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How Should Homeowners Prepare Their HVAC System for Spring?

How Should Homeowners Prepare Their HVAC System for Spring?

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As an Ohio resident, you know all too well how the weather keeps going back and forth. It feels like the weather is forever fluctuating—it kind of leaves us scratching our heads and asking ourselves if it is spring or not. However, with the weather being neither too hot nor too cold, now is the ideal time to prepare for the warm months in the spring and summer seasons. To make it easier on you, your Lebanon Heating & Cooling family has pieced together the list below as you start your spring preparations for your residential HVAC system.

Has Your AC Unit Gotten Its Spring Maintenance Check?

If you think it isn’t necessary to have your air conditioning unit serviced for its spring tune-up & safety check, we want to stress how this couldn’t be further from the truth. Seasonal maintenance is essential! Complex equipment such as your HVAC system needs to be serviced appropriately and have preventive maintenance checks. These checks ensure everything is running correctly and is safe to use for the upcoming seasons. We want the best for you, your home, and your family, so if you have not got an appointment scheduled on your calendar yet, call us as soon as possible, and we will get you squared away. 

Did You Hear of Our Service Maintenance Agreement? 

We offer a Service Maintenance Agreement plan to our valued customers. The Service Maintenance Agreement plan, also known as an SMA, is a yearly agreement you pay once every year that includes your two seasonal maintenance checks. The SMA is beneficial because you get the two seasonal maintenance checks at a discounted rate by paying for them upfront instead of separately. Not to mention, our SMA customers also benefit from priority scheduling with us! Call us today for more information.

When Was the Last Time You Changed Your Air Filters? 

Say no to clogged air filters! A clogged air filter is the last thing you want as a homeowner. A dirty air filter sounds like such a minuscule issue, but it can lead to a multitude of larger problems. Don’t underestimate the importance of the air filter. Its job is to trap and contain air pollutants. This means that the air you breathe within your home is greatly affected by whether your air filter is changed out regularly or not. It is recommended that homeowners change their air filters every 30-60 days. However, with it being springtime and pollen and other allergens are prominent in the air, checking your air filters repeatedly throughout the spring and summer seasons would be an excellent idea.

Could Your Ductwork Use a Professional Cleaning?

How about that ductwork? The ductwork is an easy component to overlook. But don’t forget that your ductwork is how the air gets distributed throughout your home. So, if it’s been a while since you have last gotten your ducts professionally cleaned, there may be a buildup of dust and other pollutants that keep getting blown into the air whenever your HVAC system is running. Of course, every home is different, but typically we recommend getting your ducts professionally cleaned every 3-5 years. But, again, keep in mind that dirty ductwork will absolutely affect the air quality in your home.

How Long Has It Been Since You’ve Changed Thermostat Batteries?

Thermostat batteries are another critical component that is often forgotten. Without a working thermostat, you will not be able to operate and control your HVAC system. So, if it’s been a while since you put in a fresh set of batteries, now is the time to change them. We assure you that coming home to an uncooled home, after running errands all day or while you were at work, all because your thermostat batteries died is not something to look forward to!

When Should You Reset the Thermostat Settings?

Smart and programmable thermostats are so handy in today’s technological world. If you have one of these, you will want to think about resetting your thermostat settings soon. With the weather gradually progressing, you don’t want to come home to an overheated home because you forgot to change the settings from your furnace turning on instead of your AC unit. That being said, you may still have some time before you need to do this. However, everyone’s comfort levels are different. So this is an important step to keep in mind as the weather continues to change.

When you book an appointment with Lebanon Heating & Cooling, you are booking yourself a five-star customer service experience. All of our technicians are NATE-certified; we aim to find the best resolution for you and your family, regardless of the circumstances. So whether you need to book your spring maintenance check or perhaps you are considering upgrading your thermostat, we’ve got your back. Don’t delay! Call today at (513) 540-1773, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!