After a few days of 70-degree weather, we are fully ready for warm, rainy days and blooming flowers! But will your HVAC unit be ready for the hot Summer days that are around the corner? Scheduling a routine inspection, thoroughly checking the environment around your HVAC unit, and testing your A/C will ensure you get the most out of your equipment.
Test Your A/C Unit
Take your A/C unit out for a spin before you start fully relying on it again. Switch your HVAC system from heat to cool, adjust your thermostat a few degrees down, and let it run one complete cycle. Pay attention to the following as your A/C runs:
- Listen for any strange sounds such as knocking or banging.
- Note how long it takes to cycle on and off again, and if it stops at any point mid-cycle.
- Notice if there are any unusual odors.
- Notice if your indoor air is actually getting cooler.
- Walk from room to room, making sure all the vents are open and clear.
- Walk outside and listen to your unit as it cools and pay attention to odors and any debris or discharge on or around the unit itself.
Seal Leaks and Cracks
New England winters can be unpredictable and harsh, so sometimes things can work themselves loose. Harsh winds and flying debris can create cracks or loose seals in and around windows, doors, attics, and basements.
Pre-spring is the perfect time to seal leaks and cracks to maximize indoor air retention before the hottest months of the year arrive. At the same time, adding extra insulation in your home can be one of the most cost-effective investments you make because it increases the efficiency of your HVAC system and decreases your monthly utility costs.
Check Thermostat Function
One simple task you can do to keep energy costs low, is ensure your thermostat is functioning properly. You want the temperature displays to match the actual temperature of your indoor air, of course. If there is a mismatch it could be the warnings signs of an HVAC failure, and you could end up paying more for cooling.
Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector
A carbon monoxide detector will keep your family safe going into the Spring season. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, potentially lethal and not easily noticeable without a detector. A working detector is critical to your home’s safety. With a carbon monoxide detector in place, you will be instantly alerted if carbon monoxide is detected.
Schedule a Routine HVAC Maintenance Inspection
To ensure the safety and energy efficiency of your home, plan a scheduled routine HVAC maintenance inspection and clean your HVAC system twice a year. Make sure to let one of our qualified technicians know if there is anything in particular you are concerned about. Members of the Daigle team can inspect your HVAC unit, repair and replace worn-out parts, change the filters, and check for any obvious loose seals, cracks, or leaks.
An inspection and pre-Spring checklist will get your HVAC unit ready for warmer days ahead. Schedule a routine inspection, thoroughly check the environment around your HVAC unit, and test your A/C unit to get the most out of your HVAC unit.
About Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling,
Founded over 40 years ago, Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is family-owned and operated by the Daigle family. We are proud to provide quality, dependable plumbing, heating, and cooling services for our customers in Derry, NH, and the surrounding areas. Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is your partner for all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs. Call us today at 603-434-6353 for a free estimate.