Cross These 5 Items Off Your Spring HVAC Checklist Today
#1 – Replace Your Air Filter
Your filter helps catch airborne contaminants in your home before you breathe them in. But over time, that filter gets dirty. If left unchanged, it can block airflow through your ducts and allow those pollutants to circulate. Swapping out your filter for a new one can help you start spring on the right note with clean, healthy air.
#2 – Start Dusting
This step is a great way to help preserve your air filter and clean your home. Dust settles naturally across your house from everyday activities—even more so during the winter, when you can’t open your windows for fresh air. Start by wiping off your ceiling fan blades, then work your way to vents, registers, and the tops of your cabinets.
#3 – Clean the Area Around Your Air Conditioner
During the fall, winter, and even the early part of spring, it’s common for debris like leaves or dirt to get caught in your air conditioner’s vents. Go outside now and clear away as much of it as you can. This small step will help your AC run smoothly when it comes time to turn it on this summer.
#4 – Consider Upgrading to a Smart Thermostat
Especially during a Wisconsin spring, temperatures vary greatly day to day. Smart thermostats are built to adapt to those temperature swings. They learn your heating and cooling habits and automatically adjust to create your ideal home comfort settings. Plus, those automatic changes improve your heating and cooling systems’ energy efficiency. That means you’ll be more than just perfectly comfortable—you’ll also be saving money on utility bills in the long run.
#5 – Schedule Routine Air Conditioner Maintenance
Annual AC service is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner. It ensures every working part inside your system is clean, tuned-up, and ready to handle whatever this summer brings. It’s also a great time of year to schedule your regular furnace clean and check, too. That way you don’t have to worry about it in the fall—your system is ready to go when the temperatures drop again.
Lean on Gross Heating When You Need Heating and Cooling Help
Whether you’re crossing “service call” off your spring HVAC checklist or are interested in upgrading your air conditioner, get in touch with our team. As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we know what it takes to help you stay comfortable. Simply call 262-783-6000 or contact us online for service.