Warmer weather is coming and summer is not too far away! As we turn from heating our homes to cooling them, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system is ready to go when it’s called upon.
Here are some quick tips to get you started.
Visual Inspection & Cleaning
Step outside and take a look at your HVAC unit. Clear any debris, leaves or other materials from around the unit and on top. Cut back any branches, bushes, or foliage from the area to give it space. Clean the coils by giving it a good spray down with the hose. Clean coils allow the unit to operate more efficiently. If you see any obvious damage or excessive wear, contact one of our technicians to come our and do a closer inspection.
Change the Filters & Clean the Vents
Now is a good time to change the filters in your house. This should be done every month or two based on use but now is an ideal time to replace them with new to help reduce dust, pollen and other airborne particles that abound in spring. Along with new filters, a good cleaning of your vent covers or floor registers is a good idea. Turn off the thermostat before starting and use a vacuum attachment to draw out the dust and dirt between the grates. If they’re in need of a deeper cleaning, remove them and wash with water and a dish detergent. Be sure to properly dry them before reinstalling as damp vents can attract dust.
Save with a Programmable Thermostat
Upgrading to a smart or programmable thermostat will help your unit run more efficiently and save you money. Programmable thermostats allow you to set a custom heating/cooling schedule based on your specific needs. Smart thermostats also offer the ability for you to control the device remotely from your smart phone or laptop. Some brands actually learn your temperature preferences and schedule and make adjustments in real time, like turning temperature up or down when it senses no one is home.
Get Peace of Mind with a Wright Maintenance Plan
One way to ensure your system is ready for any season is by getting a Wright HVAC Maintenance Plan. Preventative maintenance can prevent last minute or costly repairs which often happen in the hottest or coldest days of the year. Our experienced technicians do a full inspection of the unit to make sure key components, connections, lines, and refrigerant levels are in good shape and working properly. A unit that is regularly serviced runs more efficiently and reliably which gives you peace of mind.
If you need HVAC service, want a tune-up, or have questions about our preventative maintenance plans, give Wright Service a call. We’re happy to serve you!