Spring has arrived! With longer days and rising temperatures ahead, now is a great time to start thinking about spring cleaning. More importantly, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning your HVAC system.

As seasons change, we recommend all homeowners start thinking about their homes’ heating and cooling. Regular cleaning and maintenance keep your system in tip-top shape. In addition, they can save you money (and unnecessary stress) in the months ahead.

Here are some items to add to your checklist this spring!

Change Your Air Filter

Spring provides a great opportunity to swap your system’s air filter. Ideally, you should change your air filter every few months (roughly every 90 days). Replacing dirty filters keeps your AC unit running properly and efficiently – keeping your home cool and your energy bill low. New air filters will also improve the air quality of your home. Homeowners with pets or seasonal allergies benefit most from this easy switch!

Program Your Thermostat for Spring Temperatures

Thermostat settings can be a source of household arguments, especially in the transitional months of spring. Some may be too hot, others too cold. How do you compromise?

While settings may vary between homes, studies have shown that 68 degrees Fahrenheit is an ideal temperature for your home year-round. However, this temperature could fluctuate based on the amount of time spent at home as well as general comfort. No matter where you set it, we recommend homeowners avoid constantly changing their thermostat. Turning up or turning down the temperature day after day will actually cost you more money over time. Investing in a smart thermostat can help you regulate the temperature of your home and increase your energy savings.

Clean Your Air Vents as Part of Spring Cleaning Your HVAC System

The air vents in your home often attract dust and other potential allergens. As these particles build up over time, your system starts to blow them throughout your home. This not only reduces the air quality, but it can also make spring allergies worse.

Before powering up your AC unit for the first time, give your vents some TLC. Homeowners may also want to consider cleaning inside their air ducts to prevent further dust and debris from circulating throughout the air.

Schedule A Maintenance Visit

Spring is the time of year we encourage homeowners to schedule a maintenance visit for their HVAC unit. Dirt and neglect are often cited as the number one reasons for system failure. Regular maintenance visits keep your system running efficiently, therefore lowering your energy costs – no matter the time of year.

At Viviano Heating & Air Conditioning, our technicians can help ensure your unit is functioning properly before the hot, humid weather hits. No matter the service or repair required, we take care of your heating and cooling system. We can even create customized maintenance programs, keeping you and your family cool and comfortable. Learn more about our services and maintenance program by contacting us, here! Don’t wait for the heat, start planning today.