It may not quite feel like springtime here in Michigan, but warmer weather will be here before you know it. Now is the perfect time to make sure that your HVAC system is operating at peak condition to handle the warmer months ahead. An HVAC specialist is the best way to ensure that your home’s energy system is in peak operating condition. The following are some additional steps you can take to have your HVAC system ready for spring.
Change the Air Filter
You should change the air filters in your home every 30-90 days, depending on use. Consider changing them more frequently during heavy pollen seasons or if your family members suffer from allergies. A clean air filter allows your HVAC unit to operate more efficiently and keeps the air in your home healthy and clean.
Inspect and Clean the Outdoor Unit
Make sure to check your outdoor unit for any damage from winter storms and clear any debris from around the unit. It is a good idea to maintain a clear area of at least two feet surrounding your unit. This increases your unit’s efficiency and keeps a clear path for any needed repairs.
Consider a Thermostat Upgrade
Now that it’s time to switch over your thermostat from its heat position to cooling, you may want to consider upgrading to a programmable model that can allow you to maintain the temperature more efficiently and save you money on your energy bill.
Schedule a Spring Tune-Up
Having your Michigan home’s heating and cooling system checked out by a professional is the best way to keep it running as efficiently as possible and detect any potential problems that might lead to an emergency repair call down the road.
Call the Experts at Birmingham Plumbing
The expert technicians at Birmingham Plumbing will make sure that your home’s HVAC unit is not only ready for spring but also that it is operating in peak condition to save you money on your utility bills. Contact us today to make an appointment.