning system.
Getting your home ready in The Golden Triangle is also important. Adding insulation, replacing old windows with efficient, dual pane windows, and sealing windows and doors with weather stripping are all great ways to keep more cool air in and increase the efficiency of your home this spring. With the hot summer months approaching in The Golden Triangle, improvements to the efficiency of your home can make a big difference in your air conditioning costs.
Add a programmable thermostat to your HVAC system this spring. A programmable thermostat can help you be more comfortable this spring and summer and even lower cooling costs for homeowners in The Golden Triangle.