With the temperatures climbing a little higher each passing day, getting your home prepared the coming hot months of summer is something every Licking County homeowner should take seriously. To help you along these lines, if you haven’t done so already, we at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling present the following list to help prep your air conditioning system for the hot weather approaching.
Ohio Summer Checklist:
Don’t Forget Your Air Filters
While homeowners are supposed to be replacing their A/C system air filters every other month or so, now is a great time to mention it again if you have not done so yet this summer. Because dust and debris build up a lot in these air filters through the colder months, homeowners need to be confident they are completely clean before the cooling season is started.
Moreover, homeowners should also be positive they are using the precise type and size of air filter that matches their distinct system. If you aren’t sure which filter is the correct one, having one of our certified technicians come out to have a look will go a long way in helping in all sorts of areas. We can also guarantee the air filters are precisely in place with all the airflow “arrows” pointing in the right direction.
Check Vents and Registers
In addition to your air conditioning system’s air filters getting obstructed during the winter months, your home’s air vents and registers can become dirty and clogged as well. Because of this, we advise to be mindful of them while giving your residence a thorough spring cleaning. Remember you should not overlook these supply vents and registers. We recommend getting a vacuum cleaner out to clean out all that dust, dirt and pet hair if you have pets. All of this and more tends to accumulate throughout the passing seasons.
Finally, if you own a zoned system and have covered or unused air conditioner vents during the winter, this is the ideal time to remove those covers to enable your system to breathe and function at its best.
As the weather outside continues to get warmer, this is also a great time to set up an air duct cleaning by a professional. Doing so will improve your system’s airflow, promote its efficiency, and enhance the Indoor Air Quality, also known as IAQ, in your home.
Test Your Thermostat
Many people don’t understand that their thermostats need regular testing to prove they are working correctly. Knowing this, with the start of each new heating or cooling season, check your thermostat’s precision. You might have to recalibrate it from time to time.
Meanwhile, you might also need to reprogram your programmable thermostat for the hot months approaching, if you have not done so already. If your home does not have a programmable thermostat or a smart thermostat, ask us about the cost savings of a simple, affordable, upgrade. These wonderful products pay for themselves in no time.
A/C System Maintenance is Not Optional
In today’s the Do-It-Yourself society, some homeowners these days think they do everything by themselves to prepare their systems for the coming seasons. While it is true that some things can be done by the average homeowner, we are careful to emphasize the importance of expert HVAC maintenance for the more complex tasks. For a lot of homeowners, HVAC systems are too costly to have to replace via trial and error. A lot of homeowners are smart in recognizing how it pays off in dividends, in the end, to be proactive with their valuable HVAC system rather than to be reactive. As such, this is as good a time as any to schedule your annual maintenance. As a result of any routine maintenance visit, you can be certain your system is running at its best. If there’s even the tiniest issue, we can resolve it before it becomes a major problem, and before the truly hot days of summer hit.
Our certified HVAC technicians scrutinize your entire system, from bottom to top. There are a multitude of things that most homeowners are not conscious of until it’s too late, and things to look for you won’t find in a YouTube video online. Our technicians can quickly diagnose and repair any problems to guarantee your system is ready for summer in no time.