How Should Homeowners Prepare Their HVAC System for Spring?

Apr 8, 2022 | SMA, AC, Blog, HVAC, OH, Ohio, Service Maintenance Agreement, Washington Court House, WCH

As we ready ourselves for the move from winter to spring, the temperature can feel very indecisive here in Ohio. At Washington Court House Heating & Cooling, we are intentional in our pursuit to provide you with quality service that will aid you in finding confidence along the way to bettering your home environment. These things can become time-consuming, so we should begin doing tasks that can help prepare our homes for spring and avoid subjecting ourselves to unneeded stress. As you continue reading, keep in mind that our team is here to help with any questions or concerns you may have.

Why is Checking Your Ductwork Important?

There are three primary reasons why you should check your ductwork this spring. The first is to ensure that your ductwork is clean. Clean ductwork improves indoor air quality. Debris that gathers inside your ducts will most likely disperse throughout your home. You don’t want to contaminate your air every time your HVAC cycles on; unclean ducts can make your home smell dingy and allow allergens to prosper. Clean vents supply clean and pollutant-free air blowing into your home. Second, clean ductwork improves your home’s comfort. If debris stops the airflow, it can result in your HVAC system becoming overworked as it fights to move air throughout your home. Cleaning your ductwork will enable the air to rush freely through the system and avoid undesirable harm to your HVAC equipment. Third, sealed ductwork indicates energy saved. Over time, ductwork can slump and develop cracks and leaks if not tended to properly. Consequently, you fail to maintain the air you need to cool your home, and the unreasonable wear and tear on the system will significantly raise your utility bills. Mending leaks and gaps will save energy usage, keep contaminants out, and create a more viable home.

How is a Service Maintenance Agreement Beneficial?

At Washington Court House Heating & Cooling, we get that life can have us so caught up in the day-to-day that some things get left untouched until they become problematic and no longer ignorable. Therefore, we want you to know about the Sevice Maintenance Agreements, more commonly known as an SMA, which we offer—signing on for maintenance in advance authorizes you to obtain service at special rates. This service plan provides many bonuses for you and your HVAC system: more pristine indoor air quality, longer system life, prevention of breakdowns and damages, lessening of wear and tear, optimization for energy saving, continuances of warranties, improvement of comfort, and savings on time, money, and convenience. If you are a homeowner aspiring to take care of your costly and complicated comfort system the way you should, then our service plans are perfect for you and your home!

What Are the Benefits of Keeping Clean Fans and Windows?

Ceiling fans can not trap dust, dander, dirt, or pet hair. Yet, your air conditioner is continuously working to filter the air it pulls through the unit. We encourage you not to depend on ceiling fans alone; because they are often responsible for stirring up debris, which can reduce the air quality in your home. Nonetheless, ceiling fans can help you and your family stay cool and comfy when working with your AC. It’s easy to overlook our ceiling fans because we don’t typically see the top of their blades. But, unclean fan blades do not work efficiently and will likely toss pesky particles around the room as it revolves. Likewise, maintaining clean windows provides a better environment for your air conditioner to function.

When to Upgrade HVAC System?

If your current system has insufficient levels of ventilation and filtration, it’s a good indicator for being time to upgrade. Luckily enough, some HVAC systems have particular components to sift allergens, such as pet dander and dust. Most of us are proud pet owners, so this advanced filtration would help counteract the adverse consequences of animal shedding. Not to mention, if you or your loved ones suffer from asthma or allergies, dust can be a genuine threat to them. So, if you’ve been tossing up the idea of upgrading your HVAC system, here is your sign to do it now! 

What Worrisome Sounds Can Come From My HVAC System?

Give your air conditioners a test run before the weather becomes too hot! I can not stress this enough! Problems arise even when we believe our air conditioners have been nicely kept over the winter months. Accordingly, it is best to inspect your AC in the early spring to fix any potential problems sooner than later. The irregular noises to listen for when pinpointing a problem with your unit are: banging/clanking, squealing/buzzing, and screaming. A banging or clanking sound commonly means something loose or out of balance in your air conditioner. Before the issue becomes too significant, you should reach out to our Washington Court House Heating & Cooling aces. Squealing and buzzing sounds are indicators of a problem concerning the fan and motor. If you notice a whistling noise that sounds like a scream, it can suggest a dangerous refrigerant leak or high internal pressure in the AC unit, which is terrible for you and your expensive equipment. Should you hear any of these noises, shut your system down immediately and give us a call. If this sounds too stressful, it would be wise to talk with us about our service maintenance agreement. It will profit your home by staying as energy-efficient as possible while helping you sidestep pricey repairs.

We know it can be discouraging when we ask ourselves the intimidating question, “But how much will this cost me?” Our team openly wishes to do what is most beneficial for all of our consumers. Feel free to contact us so we can better assist you in selecting what is best for you and your home. While we often centralize our thinking on the financial price of things, we can not ignore the cost of our health/well-being. We want to educate you and encourage you to find confidence as a homeowner in your decision-making. Times are tricky, and we want nothing more than to bring you some peace and satisfaction in your home this spring. Call Washington Court House Heating & Cooling today at (740) 281-5312, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We are excited to hear from you and appreciate your time!

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