'Spring Forward' Tips For Your Home

spring forward hvac tips

It's the moment we've been waiting for all winter long: Daylight Savings Time is near. This weekend's 'Spring Forward'  time change (Sunday, March 11th) marks the first sign of the changing of seasons.

Is your home ready for Spring?

While you set the clocks forward this weekend, consider also doing the following home maintenance tasks to prepare for the warmer spring weather:

1) Turn On Your Air Conditioner

While there’s never a good time to find issues with your air conditioner, the sooner you can identify them the better! Switch your system to ‘cool’ mode before the first hot day arrives to avoid the uncomfortable inconvenience of an A/C malfunction.
 

2) Clean Around The Outdoor A/C Unit

Twigs, branches and other debris can accumulate around your air conditioner after the fall and winter seasons. Do your part to ensure that nothing is blocking or preventing your system from operating at it’s full potential.
 

3) Check Your Air Filter

Winter can take a toll on your HVAC system. Start spring on the right foot with a new or freshly cleaned furnace filter. It will be important in the coming weeks when allergy season begins!
 

4) Test CO & Smoke Detectors

Now is the perfect time to go around to all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are working. Just because you will be using your furnace less, doesn’t mean your chances for a CO leak or house fire are any less.
 

5) Schedule An A/C Tune-Up

Why wait until the end of May to schedule your air conditioner tune-up? Get a head start on spring by having your A/C maintenance done before the hot weather hits!

 

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