For many homeowners in the Greater Toronto Area, the spring is the best time to enjoy heaps of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. When spring comes, you’ll want to ensure your HVAC system to run efficiently and carry you through the season without any problems.
Ensuring your HVAC system is operating at its best during spring will significantly lower your energy bills, make your house more comfortable, and improve indoor air quality.
Here are the 5 tips to help you get your HVAC ready for spring:
1.Check your filters
Filters are designed to trap debris and particles from the air in order to keeps the components of your HVAC system clean. After working extremely hard during the winter months, filters may have become clogged, hence losing their efficiency. So, you should start your seasonal HVAC maintenance by replacing filters. Replacing old filters with new ones ensures there’s no dirt coming back to your home and keeps your HVAC system at peak performance. You can call a reliable HVAC maintenance specialist to help you replace the filter if you are not comfortable doing so.
2.Clean your HVAC unit
There are components of your cooling system that are kept outdoors, and if it was left uncovered over winter, chances are that it has accumulated some dirt and debris in and around it. If this unit is dirty on its outside or its inside components, airflow may be impeded and it will take longer for the HVAC system to cool your home.
Be sure to remove any debris, trash, or foliage around the unit and clear the area around it to ensure it functions properly.
3.Install a smart thermostat
If you do not yet have a programmable smart thermostat in your home, it is the best way to manage your home’s temperature. It is best to hire a qualified HVAC maintenance professional to install your smart thermostat for you. A smart thermostat allows you to control the temperature in your home on the go through a mobile device or computer. With this device, you can have full control of your temperature even when you’re away from home. There are smart thermostats with the ability to learn your household’s unique schedule and adjust heating and cooling accordingly, hence helping you increase your energy savings.
4.Clean all ductwork, vents, and registers
Your ductwork, vents, and registers accumulate dust, pet dander, and other particles over time which may impact your systems performance. It is important to have these components inspected by an HVAC maintenance specialist and cleaned to improve their overall efficiency.
To properly clean your ductwork, special industrial equipment is required. So, even though you may be able to clean your vents and registers, you will not be able to clean out your ducts without the specialty equipment. You may also risk damaging your HVAC unit.
5.Check for any air leaks and insulate
Air leaks in your HVAC system are caused by damaged ductwork, broken seals, lack of mechanical fastening, and many other causes. These leaks can impact your unit’s performance and increase your energy bills. Be sure to check for air leaks and insulate your ductwork to save money on your energy bill.
If you need help with HVAC maintenance, you can trust the professionals at DeMarco Mechanical Services Inc. to provide high-quality service. Give us a call today at 416-820-9155 to book your consultation.