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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

4 Heating Maintenance Tips To Start Your Spring Cleaning And Prepare For Summer Weather

by Rita Richardson

Soon, the summer weather will be here, and it will be time to start the AC to keep your home cool and comfortable. Before you forget about the cold winter months that have passed, you will want to do maintenance to the heating to ensure it survives the summer and is ready to heat your home again next winter. The following tips will help you with the spring cleaning and heating maintenance service that needs to be done before the summer months arrive:

1. Start Spring Cleaning by Doing the Furnace, Vents, and Ductwork in Your Home

To start with spring heating maintenance, you will want to begin with cleaning the furnace and areas around it. Make sure that you clean up any dust and debris in the furnace, as well as any clutter. This will make it easier to do any maintenance if needed during late winter storms that can come later in the season.

2. Make Sure the Heating and AC Air Filters Have Been Changed Before Changing Your HVAC

The HVAC system you have installed in your home has air filters to improve air quality and reduce wear on furnaces and air conditioners. In spring, you will need to change the air filter on your furnace for the last time. In addition, there may be a separate air filter for the cooling system that will also need to be changed before the weather gets warmer.

3. Audit Your Home for Energy Loss and Air Leaks That Affect Your HVAC System

Energy loss with air conditioning comes from issues with poor maintenance and air leaks. When you are doing maintenance to your heating during the spring months, you will want to do an energy audit to find problems like air leaks and maintenance issues that cause energy waste. Fixing these problems with help improve the efficiency of both your heating and air conditioning.

4. Switch Your Heating to AC and Turning the Furnace Off for the Summer Months

Lastly, you will need to do some changes to your HVAC system before your switch from heating to cooling. Mainly, you will want to adjust dampers that are located in the air ducts, which change air flow for the needs of your AC to keep your home cool during the summer months.

These are some tips that will help with spring cleaning and heating maintenance to get ready for spring. If you need help with heating maintenance and repairs this spring, contact a heating maintenance service to ensure your system is ready for the summer months.