When winter nears its end, that means one important thing for your Champaign, IL household: It’s time to prepare your HVAC system for spring and (eventually) summer. Soon, the temperature outside will be rising, and the air will be filled with pollen. That means that your cooling system will have the crucial task of keeping your home comfortable and your air smooth and clean. If you push the system too hard, you’re liable to end up with a broken-down unit or a serious malfunction. However, if you put in the effort to prepare your HVAC system for the changing seasons, you should be able to keep it healthy and efficient until summer ends.
1. Get Your HVAC Unit a Tune-Up
During a professional HVAC tune-up, our trained maintenance experts will clean out your system and ensure that it’s running properly. That will allow your HVAC to circulate air more smoothly; it won’t need to waste energy or take on an excessive amount of wear and tear. Plus, it will do a better job of keeping you cool during the upcoming spring and summer. By inspecting the HVAC unit thoroughly, our technicians will also verify that you’re not at risk for a major malfunction or system breakdown over the next few months. Ideally, you should schedule one of these tune-ups each year. Our technicians at Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are always available to conduct them for you.
2. Purchase an Air Purifier
One of the most obvious signs of spring’s arrival is all the pollen in the air. That can lead to your HVAC air filters becoming clogged up, which puts lots of extra strain on your heating and cooling systems. If you install an air purifier, though, it will catch a lot of that pollen that’s floating around. It will also catch plenty of dust, dander, mold spores, and whatever other contaminants are present in your home’s air. Air purifiers are inexpensive and unobtrusive, but they can make a major difference for your household this spring.
3. Schedule a Duct Cleaning
One way to make things easier for your HVAC unit this spring and summer is to clean your ductwork. For one thing, a scheduled cleaning will clear out all of the dust, dirt, pollen, dander, mold, and random debris that has accumulated inside of the ducts. That will make HVAC circulation easier, cleaner, and more efficient. It will also decrease the likelihood of uneven temperatures in your home.
The other major benefit of duct cleaning is that it uncovers any damage or leaks. Damaged ducts can have all of the following impacts on your household:
- Worsened air quality
- Rising energy bills
- Uneven temperatures
- HVAC unit breakdowns
- Significant mold growth
- Loud duct noises
After the cleaning, one of our professional technicians will let you know if there are any leaks or damage that need to be repaired. If necessary, you can get those issues handled before the hot weather arrives. As a result, you’ll be spared a lot of hassle and discomfort.
4. Install a Smart Thermostat
Giving your HVAC unit regular rest periods will be crucial for keeping it healthy and efficient from now through the end of summer. Installing a programmable thermostat will help you make sure this happens.
With one in your home, you’ll never need to worry about accidentally leaving your HVAC system running longer than what’s necessary. You can set specific hours for the thermostat to automatically shut down, such as the hours you spend at work or in bed. Plus, you can set an ideal temperature for your home, and your HVAC unit will not continue cycling once that temperature is reached. Over the next few months, having one of these thermostats will reduce your monthly bills and will keep your system healthy. Over several years, the differences will be even more significant.
Since 1952, Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been faithfully serving residents of the greater Champaign area. Whether you require heating, cooling, or even sheet metal fabrication services, you can always count on high-quality service from our team. We’re a locally owned and operated business, and it’s important to us that our customers enjoy peace of mind about the functionality of their homes. We offer financing options on approved credit because we want you to be able to afford the job you need done. We’re also proud to support charitable organizations, such as the One Winter Night Charity. To learn more about our business or make an appointment, contact our offices at Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. now.