Is Your HVAC System Ready for the Heat?

Posted On: March 4, 2022

short pump heating and air technician working on ac unit outside of houseMarch is here and spring weather is right around the corner. As HVAC professionals, the biggest question we have for our customers is: Are you ready for the heat? Is your system running efficiently and properly for when that first hot day hits and you switch off your heat and turn on your AC?

Short Pump Heating & Air wants to ensure you are ready for the warmer temps ahead.

  1. When did you last change your filter? This is the number one tip we tell every homeowner to follow for two reasons: It’s easy to do, and it can have a big impact on how efficiently your HVAC system runs in the coming months. A clean air filter can reduce energy usage in your home, as well as improve the air quality of your home by trapping airborne particles like dust and allergens. We recommend replacing disposable filters monthly or cleaning higher grade washable filters every couple of months.
  2. Have you cleared off debris and dirt from your system?
    Regularly checking on the outdoor unit is important because weather and environmental elements can have an impact on how it runs. As you’re checking off your spring to-do list, be sure to inspect your unit to remove any loose leaves or debris, and cut back any overgrown vegetation within 2 feet of the unit. This is necessary for allowing your AC unit to pull in the air it needs to control the temperature in your home.
  3. When was the last time you had your ductwork checked?
    Your ductwork is a key element in the efficiency of cooling your home. When checking this, be sure to look for any leaks or holes that might need sealing.   Inspect your ductwork for any cracks that might need to be repaired.
  4. Have you scheduled your preventive maintenance visit?
    Annual or semiannual maintenance is the best way to ensure the efficiency, long life expectancy, and reliability of your unit. Short Pump Heating and Air comes out to clean, inspect, test and repair any issues with your thermostat and unit to ensure you are ready for the heat when it strikes.

For more tips and tricks on ensuring your HVAC system is ready, call 804-364-9040 to speak with one of our expert technicians or set up your preventive maintenance visit!

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