How Should Homeowners Prepare Their HVAC System for Spring?

How Should Homeowners Prepare Their HVAC System for Spring?

May 16, 2022 | Finneytown, Air Filter, Blog, HVAC, IAQ, Maintenance, OH, Ohio

Spring has sprung here in Southwestern Ohio, and that means it is time to start your spring cleaning checklist. When most homeowners think of spring cleaning, they typically think of decluttering and cleaning up the inside of the home; however, your HVAC system is an essential piece of equipment that needs attention in the springtime. Our HVAC experts at Finneytown Heating & Cooling share a few tips to ensure your home is summer-ready and your family stays cool and comfortable this season. 

Have You Changed Your Air Filter Recently?

The best thing you can do to ensure your home stays cool and your HVAC system is efficiently running this summer is regularly clean or replace your air filters. Depending on if there are any pets in the home or what type of air filters you use, air filters need to be changed every one to three months. With allergens and pollen levels rising the highest in the spring, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to check on your air filters a bit more frequently.

When Was The Last Time Your Thermostat’s Batteries Were Changed?

Because your thermostat is a key communicator between you and your HVAC system, if it isn’t working properly, neither will your HVAC equipment. Thermostats will typically notify you when their battery levels are low and need to be replaced. Unfortunately, thermostat batteries can die anytime, whether you’re at work or on vacation, which leads to you coming back to a hot home. The best way to prevent this issue is to replace your thermostat’s batteries with a fresh new pair this spring season.  

How Is Your Ductwork Looking?

If you spot an air leak in your home, it is not a good sign. No air leaks should be present in your home, and if they are, it can lead to your HVAC equipment working harder to reach your ideal comfort levels. Our experts at Finneytown Heating & Cooling suggest inspecting exposed ductwork and checking for any rips, holes, gaps, or openings and sealing them properly. 

Does Your Drainage Hole Need a Cleaning?

An air conditioner typically has a drainage hole at the system’s base that redirects condensation away from the equipment. Because your A/C doesn’t get used during the winter season, it isn’t uncommon for your drainage hole to become clogged. The last thing you want to deal with is drain blockages, so check in on your drainage hole this spring. 

Have You Booked Your Spring Maintenance Check?

Just like your furnace gets a tune-up before the winter season, your air conditioner should have a maintenance check before the summer begins. Maintaining your equipment with seasonal safety checks and tune-ups is very important for keeping your home feeling comfortable all season long and helps identify any issues most homeowners cannot see. This summer, the last thing you want is your air conditioner breaking down on a hot day, so ensure you have the professionals inspect and repair any unseen issues on your equipment this spring. 

Most Southwestern Ohio homeowners understand the difficult ever-fluctuating weather conditions we experience here, so it can be challenging to determine when the best time is to kick on your air conditioner. Our HVAC experts at Finneytown Heating & Cooling want to ensure you and your family have a cool and safe summer! If you need assistance in preparing your HVAC system for the summer season or need yearly maintenance services on your equipment, we are here to help! Call us today at (513) 935-0440, or schedule an appointment by clicking here!