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3 Simple Repairs That Will Improve Your HVAC System

by Amelia Martin

Your HVAC system plays an important role in maintaining the comfort of your home. You want both your heating and cooling components to run efficiently in order to reduce utility costs and energy expenditure. 

Spring is the perfect time to evaluate the performance of your HVAC system to determine if efficiency expectations are being met. 

Follow these simple repair tips to help you increase HVAC efficiency and improve the interior comfort of your home throughout the spring and summer months.

1. Replace the Air Filter

Most modern HVAC systems are equipped with filters that help remove contaminant particles from your home's air supply. These filters can become clogged over time, reducing the efficiency of your cooling system. 

You should always inspect your air filter in spring to check for dirt and debris captured during the winter. Replace the air filter with a fresh one, or clean the filter thoroughly if you have a non-disposable filter in your HVAC system. 

A clean filter allows air to easily pass through your HVAC system so that your air conditioner can keep your home cool and comfortable without using a significant amount of energy.

2. Program Your Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is one of the most valuable tools a homeowner has when it comes to the efficiency of a home's HVAC system. Spring is the perfect time to evaluate the program settings on your thermostat and make any changes needed to accommodate your current schedule. 

By setting your desired temperature on the thermostat, your HVAC system can produce hot or cold air in response to fluctuating temperatures that often appear during the spring. 

If your HVAC system isn't equipped with a programmable thermostat, now is a great time to have an HVAC professional install one so that you can take advantage of the efficiency boost a programmable thermostat can offer.

3. Schedule an HVAC Inspection

Spring is a time of transition for your HVAC system. You will be relying less and less on your furnace, and beginning to use your air conditioner more frequently as temperatures begin to rise during the spring months. This transitional period is a great time to schedule a routine HVAC inspection. 

An experienced technician can be called in to give your furnace and air conditioner a thorough inspection. Any problems identified can be repaired immediately to prevent more serious damage from occurring in the future. 

Your furnace can be cleaned and inspected for damage it may have sustained throughout the winter heating season, and your air conditioner can be readied for the extensive use it will see during the summer months.  Call a local HVAC contractor for an AC repair today.