5 Steps to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Spring
The increasing temperature means spring is upon us and summer is right around the corner! The change in temperature means there is some maintenance that needs to happen on your HVAC system to make sure it keeps running smooth season after season. Whether you are using a washable Airthreds filter or even disposables. Here are some good things to remember come this time of year.
1.Take off your jacket in warm weather
If you’re lucky enough to live in a country with harsh winter, odds are you cover your outdoor AC unit come the snowy season. While your covers are great at protecting your unit in the winter, leaving them on can damage them come spring and summer. In order to have your AC run at its best make sure to take off those covers!
2. Spring Cleaning isn’t just for behind the couch
Springtime usually means time to clean up and your vents are no exception! In the winter we spend more time inside which means more gunk to clog up your vents and filters. So, before you go and turn on your AC, make sure you vacuum out vent returns to get out any extra dust and particles. Now is also a good time to consider s professional vent cleaning for your whole home. A clean vent system means fewer seasonal allergies when the pollen comes around.
3. Update those thermostats
Don’t forget that we leave those thermostats running 24/7, but they need updates and reboots just like any other technology we have. So make sure that your thermostatic is running its best so that your HVAC system can go at its best too. The change of season is also a great time to reprogram those programmable thermostats. Adjust those thermostats to colder temps and adjust them to match the new sun schedule we have with daylight savings.
4. Change out that filter and buy and Airthreds while you are at it
As we already talked about, winter is the dirty season for your vents and filters. That’s why it is absolutely essential that you change out your home air filter come spring. All the dirt on your filer is unhealthy for you and your HVAC system. You can also make that disposable you have now the last filter you ever throw away. Making the switch to Airthreds will save you time, money, and help you reduce waste. With an Airthreds filter, clean air is just a wash away.
5. Give it a go!
After you’ve done everything we talked about above it’s time to turn on your AC! With the simple maintenance we described above, you should be able to get your system up and going. The first few days following initially turning your system back on, it’s a good idea to keep an eye and ear on things just in case there is any funny going on. If you are hearing unusual noises or improper functions from your system, it is never a bad idea to call an HVAC technician to take a look at things.
We hope you found this article helpful, we hope that we can make HVAC maintenance as easy as possible for everyone. If you want to make your home life easier for years to come, then we also sell the filter for you. AirThreds is the world’s first machine-washable furnace air filter. Comprised of an electrostatic polyester, the filter is washer and dryer friendly. Just throw your filter in the washer and then the dryer and like that you have a brand new filter. Save your wallet and the world with AirThreds!