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Spring Into Action On Your HVAC System

Spring is a great transition time when you can make changes that will set the stage for the rest of the year. Spring cleaning your home is one way to go about removing the old and making way for the new. Taking action on your HVAC system, which works hard year round, is another way to take care of your home’s and family’s needs. Here are five HVAC related tasks to take care of this spring.


Clean your airflow system

This task consists of replacing your filter (or upgrading it if necessary) and having your ductwork cleaned. You’ll get rid of the winter accumulation of dust while keeping your HVAC system performing as it should. Remember that if you are upgrading your filter to talk to a professional about whether it will affect your blower performance so you can make the right decision for your needs.

Have your furnace and AC tuned up

Equipment tuneups are easy to postpone and you can get away with it for a short time. But if this is a habit or you’ve procrastinated too long, the effects could spell disaster for your furnace, air conditioner, and finances. Depending on the age of your HVAC system and the last time it was maintained, you need to make this a spring priority.

Have that ERV installed

If you’ve been going by on the bare minimum ventilation for your home, this spring is a great time to upgrade. An energy recovery ventilator gives you fresh air directly from outside (as opposed to infiltration through doors to make up for exhaust air). It also preconditions the air so that it’s closer to indoor temperature and humidity, saving energy.

Upgrade your thermostat

Springtime can be frustrating. Some days are warm, others are winter chilly. Your HVAC system has to contend with all of it, switching between heating and cooling. A thermostat upgrade might mean the difference between constant fiddling or setting and forgetting. Now is the time ot consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat to maintain your home’s comfort levels.

Replace old equipment

As the weather warms up, the demand for new air conditioners and upgraded equipment rises. Don’t wait for the summer heat to call in a professional to replace your air conditioner. Similarly, your furnace might have barely made it through winter. Now is the best time to replace it, while demand is waning and everyone is looking towards warmer days. If you need help springing into action on your HVAC system, give us a call. 301-401-2780

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