HVAC System Maintenance: Preparing for Summer
Spring is the perfect time of year for making sure that certain parts of your home are still in good working condition. Ainsworth & Co. Air Conditioning – Heating, one of the top air conditioner replacement companies in the state, recommends you finish the following tasks before the start of summer.
Check That Your Outdoor Plumbing Is Still Working
Summer heat can quickly dry up your lawn and garden. To keep your grass and shrubs lush and green even in the summer heat, check to see if your irrigation system is working properly. A slow trickle of water from the garden hose might indicate an issue with the pipes. If there’s insufficient water flow, call a plumber to have your pipes inspected and fixed as soon as possible.
Look for Signs of Damage On the Exterior
Even if they don’t last long, summer thunderstorms and the heavy downpour that usually accompanies them can still pose a threat, with rainwater seeping into the cracks left behind by melting snow and ice.
It’s a good practice to check your roof, gutters and windows for signs of damage at the end of the winter season. If you find any cracks or worn-out caulking around your window, have them fixed as soon as possible. The cracks can let warm air in and cold air out, forcing your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to work harder to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. In addition, an overworked HVAC system is more likely to break down, forcing you to hire an HVAC repair contractor.
Clean the Air Conditioner’s Filters
Cracks on the exterior aren’t the only cause of higher power bills; dirty filters also force your HVAC system to consume more energy. Generally, filters need to be cleaned every month.
Even if the HVAC system’s working normally, it’s still a good idea to have an HVAC contractor inspect and maintain it periodically. Contractors can fix seemingly minor problems before they worsen, preventing sudden breakdowns that could cost you a lot more in the long run.
Ainsworth & Co. Air Conditioning – Heating offers HVAC system installation and furnace replacement services. To get a free quote on your project, call (281) 336-0312 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Baytown, TX.