How Should Homeowners Prepare Their HVAC System for Spring?

Apr 8, 2022 | Blog, AC, HVAC, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Spring, Thermostat, Xenia

Days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, and animals wake up from hibernation. Spring is here, people! Time to spring clean and get your homes ready for the warmer months ahead. Besides storing your winter clothes and scrubbing away each corner and crevice, we hope you conserved some room on your spring cleaning list for your HVAC system. Spring is the perfect time to tidy up and assess your air conditioner to help spot any possible problems and improvement opportunities before you commence regular use throughout the warm summer months. Our team at Xenia Heating & Air wanted to equip you with some tasks to concentrate on to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat to come.

What is the Importance of Cleaning & Sealing Windows?

Unless windows are letting in the cold air, we don’t give them much thought. However, winter ice is the primary culprit for sealant or caulking cracking and breaking down. The moisture from rain can cause rot and other damage, worsening already existing cracks. Due to freezing temperatures, windows often separate from their frames during their cold months. Consequently, problems can arise throughout the year when the outside air is moving freely through our windows. One of the primary frustrations is watching your energy bill skyrocket. Altogether, cleaning your windows makes your house look brighter, but it can also help let in more sun during the cooler early spring days without relying solely on your HVAC system. Sealing up your windows can help maintain the air coming from your air conditioner; while avoiding any loss of cool filtered air or gain of humid impure outdoor air.

What is the Importance of Decluttering Your Home?

Organizing and cleaning up around the house not only helps make your home more pleasing to the eye but for your lungs as well. If there are fewer obstacles throughout your home, cleaning will be more effective when working to remove any dust and allergens affecting the air quality. Give yourself room to breathe, and breathe easy. Go through each room, remove things you haven’t used in a while, and dust, dust, dust! Your HVAC system will run more smoothly if your home is kept tidy. 

Why Should You Change Out Your Thermostat Batteries?

I can tell you from personal experience that sometimes your HVAC system is working perfectly fine, but your thermostat is the culprit creating problems. By exchanging your batteries before spring and summer commence, you can be confident that your thermostat won’t shut off or malfunction at an inconvenient time. Furthermore, keeping batteries in your thermostat guarantees that even if there is a power outage, which is prominent during Ohio winds. Nevertheless, your thermostat’s settings will remain, so you won’t have to deal with the hassle of reprogramming the settings you worked so hard to put in place.

What is the Benefit of Installing a Whole-Home Dehumidifier?

Moisture is prevalent in spring and summer here in Ohio. Excessive condensation and humidity can make the air within your home uncomfortable. Sustaining proper humidity levels helps enhance your indoor air quality and enables you and your family to feel more relaxed within your home. Our technicians at Xenia Heating & Air would be delighted to assist you in installing a whole-home dehumidifier this spring season!

When to Schedule Your Spring AC Service?

If nothing else, the most important thing you can do for your home this spring is to get your air conditioning unit inspected by an HVAC professional. Now is the best time to schedule your spring AC service. Unfortunately, as temperatures rise, HVAC companies become busier and busier. However, if avoiding the stress of trying to schedule last-minute repairs sounds like something you are interested in, we do offer service maintenance agreements. Our maintenance plans help maximize your airflow, increase your unit’s efficiency, and give you peace of mind by having a professional oversee your HVAC system throughout the season. 

Call Xenia Heating & Air today at (937) 708-8451, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We will send a technician your way to take a more detailed assessment of your HVAC unit to identify any red flags you may have overlooked. Addressing these problems now can help ensure you get them fixed before the high temperatures come later! So let’s work together to get your household environment the way that you and your family will enjoy it!