As the weather starts to heat up, its time to get your Alton, IL homes HVAC system ready for the hot and humid summer heat. If you want high=quality indoor air, it is crucial that you have your HVAC system properly serviced each spring. Getting your system maintenance can also help improve the overall efficiency of your system, saving you money on energy costs and unnecessary repairs.

You should use this checklist to make sure that you HVAC system is properly maintained before the summer heat creeps in.

Air Filters

Replace Your HVAC Air Filters

Your homes HVAC air filters will over time accumulate debris and dirt, which will eventually clog up the filters. This reduces the airflow that goes through your system. It also forces your unit to work harder in order to keep your home’s temperature at a comfortable level. This will end up costing you more money with your utility bills. By replacing your air filters, you will save money on energy costs, and your indoor air quality will improve. If you are not sure how your systems filters are properly replaced, contact your local technician, and they can show you how it is done during a tune-up appointment.

Remove Any Outdoor AC Covers

When getting ready for spring and summer, remember to take the AC cover off of your outside unit. This is a simple step that can make all of difference. That is because your system will not be able to take much air in if the cover is still left on it.

Clean Around Your HVAC Unit

Winter weather can accumulate dust, dirt, and grime around your HVAC unit. The coils on your unit may need to be cleaned and all debris should be removed from the area around your unit. Make sure to also keep an eye out for any pests that have made a nest in or around your HVAC unit. Make sure to schedule an appointment for maintenance. This allows for a professional to inspect your unit for any damages, and it can allow them to make necessary repairs.

Upgrade Your Home’s Thermostat

If your home does not have a programmable thermostat, then it is time to get one. By switching thermostats, you can save up to 10% on your heating and cooling bill throughout the year. While you can always set your thermostats manually, the programmable thermostats allow for you to keep your home comfortable throughout the entire day. If you want to upgrade your thermostat, make sure to contact your local professional technician to help install one for you.

Air Conditioning

Schedule Your HVAC System Maintenance

Spring is the best time of the year to schedule your annual HVAC system maintenance. If you wait until the hot weather arrives, you are going to risk working your system too hard before it has been serviced for the upcoming summer months. If you need to schedule a system maintenance, give our team at B & W Heating & Cooling a call today!