Spring and Your Air Conditioner

August 24, 2020
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Why Spring Is the Best Time to Schedule AC Maintenance

After a long cold winter of walking through the snow and putting your heater to the test every night, the day you’ve been waiting for arrives at last. The sun finally bursts from the clouds on a slightly warmer day in March as the cherry blossoms peek out from the trees. It’s finally spring – and as the days grow warmer, the need for a heater slowly changes to the desire for a cooler home.

Shake off the dust of winter – choose the preventative route for keeping your home comfortable all year long. Make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat of the summer by scheduling your annual maintenance in the spring.

HVAC specialists like ours at Avanti Plumbing and Heating Inc. are often busiest during the peak times of late spring and early summer, when homeowners are scrambling to ensure their AC is working properly before temperatures skyrocket. Don’t put it off until the last minute. Schedule your maintenance with us before the rush!

Contact Avanti Plumbing and Heating Inc. today to schedule your yearly maintenance by calling (610) 609-7797.

Your Springtime Checklist

Make sure you’re ready for the Pennsylvania summer by taking the following steps to prepare your AC:

  • Change your system filter at last once per month
  • Change your programmable thermostat to cool
  • Schedule a cleaning
  • Avoid open windows
  • Schedule springtime maintenance

Maximizing Efficiency

When the seasons change, it can be difficult to get the most out of your HVAC system. Keep your air conditioner running at its best by keeping it on a low setting. Although this may seem counterintuitive, the energy it takes for your system to switch on and off throughout the day is far more draining than having it work to maintain a comfortable temperature all day long.

Benefits of Springtime Maintenance

There are many benefits to ensuring you schedule your AC maintenance in the early spring. Aside from being prepared for sticky, hot days, benefits include:

  • Reduced energy bills
  • Fewer repairs
  • Better efficiency
  • Extended life
  • No voided warranties

With regular maintenance, your AC unit has a better chance of working efficiently. Between keeping your air conditioner clean and catching problems early, Avanti Plumbing and Heating Inc. can reduce your utility bill by up to 20% while maintaining a comfortable home.

Should I Try DIY?

There are a few things you can do as a homeowner to ensure your air conditioner works at peak efficiency throughout the summer. Ideally, you should be changing your air filter at least every month, and possibly more depending on the air quality both inside and outside your home. Factors such as the number of people and pets in your home can affect this significantly. Contact Avanti Plumbing and Heating Inc. to determine how often you should be changing your air filters.

Another important step is keeping the heat pump, which is installed outdoors, free of debris such as grass clippings or tree branches. It’s best to keep a 2-foot radius of clearance around the unit to ensure that it can run safely and efficiently. Keep an eye on this regularly, but especially after heavy winds or storms.

As tempting as it may be to attempt any further DIY work on your air conditioner either to fix it or to prepare it for the warmer season, most technical work is best left to the professionals. Working with natural gas, refrigerant, high voltages, and carbon monoxide can be incredibly dangerous and, without the training and experience necessary, it’s possible to make the situation worse. That’s why it’s important to contact the professional team at Avanti Plumbing and Heating Inc. in the early spring.

Are you ready to schedule your springtime maintenance for your home’s air conditioner? Contact Avanti Plumbing and Heating Inc. today at (610) 609-7797.

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