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5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC System for Spring


Spring is just around the corner. It’s the time of the year when we begin to brace for the new season. A change in season can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people; however, for a typical homeowner, it should mean the time to get their HVAC system up to speed. There are a few essential things to be aware of in preparing your systems for a change in the weather.

1. Give the system a quick overall check

There are certain things that homeowners can check, note, and possibly repair themselves when it comes to HVAC systems. The air filters, air vents, and floor registers can all be clogged with dust and debris. Leaving these places unchecked and dirty can cause a number of problems including health complications for those inhaling the air from the system, a hike in energy consumption because the efficiency of the system drops, and a subsequently large bill for the utility and repairs.

Other flaws could include possible broken components on the outside or inside of the system. The outside ones can be quite visible and the ones inside can be pointed out by running the system for a little while.

2. Call in a professional for an in-depth maintenance check

A change in season implies that you should have a professional visit and give your system a complete check to make sure it is in top-notch condition. Professional service and repairmen can help investigate, point out and rectify almost all minor and major problems with your systems effectively. Checking refrigerant levels, air coils and filters, service and cleaning are just some of the things an expert can perform for you reliably. They can also let you know when your system needs to be replaced.

3. If you haven’t already, invest in smart technology

Machines are becoming smarter as time rolls on and HVAC systems are no different. If you haven’t considered it, now is a good time to upgrade. Smart technologies like thermostats and blowers are extremely energy efficient because they control the temperature of the system automatically in accordance with the ambient temperature in the room, reducing costs for the owner without them having to move a muscle.

4. Make sure your system is clean and lubricated

When you have a professional over for the periodic maintenance, make sure that they perform a few tasks like cleaning and lubricating both indoor and outdoor units of your system, checking and cleaning the filters and vents, etc.

5. Have the interior air quality analyzed

This is extremely important to ensure your health as well as that of your loved ones. Dirty or damaged HVAC systems mean that they might not be filtering the air properly, allowing germs and harmful antigens to enter the room and infect you and your family.

All machines that you own require proper periodic maintenance in order to function effectively. This means that you have to ensure timely physical and functional checks on your own as well as from professionals in the respective field.

Find the HVAC system that best fulfills your need and makes your life comfortable, turn to Nelson Comfort for your heating solution needs! Get a FREE estimate of the cost by getting in touch with them by dialing (513) 741-8338. They have served the Great Cincinnati area since 1925 and are known for their honest approach to their clients. The service is available 24/7 so call now.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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