With the long-awaited arrival of spring, it’s time to get your Ottawa HVAC system ready for warmer days and make sure it cools your home perfectly during the hot and humid summer.
These are the most important steps for taking your central air conditioning system out of hibernation and ensuring your comfort this spring and summer.
Clean the Air Ducts for Better Indoor Air Quality
A lot of dust, dirt, and other allergens accumulate in your home’s air ducts over time. Since we spend the vast majority of our time indoors, this is important.
Cleaning the ductwork before you get the system going again will ensure you breathe in clean air, which is especially important if you have seasonal allergies.
Cleaning the ducts also eliminates potential fire hazards and lowers your monthly energy bills, thanks to improved airflow.
Replace the Filters in Your HVAC System
Just like air ducts, filters in central air conditioners clog with regular use.
To prevent various pollutants and allergens from circulating in your home, replace the filters before starting up your air conditioning system.
Apart from improving your indoor air quality, you’ll also improve your HVAC system’s efficiency, which translates to lower energy bills.
You should change your air filters every three months and conduct weekly or monthly checkups to stop potential problems in their tracks.
Inspect HVAC for Potential Leaks and Cracks
Leaking air conditioners can become a safety hazard, so it’s vital to check for potential leaks and cracks.
Ottawa’s winter weather with harsh winds and sharp temperature extremes often causes cracks in insulation seals, such as those around doors and windows and in your basement and attic.
That’s why you should also check for any leaks in your home’s insulation.
Sealing them up will increase your central air conditioning efficiency and prevent the cool air from escaping your home.
Check the Thermostat
Inspecting your central air conditioning thermostat is crucial for ensuring that your HVAC system is functioning correctly.
A hiccup with the thermostat may indicate a bigger problem with the entire system.
A functioning thermostat should display the accurate temperature of your indoor air. If it shows a different temperature, it likely needs a replacement. If you don’t replace it, you could end up paying hefty energy bills and risk the entire HVAC system’s failure.
Have you thought about installing a programmable or smart thermostat?
Both types are fantastic for energy efficiency and can save you a pretty penny on both heating and cooling bills.
Schedule a Seasonal A/C Tune-Up
Scheduling a seasonal AC tune-up is the smartest step you can take to get your HVAC system ready for spring.
AC professionals can clean the unit, check for leaks, cracks, and loose seals and change the air filters and other parts that may be broken or worn out.
Most importantly, they can inspect every nook and cranny of the system to identify and fix potential problems. Letting us handle regular inspections and maintenance can save you money on costly repairs.
If you need expert Ottawa air conditioning inspection and maintenance services, Advanced HVAC is here for you. Our certified AC technicians can ensure your HVAC system is working properly and go the extra mile to provide you with exceptional customer service.
Contact us today to discuss your needs with a friendly HVAC professional and to get your free quote.