Heating and Cooling: What You Should KnowApril 12, 2016
How to Take Care of an Air ConditionerJune 9, 2016
Spring is in the air, and that means everyone is pulling out those ever-increasing spring cleaning checklists they so meticulously follow each year as the sun begins to shine. But what to do first? With so many tasks at hand, your spring cleaning checklist can inevitably become overwhelming. And while you would probably rather enjoy the beautiful weather outside, it’s important to take care of the air quality indoors, as well. This means checking and fixing your air conditioning and HVAC system. While this may not seem like a priority to many homeowners, read on to find out why it should be:
- Allergy Season:
As flowers begin to bloom, pollen and allergy season goes into full swing. And while you may not be able to see it, your home is often filled with airborne materials such as mold and dust that could prove to be detrimental to someone with allergies. Your air conditioner could be the place where all of these allergens are hiding. Ducts also often harbor insects, dust mites, and rodents that can contaminate your air supply. Consult local HVAC service contractors to establish a maintenance plan based on your home’s needs.
- Hidden Fees:
While two-thirds of all U.S. homes have air conditioners, few people realize that their outdated or broken systems might be costing them more money than necessary. Air conditioning systems cost U.S. homeowners more than $11 billion per year, and while regular maintenance can keep those costs at a minimum, few fail to get the maintenance necessary to ensure that their HVAC systems are up to date. Contacting an HVAC service to inspect your air conditioner and furnace and possibly replace your system with a more energy-efficient model, which can cut down your energy costs between 20% and 50%.
- Get Ready For the Heat Wave
While summer might seem unfortunately far away, the first heat wave is just around the corner. That being said, it won’t be long until you’re relying on your HVAC system to keep your home nice and cool. Preventive care and maintenance from an HVAC service professional ensure that your home is ready for anything this summer.
If you have any questions, feel free to share in the comments.