Preparing Your HVAC System for the Spring

Springtime is here which means more greenery, budding flowers, more pollen, and warmer weather. It also means that it’s time to perform the dreaded spring cleaning in your Mount Pleasant, SC home. Something that should be included in your spring cleaning is annual HVAC system maintenance. As the temperatures (and humidity) continue to rise, the need for cooler air rises as well. Before you know it, springtime will be over and the temperatures will be consistently in the 90s. If you don’t prepare for the change of season now, you might be left with no way to combat the Charleston, SC heat. That’s where the HERO Heating & Air team comes in! Keep reading below to learn how you can best prepare your HVAC system for the spring here in the greater Mount Pleasant, SC area.

Why HVAC Maintenance Is Important

Going from winter to spring is typically the most important transition in terms of preparing your HVAC system, especially here in Charleston, SC. Since your AC unit is about to be constantly used in order to keep your home comfortable, it’s more important than ever to ensure everything is working as it should. Before you make the switch to cool your house, you’ll need to take the necessary steps to ensure that it’s ready to keep you and your family comfortable.

How to Prepare Your AC Unit

Change Your Air Filters

Regularly replacing your air filters is one of the easiest and best things you can do for your heating and air conditioning system. Clean air filters not only improve the quality of your indoor air, but also allow for proper airflow throughout your HVAC system which increases your comfort and your energy efficiency. We recommend changing them out every 1-3 months depending on how dirty they are. To ensure maximum comfort and efficiency this spring make sure your HVAC system has clean air filters!

Program Your Thermostat

If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat in your Mount Pleasant, SC home, now is the time to upgrade! Programmable thermostats allow you to create a schedule for your heating and air conditioning system. Programming your thermostat to ease up while you’re regularly away from home and then programming it to crank back up upon your arrival. This not only improves your home comfort, it also decreases your energy usage and puts less stress on your AC unit.

Test Your Air Conditioner

Since your AC unit has been out of commission for quite some time, it’s important to give it a test run to ensure it’s working properly before it’s too late. When you turn your air conditioner on, let it run for a full cycle before shutting it down. Does it make any strange noises? Does your Charleston, SC home feel cooler? Does the temperature inside of your home match the thermostat? If you notice anything off with your cooling system, give the local HERO Heating & Air team a call for AC repair help!

Schedule Professional Maintenance

Finally, don’t neglect professional AC maintenance. Your air conditioner needs to be professionally inspected and maintained at least once a year, especially here in the greater Mount Pleasant, SC heat and humidity. HVAC maintenance is the best way to ensure that your system is working the way it should. It also helps to prevent costly repairs and future breakdowns. If you’re interested in scheduling professional maintenance to keep your home comfortable, give our team a call today!

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