It’s almost the first day of spring! Although it may not feel like it outside (still a chill in the air), warm weather is right around the corner. As you get into spring cleaning mode here are a few tips to help get your home’s HVAC system ready for the changing of seasons.
Replace Batteries In Your Thermostats
Wall thermostats typically use AA or AAA alkaline batteries or 3V button-style lithium batteries. The battery of the thermostat keeps your programming saved and prevents your heating and cooling control system from turning off when the power goes out. Change your wall thermostat batteries once a year, or when the low battery indicator appears on the digital display.
Change Air Filters
Besides improving the energy efficiency of your HVAC system and saving you money on energy bills, there are other benefits to maintaining a clean air filter. When filters are dirty, your HVAC system has to work harder to do its job. This can shorten the life of your equipment, resulting in costly repairs or full replacement sooner. Dirty filters will also reduce the air quality in your home. As allergens pass through the dirty filter, they are dispersed through your home aggravating the symptoms of those with allergies.
Clear Area Around A/C Condensers
If you use a winter cover, be sure to remove before turning your system on for the first time. Remove debris and cut back shrubs or bushes leaning on or over the condensers to avoid affecting the performance of your system. There should be at least 2 feet around each condenser so they may be serviced and for the units to function properly.
Schedule An A/C Spring Check
Invite a Levco technician over to the home this spring to check your equipment, replace the air filters, clean out the condenser fins, as well as take operational pressures, temperature and humidity readings, and check the refrigerant levels. Preparing your system for the heat of summer will help extend the life of your equipment, avoid emergency service calls, and save on electric bills.
Caring for your home’s HVAC equipment can be a challenge if you don’t have the right people on your side. When you partner with a company like Levco, you don’t have to sweat the details. Levco is the premier provider of Heating & Cooling service as well as fuel oil delivery in Fairfield County, CT. Since 1980, Levco has been family owned and operated, offering the highest quality service to thousands of homeowners. We have made it our mission: “To solve problems for our customers, often before they even know they have them.” You can lean on us!
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