Springtime is a welcome, wonderful change of season after months of sheer cold. This also means opening your windows for the cool spring air. While enjoying the natural outdoor air, it’s just the right time to get your furnace checked for its annual whole-nine-yards maintenance run. Being able to do so may entail a good degree of savings down the line, according to Trent Hamm in his article in U.S. News and World Report.
The gratifying change in weather can gladden hearts as much as tingle the ears of residents in Edina, Minnesota where temperatures in the Twin Cities, at the onset, run from a low of 30 degrees Fahrenheit to highs slightly above 60°F, with some days still carrying snow or rainfall. The gradual decline of heavily inclement weather have signaled to residents that it’s time to have their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system cleaned and tuned up by experts from Edina heating and cooling companies like Air Quality Services (AQS).
The warmer weather nationwide is an opportunity to give your HVAC system a rest after the constant operation of your heating furnace all winter—and the expected heavy use of the cooling system in the coming summer months. Hamm said turning it off for the first time may be amenable if the temperatures outside are “anywhere between 50°F and 90°F.” Take a few minutes for the room temperature to balance out with the outside. Before having your furnace checked, first check the condition of the furnace filters.
You’d know it has been severely tested all winter with large amounts of dust buildup, which can easily be cleaned depending on the model. HEPA filters are usually the preferred choice for seasonal replacements; certain brands are even washable. Consult with your Eden Prairie heating specialist about which filters might work best for your furnace.
Some experts say that the danger of carbon monoxide (CO) is never far behind in the spring, as the changes in temperature can crack the heat exchanger. When this happens, your contractor may recommend replacing the system, and checking the condition of the CO detectors. After evaluating the heating load of your home, companies like AQS can recommend the right furnace for installation.
You must never pass the opportunity to have your HVAC system examined and tuned-up while you and your family can enjoy the spring air with your windows flung open. Should repair be necessary, a leading furnace contractor can help recommend the solution to get your units in tip-top shape, and ready for use.
(Source: 4 Ways to Lower Your Home Energy Bill This Spring, U.S. News and World Report)