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SPRING CLEANING: End of Winter Furnace Care

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As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, it’s only natural to tidy up before a relaxing summer. If you own a property with a furnace or air conditioning unit, it is the perfect time to do simple upkeep that will pay off in the long run. Make it a part of your schedule now and it will become a habit that can extend the lifetime of your unit and save you money on utilities.
 

Clean Inside & Outside

A clean HVAC system is a happy system! Always check your furnace filter monthly and replace as needed. Also, check your ducts- excess dust or debris may be a sign that they are in need of professional cleaning. Finally, clean around the unit and wipe down any dusty components if necessary.

Inspect & Maintain

Spring is often a convenient time to book an inspection or annual maintenance for your furnace or HVAC system. Only a professional tech can determine and repair any damage or degradation caused by a grueling prairie winter. By preventing problems further down the line, investing in regular maintenance is actually very budget-friendly.

Check Your Batteries

As you build a spring maintenance routine, don’t overlook the batteries in critical places such as the thermostat or a carbon monoxide sensor. If you have an AC unit, always swap out the old batteries for a fresh set as the old ones may have depleted over the winter. Inconsistent temperatures are frustrating at best and missing a potential CO leak could have serious consequences.

Consider Upgrading

Planning and scheduling the above tasks should familiarize you with your furnace or HVAC unit. Consider its age, your utility costs and the efficiency of newer models- could it be time for an upgrade? If you are even considering repair or replacement, it’s time to see what’s out there and whether or not it’s worth it for you.

The above tips are a brief summary of spring furnace or HVAC unit care, but they are not comprehensive. For a full assessment and professional advice, contact or visit Romaniuk today! Our friendly staff is ready to help property owners start this new season with a spring in their step.