Spring is in the air in Central Indiana and homeowners everywhere are preparing for warmer temperatures. However, unless you’re brand new to Indiana weather, you know that there are limited days of the year when a home can be kept at a comfortable temperature using only open windows and fans. Soon the temperatures will sore into the 90’s and your family will be begging for the sweet relief of the air conditioner. However, before you turn on your unit for the first time this spring, there are a few things that need to be done. Following the three steps listed below, recommended by your friends at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc., will ensure that your home is kept cool as the temperatures rise.
1. Have Your Unit Checked RegularlyRegular maintenance for your HVAC unit is a great investment and ensures that your air conditioning and furnace work properly all year round. It’s a good idea to have your unit checked every six months. This way, when it comes times to turn on your air conditioning for the first time in the spring, there is a virtual guarantee it will work because it has already been serviced. And, be sure to check out our service plans for discounts on your heating and plumbing needs.
2. Have the Ducts CleanedSometimes, ductwork can become so dirty that air isn’t able to flow freely and efficiently through your home’s HVAC system. When this happens, your air conditioner is forced to work harder and use more energy to maintain the temperature you’ve set, resulting in higher utility bills. Pay attention to your utility bills and if you receive one that is noticeably higher than the same time last year, you need to have your air ducts checked and cleaned.
3. Change the Filter
As a general rule, you should replace your filter every 90 days. However, if you have allergies, asthma, young children, or pets in the home, you might want to change it more often. The longer the filter is in place, the more dirt, dust, and allergens are trapped, clogging the filter and decreasing its efficiency and compromising the air quality in your home.
These three tips can be accomplished quickly and inexpensively, and are important to complete before you turn your air conditioner on for the season. Let the experts at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. ensure that your HVAC unit is in the best possible shape this spring and coming summer. Contact us today at (765) 450-4008 with any questions, or to set up an appointment.