Why You Should Schedule Your Spring Maintenance Now
  • Posted on March 16, 2021
  • By Rod Miller

As we move through March, you’re probably using your HVAC systems less.

We’re entering spring, which is what we call a “shoulder season” – a period of milder weather where temperature controls can work a bit easier in maintaining the comfort of your home. Your heating systems don’t have to work as hard to keep you warm at night. At the same time, it’s not warm enough to seriously tax your cooling systems, either.

This can be a time where your HVAC systems are “out of sight, out of mind.” But it’s actually a great time to get a service visit scheduled.

Here are five reasons why you should consider scheduling your spring maintenance now.

1. You’ll beat the rush.

Many homeowners don’t think too much about their AC systems until the first major heat wave hits. But if you wait until June or July to schedule your service checkup, you’ll risk running your unit without assurance that it’s ready to go.

If your unit does have any issues, you may end up waiting longer for repairs. We work hard to quickly address all of our customers’ HVAC needs, but the truth is that, when the weather gets hot, more people call for service, and we simply can’t serve everyone at the same time.

If you want to beat the rush, now is the time to schedule your service appointment.

2. You’ll minimize the risk of AC issues before it gets too hot.

On a related note, reviewing your AC systems now will reduce the risk that they’ll have issues when you need them.

We do recommend checking on some issues yourself. If you have an exposed drain line, for example, you can check that it’s clear by pouring a mixture of bleach and water through. If you find debris or obstructions around your AC unit, you can remove them so that your system isn’t blocked.

You should check to make sure your thermostat is set to the right mode (during spring, we recommend setting to “Auto” instead of heating or cooling). And, of course, you should be diligent in changing your air filters.

But for full peace of mind, it’s best to have our technicians check your systems, too. They’re HVAC professionals; they’ll run through an extensive checklist to ensure that every part of your AC system is in working order, and they’ll be able to diagnose and resolve any issues that do pop up.

The benefit is that you’ll have peace of mind that your systems are working beforeyou’re depending on them in the midst of 90-degree heat.

3. You can have your heating and AC looked at.

If you forgot (or were unable) to schedule maintenance for your heating system this fall or winter, it’s okay – spring is a great time to double-up on service.

We can inspect both your heating and cooling systems in a single visit. This is a great way to ensure that all of your systems are in working order.

4. You can get more info on new products.

The past year has seen a lot of new HVAC products hit the market. When you schedule a service agreement, you’ll get the chance to talk to a friendly technician about your HVAC needs – without any pressure to buy something you don’t need, since our people aren’t paid by how much equipment they sell.

Once of our favorite new products is the iWave air purifier. As we’ve all discovered this year, clean air is an important component of health. The iWave uses patented bipolar ionization (NPBI) technology to break down passing pollutants and gases into harmless compounds like oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapor. It’s a great way to reduce the amount of mold, dust, and virus particles in your air.

There are also new products on the market from leading brands like Bryant that can upgrade your systems for increased performance and efficiency. Again, when you schedule your service, our techs can provide you with full info on any new products that you’ve been considering.

5. You can prepare for the future.

Finally, this year’s spring HVAC maintenance can help you prepare for the future. And there is some preparing to do, because there are big changes coming to the HVAC world in the near future.

In 2023, most major manufacturers are beginning to phase out R-410A, and the Federal Minimum SEER rating will be raised to 15 (it’s currently set to 14).

Both of these changes mean that, starting in 2023, any new systems will need to be installed in compliance with these new standards.

So, if you’re planning to install a new system in the near future and don’t want to have to pay a premium price, now is the time to act. If you wait two more years, you’ll have to buy the newest model in order to meet compliance standards – and that, of course, will be more costly.

When you schedule your spring maintenance check-up, you can discuss your future HVAC needs with our friendly technicians, and make sure that you’re prepared for what’s to come.

Ready to schedule your spring maintenance?

Get in touch with us today.

We’re still taking full precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (including hygienic measures and regular testing) and we’re grateful to report that we haven’t had any positive test results in over six months.

We’ll do everything we can to keep your home safe and your systems running as they should. Our promise, always, is that you can trust your home to us – this spring, this summer, and beyond.

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