Winter is about to end and make way for spring. If you want to keep cool during the warmer months ahead, it’s a good idea to have annual maintenance performed on your HVAC system. Here are a few things to consider to ensure your A/C is in top shape as the weather warms up:
- Have your entire HVAC system inspected. Whether you have an A/C that’s been sitting idle over the winter or a heat pump that’s been working hard all season, you should have it checked by a professional. A licensed HVAC contractor will be able to fix common HVAC problems and alert you of any problems that might be on the horizon. This can prevent a costly repair bills if your system should suffer a failure on a sweltering summer day.
- If you’re upgrading your system, look for tax credits, incentives and sales in your area to help you make the switch.
- Seal and insulate the ductwork in your home. Even if you’ve sealed your home before, it never hurts to double check the problem spots to make sure the seals are still intact. Next, speak to your local HVAC expert about whether or not your current insulation is enough to keep you cool.
- Upgrade to a programmable thermostat. If you left your A/C running last summer, you probably racked up a higher energy bill than you expected. If you turned it off before leaving your house, you probably saved some money, but at the cost of coming home to a stuffy home. You can have a programmable thermostat installed to take care of your A/C and energy savings.
NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating is here to help our neighbors in Martin, Palm Beach and Indian River County make the right energy decisions for their homes. Contact us today to learn more about preparing your HVAC system for the spring!