The weather may not show it yet, but spring is just around the corner, so there’s no better time to get your heating and air conditioning system ready for the changing seasons. While certain basic maintenance checks are well-known among many homeowners, there are still a lot of people who don’t know the first thing about how to maintain their system once the weather starts to warm up.
Regular maintenance is essential to keeping your HVAC equipment in good shape and running efficiently. There’s still no substitute for a professional inspection done by a local HVAC technician, but this doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do on your own to maintain your heating and cooling systems. Here are a few tips from our experts at McMaster on how to get your heating equipment ready for a period of hibernation and your cooling equipment ready for months of daily use.
How Much Was Your Heating Bill?
Homes with high-efficiency Carrier HVAC systems can rest assured that they’re getting the most bang for their buck when it comes to keeping their home comfortable and energy efficient. However, before doing basic maintenance, take the time to analyze your heating bill. How much money did you spend this winter? How does this compare to last year’s bills? If you notice an increase in your costs, it may be time to replace your old system with something new.
Clean & Change
As you’re prepping your furnace to hibernate for the coming season, don’t forget to clean it up first. Make sure you do the area around the furnace as well. If you haven’t already, check the furnace filter and see if it needs to be replaced. Putting the furnace into hibernation in good condition means it will be ready when colder weather rolls around again.
Call your local HVAC company and ask them about regular HVAC service agreements that they might have. It can be difficult to keep track of when your system needs an inspection, but having a maintenance plan will help ensure you never miss an important HVAC appointment again.
At McMaster, we can help you keep your heating and air conditioning systems in good shape all-year-long. Give us a call at (949) 441-5611 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Lake Forest, Irvine, and other nearby areas in CA.