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Spring HVAC Maintenance: Ventilation, Leaks, Tests, Inspection

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the early spring elements you should be considering when maintaining your HVAC system this season. Spring is an ideal season to inspect your system following the winter period, ensuring everything is in good shape and ready for the upcoming warm season.

At FLAME Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, we’re happy to offer a variety of commercial and residential heating and cooling services, including seasonal inspections and upkeep appointments that often play a major role in helping homeowners maintain their systems throughout the year. What are some of the other important areas that should be covered this season, whether on your own or with our help? Here’s a rundown.

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Utilize Open Windows and Fresh Air

For at least a few weeks during the early spring season, it’s a good idea to try and take advantage of the warmer weather by opening windows and allowing fresh air in. This will help circulate stagnant indoor air and replace it with cleaner outdoor air. Not only is this better for your system, it’s also great for your overall health!

The spring is ideal for this sort of thing because temperatures are usually mild enough that you won’t need to worry about turning on the air conditioning, and it’s also before many of the pollen and outdoor allergens start circulating in the air.

Check for Air Leaks

Through the winter, your home may have experienced some air leaks as a result of the colder temperatures. You can inspect for these by looking for areas where cold air seems to be entering and warm air is escaping. Common culprits include leaky windows and doors, improperly sealed ductwork, and crawlspaces that haven’t been properly insulated.

Fixing air leaks is one of the most important and cost-effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency, so be sure to take a look for any areas that need attention. You might even want to consider hiring a professional to help you find and seal any leaks.

Test Your AC Cooling Function

Even if things are still a bit too cold in your area for you to turn on the AC full-time, take this opportunity to test it out. Run the AC for a few hours on a mild day and see how it feels. This will help you identify any potential problems before summer rolls around and temperatures really heat up.

Have a Professional Inspection Done

Finally, if you weren’t already able to do so in the fall, have a professional inspection done on your HVAC system. This will help catch any potential problems before they turn into bigger issues down the road, plus allow our team to give you tips on how to best maintain your system for the rest of the year.

For more on how to keep the HVAC system in great shape this spring, or to learn about any of our HVAC, plumbing or other services, speak to our team at FLAME Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical today.

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