As the season transitions, so will the needs of your HVAC system. You will go from running the furnace and heating the home, to turning on the air conditioner to cool the home. Always remember that proper maintenance can improve the longevity and efficiency of the system. If you do not follow the recommendations for inspections, you will have an increase in breakdowns. Inspect the system for any odd noises or any issues you might hear. Any strange noise will get worse over time, so you will want to make sure to address it as soon as you notice it.
Transition and Change the Filter
The filter of the system will collect any dust and pollutants. These pollutants will cause irritation, especially those who suffer from allergies and asthma. By having the filter changed regularly, you can improve the air quality in your home. You will also notice breathing is easier. If there are pets in your home or anyone uses tobacco products, the filter should be changed more often. Make sure to check the size you need. If you get one too large, it will not fit. Purchasing a size smaller will result in the unit not working efficiently, and allowing dust through. To make sure you are prepared, you can have an extra filter on hand, in case you need to replace it suddenly.
Transitioning between the furnace and air conditioner is also a great time to check the other components of the HVAC system. By inspecting the ductwork, you will notice if there are any cracks or puncture marks to it. If there is, then the air that is produced can escape before it reaches the rooms of your home. It also results in the system having to work longer and harder. If you notice an increase in the monthly energy bill, you will want to check the ductwork. Also, remember to call us and we can check the ductwork and other components for you.