Your home is a system of systems, and we have stressed how important it is to check those systems and their equipment regularly and maintain them throughout the year. During the spring, it’s to ensure our air conditioning system is ready to handle the upcoming heat of summer. We recommend scheduling a spring HVAC check annually to keep your system running smoothly, efficiently, and safely throughout the year.

First, let’s start with why spring HVAC checks are important. 

  • Optimal Performance: Regular maintenance helps ensure that your heating and cooling system operates at peak performance levels. This can lead to better energy efficiency and lower utility bills.


  • Preventive Maintenance: Identifying and addressing potential issues early can prevent costly repairs down the line. Regular maintenance helps catch small problems before they escalate into major breakdowns.


  • Extended Lifespan: Proper maintenance can extend the lifespan of your HVAC system. By keeping the system clean and well-maintained, you can help it last longer and delay the need for replacements.


  • Improved Air Quality: Regular maintenance includes tasks like changing air filters and cleaning components, which can lead to better indoor air quality. This is particularly important for individuals with allergies or respiratory issues.


  • Safety: Ensuring that your heating system is functioning properly is crucial for the safety of your home. Regular maintenance checks can help identify and address any potential safety hazards.


  • Warranty Requirements: Some HVAC manufacturers require regular maintenance as a condition of their warranty. Skipping annual checks could void your warranty, leaving you with potentially expensive repair costs.


What should a spring HVAC check include?

  • Inspecting and Changing Air Filters: Ensure the air filters are clean and replace them if necessary. This helps maintain good air quality and efficient airflow.


  • Inspecting Thermostat: Check the thermostat settings and make sure it’s functioning correctly to maintain comfort and energy efficiency.


  • Checking Refrigerant Levels: Ensuring the refrigerant levels are correct can help your system operate efficiently and prevent larger issues down the line.


  • Inspecting and Cleaning Condenser Coils: Clean condenser coils improve the system’s efficiency by aiding heat transfer.


  • Inspecting Ductwork: Checking for leaks or blockages in the ductwork can help improve indoor air quality and system efficiency.


  • Inspecting Electrical Connections: Tightening connections and checking for faulty wiring can prevent larger electrical issues in the future.


  • Checking System Controls: Testing the starting cycle, operation, and shut-off sequence helps ensure the system is working properly.


  • Inspecting and Cleaning Blower Components: Cleaning the blower components can improve airflow and efficiency.


  • Checking for Any Unusual Noises or Odors: Identifying and addressing any unusual noises or odors can prevent potential breakdowns.

By ensuring that your HVAC system is running in optimal condition, you are not only prolonging the life of your system, but are also saving money. And who doesn’t want that? Be sure and schedule your spring HVAC check with the experts at JW East to make sure your home is summer ready!