How Should Homeowners Prepare Their HVAC System for Spring?

Apr 8, 2022 | AC, Air Conditioner, Air Filter, Blog, HVAC, OH, Ohio, Service Maintenance Agreement, SMA, Spring, Thermostat

Weather is unpredictable; we all know that. But sometimes, it feels a lot more unpredictable in Ohio. As a resident of Ohio, you want to keep your HVAC system running as smoothly as possible. We are in that awkward stage between seasons right now. It’s sunny one day and rainy the next. For this reason, as you prepare your list of spring cleaning duties and preparations for the warmer months ahead, don’t forget to include your HVAC system on that list as well. It doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. Don’t worry, Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning is here to help lighten your load! Below are a few tips and tricks from our professionals to help prepare your residential HVAC system for the spring season.

Did Your Air Conditioning Unit Get Serviced for Its Spring Maintenance Check?

Start the season strong by having your air conditioning unit serviced for its spring maintenance check. You may not think this is not necessary. However, preventive maintenance is crucial to keeping a complex piece of equipment like your HVAC system running at its highest capacity. Therefore, you should have your AC unit serviced once a year in the spring. If you have not already had this done, it is not too late! Call us today, and we can get you booked for our soonest available appointment.

Have You Considered Taking Advantage of Our Service Maintenance Agreement Plan? 

If you haven’t already heard of our Service Maintenance Agreement plan, now is a great time to look into it. Our Service Maintenance Agreement plan, also known as an SMA, is a yearly agreement you pay for one time upfront each year. It includes your two seasonal maintenance checks, one in the fall for your furnace and one in the spring for your air conditioner. These come at a discounted rate by paying for them together instead of paying for them individually throughout the year. In addition, our SMA customers also get priority scheduling! You can call us for more information; our experts would be happy to discuss any questions you may have with you.

When Was the Last Time You Changed the Thermostat Batteries?

How about the batteries in your thermostat? If it’s been a while since you remember last changing them out, it would be good to swap them out for a fresh set of batteries before the weather really starts warming up. Typically, thermostats should send a notification indicating that the batteries are low. Unfortunately, it can’t be predicted when this notification will occur. Therefore you may miss it altogether and come home to an uncooled house after a long day away from home. Reduce the chances of this HVAC mishap by simply changing out those batteries.

Have You Reset the Thermostat Temperature for the Upcoming Season?

Depending on what type of thermostat you have, you may want to consider resetting its settings. Perhaps you have a smart or programmable thermostat in your home. If this is the case, the last thing you want is to come home to is your furnace turned on in the middle of the afternoon when you need your house cooled down instead. Keep this in mind as the weather changes, you should have those temperatures reset according to your needs and preferences.

Has the Air Filter Been Swapped for a Fresh One Recently?

A fresh air filter truly makes a difference in the efficiency of your HVAC system. Clogged air filters can cause various issues like your system short cycling and poor air quality in your home. In addition, springtime is notorious for producing pollen and other unwelcomed allergens. As a rule of thumb, it is recommended that your air filters be changed out every 1-2 months. But with the change of season, and the rise in air pollutants this time of year, homeowners should check their air filters repeatedly during spring and summer.

Have Your Ducts Been Cleaned?

The air in your home is distributed by way of the ductwork. So, if your ductwork has not been cleaned in a few years, it is likely it contains dust buildup and other pollutants. Every home is different. The number of people in your household, if you have any pets, etc., can affect the timespan in how long a house’s ductwork may need to be cleaned. Just remember that a dirty filter will significantly affect the air quality within your home. Generally, we suggest getting your ductwork professionally cleaned every 3-5 years. 

Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Our customers are our top priority. Let us assist you with all your HVAC needs. We would jump at the opportunity to serve as your local heating & cooling company. Call today at (740) 625-2320, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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