Springtime is the perfect time for getting out and checking things off of your home springtime to-do list! The weather has gotten a lot better, we've shrugged off the winter blues and looking forward to summer. Start this springtime off on the right foot by not ignoring those things around your home that need attention during this beautiful season. Summer will be here before you know it! Here are a few things that you should knock off your to-do list before hot summer temperatures roll in.
Why is it important to have your HVAC unit inspected during the spring?
There are many benefits of having your HVAC unit looked at during the early parts of spring. The comfort of the home will increase, and there will be fewer breakdowns of the HVAC unit itself. For the family members that suffer from asthma or allergies, air quality will improve. Also having your air ducts cleaned and serviced before the summer time rush and taking advantage of spring time specials will financially help along the way as well. Let's have a look at ways to have your heating and cooling systems working correctly when the summertime gets in full swing.
Air Conditioning Maintenance Means a Comfy Home
The first benefit of preventative air conditioner maintenance is having a better overall comfort to the home. When your HVAC unit is working as it should, when you set your thermostat to cool, you should feel it almost immediately. If you have turned your air-conditioning on already for the spring and you feel like it is not cooling the house off yet, you may have a problem going on with your unit. Contact the experts at Weis Comfort Systems today to set up your appointment.
Routine Maintenance means Total Performance
Another significant advantage to performing preventative maintenance on your HVAC unit is you'll have fewer breakdowns. Think of your HVAC unit like your car. Your HVAC will run a lot smoother with regular routine maintenance. When you drive more than 3-5,000 miles with the same oil change, it will affect the way car performs. The same thing with your heating and cooling system can happen.
Cleaner Unit, Cleaner Air
The air quality of your home will improve with regular maintenance. That's because the HVAC technician at Weis Comfort Systems will clean the air conditioner and replaces your air filter if needed. While replacing your air filter can be undoubtedly done by yourself, the techs at Weis can perform routine HVAC checkup throughout the year to make sure that when you are ready to use your unit, it will be prepared for the summer.
Also, with having a clean air filter, your A/C unit runs more efficiently and your indoor air quality improves dramatically. This is especially important if a family member suffers from asthma or allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , allergies are on the rise. So making sure that the ventilation in your home is clean and free of airborne allergies in the house.
Get that Duct Work Cleaned Out
Have you thought of having your air ducts cleaned before spring? Air duct cleaning removes a lot of the dirt and debris that gets stuck in the duct-work that runs throughout your house during the winter. The reason why the springtime is a great time to perform this maintenance is because the air in your home can recirculate up to five to seven times a day when your air conditioner kicks into high gear this summer. Don't allow your heating and cooling system get overworked because of neglect to the HVAC unit.
Don't Wait too Long…
Finally, it's convenient for you to get your unit serviced before the summer rush. Once the temperature rises, the demand will increase for heating and cooling services. Getting maintenance done in the spring ensures your house is ready for the notoriously hot and humid St. Louis summers. Plus, you'll save money on a spring A/C tune-up. Many HVAC companies, including Weis Comfort Systems, run deals for HVAC maintenance in the spring. Please take advantage of our springtime HVAC maintenance specials that we have available.
Need a Home Maintenance Checklist for Interior and Exterior projects?
Just like any car on the roads today, your home needs occasional tune-ups and routine maintenance and to stay in tip-top shape. Fortunately, Weis Comfort Systems has put together a list that you can complete yourself by following our checklist for indoor and outdoor maintenance.
Inspect brickwork and stucco.
First, you want to walk around your entire home and look for telltale signs of moisture. If you see staining, cracks, improper flashing, and stucco that is starting to fall off, have the professionals at Weis have a look at the problem before it gets out of hand.
Replace rotted siding and trim; paint as needed.
For a lot of people, this sounds like more work than they want to attempt, but it's not as difficult as it may seem. But if you do need assistance, Hire the professionals at Weis Comfort Systems to tackle your siding maintenance.
Clean gutters and downspouts
Multiple freezes and thaws during the winter can result in sags and dips in your gutters and downspouts.
Inspect your roof.
Check for damaged shingles, which can make your roof susceptible to leaks. Performing regular maintenance helps to extend the life of your roof although not every problem can be identified by the untrained eye.
Get a chimney check-up.
Hire a professional that can quickly check for cracks or leaks. It's important to make sure that both your fireplace and chimney are safe throughout the season. So before you light your next fire, follow these steps to make sure it's in good working order.
Don't overlook your attic.
Check for proper ventilation, obstructions, and leaks. Poor airflow contributes to higher energy costs during the summer with hot attic air moves into the living spaces. Check out your heat/air unit; change batteries in detectors. Change filters and clean the air purifier, but leave the rest to the pros.
Prune landscaping and create proper drainage.
Maintain your plants and shrubs to prevent soil erosion.
Give concrete a little TLC.
Seal your driveway, powerwash your patio and have a pro service your pool.
Weatherproof your windows and doors.
Check all caulk lines and weather stripping; replace screens. A proper sealant will help keep energy cost down.
Don't forget the sump pump.
Install a battery backup pump as insurance against water damage
There are many benefits to having your HVAC unit and your homes exterior and interior regularly maintained. It is not wise to skip out on regular maintenance because there are consequences to delaying the tune-up is that you'll feel this summer and beyond. Choose the experts at Weis Comfort Systems for your HVAC needs. We have been serving St. Louis and the surrounding areas with the highest standard of air conditioning repair, furnace replacement, and health and safety services and maintenance for over 40 years. We look forward to providing you with the absolute best heating and cooling repair or replacement experience possible. For more information about our heating and cooling services, or to request a quote, contact us today.