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As The Seasons Change: 3 HVAC Maintenance Takes To Keep Your Days Comfortable

by Feride Halma

The days are changing and your HVAC system is going to need maintenance as the weather gets cooler. During the spring, summer, fall and winter, you need to have your HVAC system maintained to ensure efficient performance and avoid costly repairs. Regular maintenance will ensure you have heating or cooling when you need the air conditioning in your home the most. Here are some of the maintenance tasks that need to be done as the seasons change throughout the year:

1. Spring Cleaning Maintenance to Get Ready for Warmer Weather

The spring is a time when you need to do spring cleaning, which includes your HVAC system. The AC will need maintenance before you need it to start cooling your home when the warmer weather arrives before summer officially starts. Some of the things that need to be done include changing filters, cleaning the unit and inspecting the system for any maintenance and repairs that need to be done. Having an HVAC contractor service your system in spring will save you from repair headaches during the summer when you need cooling the most.

2. Summer and Autumn Weather and Problems with Your HVAC System

Summer is the time of the year when your will be using your AC the most, which also means repairs and maintenance. Keeping up with the maintenance of your AC during the summer months will help to prevent repairs. Make sure that you keep the system clean, change the filters and reduce use. During the hottest days, turn the system up a couple of degrees to reduce strain on the air conditioner. In addition, if your system is constantly working to keep your home cool, you will also want to change the filter more often.

3. The Maintenance Needed to Get Your HVAC Ready for Winter Weather

As the weather changes at the end of summer, you will need to get ready and prepare to start heating your home. Different types of heating systems will need different maintenance during the winter months.  If you have a radiant heating system with a boiler, you will want to have a technician do maintenance to the boiler and radiators or other heating element s. If you have conventional forced-air heating, then the furnace will need maintenance, such as cleaning the blower and other components.

Maintenance of your HVAC system is important throughout the year, and will help prevent costly repairs. Before the seasons turn again, contact an HVAC contractor to ensure your system is serviced as the weather changes. 

For more information, talk to a company like Hughes Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioner.