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Blogs from March, 2023

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Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Home Comfortable

With the changing seasons, you should check that your home's heating and cooling system runs efficiently. After all, you want your home to be comfortable no matter the weather outside. To help you prepare your HVAC system for spring, we have compiled a list of maintenance tips to keep your home comfortable throughout the season.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Regularly changing your air filters is one of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy and efficient HVAC system. Air filters capture dust, dirt, and other allergens from entering your ductwork and circulating your home.

If these particles build up in the filter, they can cause blockages in the system, leading to a decrease in efficiency and an increase in energy costs. You should change your air filters once every three months—or more frequently if you have pets or allergies.

Check Your Thermostat Settings

As temperatures rise during springtime, we suggest checking your thermostat settings to ensure they are set correctly for maximum comfort and efficiency throughout the season. Ensure you set your thermostat at a comfortable temperature when at home, and adjust it not to be wasteful when no one is around. Smart thermostats can also be set to do this automatically.

Try switching the thermostat from heating mode (if necessary) to cooling mode as soon as possible so it has time to adjust before summer arrives with higher temperatures.

Schedule Professional Maintenance

For optimal performance and efficiency, it's important to schedule professional AC maintenance at least once a year for your heating and cooling systems. An HVAC professional will catch issues early on before they become major problems—which could be more expensive in repair or replacement costs than just scheduling regular maintenance visits would have been!

A skilled technician will also be able to provide advice on how best to use your HVAC system during springtime. This helps you save money and keep everyone in your household comfortable all season long.

Inspect Your Ductwork

In addition to changing filters regularly and scheduling professional maintenance visits, another way to ensure maximum efficiency from your HVAC system during springtime is by inspecting your ductwork for any leaks or blockages that might have accumulated over time due to dust buildup or other debris getting stuck inside them!

An inspection will help ensure that warm/cool air gets distributed evenly throughout each room in your house without losing energy along its journey due to the blocked pathways created by dirty ductwork.

Get Your HVAC System Ready for Warm Weather

Is your system prepped and ready to take on warmer weather? If not, our team at Reddick & Sons Inc. is here to help! We'll inspect your system and ductwork and make any necessary repairs. Call us today at (703) 348-9881 to learn more!
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