With warm air and sunny days settling into the greater Indianapolis area, spring time is here and not a moment too early. You’ve no doubt already had to turn on the AC for the first time since fall – so you already know whether or not it’s working so far. However, you need to make sure you’re performing your annual spring HVAC maintenance to make sure it’ll keep you cool through the warm months of spring and hot months of summer. We’ve put together a short and sweet Heating and Air Conditioning spring maintenance checklist to go down before it gets too hot out there. A little bit of time and effort now can help you to avoid costly all the costly problems headaches that a broken HVAC unit can cause. Get ready for the Spring and Summer of 2022 following these few tips!
Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Spring HVAC Maintenance Item #1: Get Your AC Unit Inspected
This should be a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many homeowners throughout Greater Indy skip this crucial step each year hoping to save a quick buck. Don’t get us wrong – a little bit extra coin in your pocket sounds good in the short term. However, when your AC breaks down suddenly on a hot day because of an issue that could have been identified and prevented via a simple inspection… it doesn’t sound as good. As Ben Franklin famously said – “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Take the step to have your AC inspected this spring, and you’ll be far better off in the long term.
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Spring HVAC Maintenance Item #2: Set Your Thermostat to Auto
We don’t have to tell you about the day-to-day temperature swings we experience in McCordsville and Indianapolis – if you’ve lived here for more than a year, you already know. What you might not know is that almost every single thermostat has an “Auto” setting – and it can save you a nice chunk of change.
Auto settings on thermostats come in 2 types: one that will continually cut on the heat or air conditioning to maintain a certain temperature, or one that cuts the heat on if the temperature dips below a certain point and cuts the AC on if it gets above a certain point. Either work fine, and both work substantially better than manually changing the thermostat over and over. Energy Star states that Indianapolis homeowners can save up to $180 a year by simply setting their thermostat to auto – and that they can save even more if they can bear more seasonally appropriate settings (IE, setting the thermostat to 65 in the winter and 75 in the summer.)
Note: if you by chance have a very old, or very basic thermostat – it may not have these settings, and it might be time upgrade. Get in touch and we’ll walk you through the process.
Spring HVAC Maintenance Item #3: Replace Your Filters
This is an inexpensive, easy, and still somehow often overlooked step in maintaining your HVAC system. Check your filters! A clogged or dirty filter can reduce your AC’s efficiency, costing you more money and putting more stress on your unit. It’s a simple fix – and if you haven’t done it yet… right now is a great time!
Issues? We Can Help
If you’ve completed this checklist and found issues, or if you’ve completed it and your AC still has problems, we can help. Just give us a call at 317-466-7437. Our certified trained professional technicians are always on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in case of emergency. Hoosier Indoor Air also offers free estimates, so call today to schedule your appointment!
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Stay comfortable out there, Indianapolis!