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Cross “A/C Tune Up” Off Of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on May 5, 2015Rick Welter

A woman holding cleaning suppliesGreen grass and warmer temperatures mean that it’s time for spring cleaning! What items does your spring cleaning checklist include this year? As you scour the house, don’t forget to include a spring A/C tune-up and HVAC maintenance to your spring cleaning checklist! Your air conditioner and furnace are two of the most expensive machines in your home, and regular maintenance will keep their lives longer and operating costs lower. Although many home owners turn a blind eye to their furnace or air conditioner, spring cleaning is a great time to ensure that they receive the attention they need.

Here are a few easy spring A/C tune-up tasks to add to your spring cleaning checklist:

Close down your furnace for the summer

It’s (finally!) time to give your furnace a break. Your furnace has served you faithfully all winter; simple maintenance will ensure that it will be ready to work reliably next winter too.

Start by replacing your furnace filter, so that you can flip on the heat and get toasty as soon as temperatures start dropping next fall. As a reminder, your furnace filters should be changed every month of the heating season.

You should also get your furnace professionally inspected and tuned-up at least once a year. Most homeowners do this in the fall, at the beginning of the heating season. If you didn’t schedule a furnace maintenance visit last fall, spring is a great time to do this to ensure that your furnace is ready for the next heating season. During a furnace maintenance visit, HVAC professionals will thoroughly clean and inspect your furnace for functionality and safety concerns.

Get your air conditioner ready for summer

Cooling season is fast approaching. Can your air conditioner take the heat? Get your air conditioner ready for summer by changing the air filter to ensure that it is clean and ready to go when you switch on your A/C.

The Ray N. Welter Heating Company recommends that you fire up your air conditioner on the first 70 degree day of spring to ensure that it’s in fine working order. Don’t wait until the temperatures are in the 90s to check and see if your air conditioner still works!

As with furnaces, your air conditioner should be professionally inspected once a year to ensure that there are no problems affecting the A/C’s functionality, or your family’s safety. Homeowners should note that air conditioners gradually lose energy efficiency if they’re not carefully maintained. Save energy and avoid problems in the future by scheduling an air conditioner maintenance appointment with the Ray N. Welter Heating Company.

Replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Minnesota law requires all residents to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. Since most fire and carbon monoxide deaths occur at night in residential homes, it is recommended that you install smoke alarms in all bedrooms, as well as in the furnace room. A carbon monoxide detector should also be installed in or near the furnace room to warn you of dangerously high carbon monoxide levels.

The batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be changed at least once a year to ensure consistent performance. Adding this task to your spring cleaning checklist is a great way to ensure that it gets done.

Spring cleaning is a great way to keep your house in tip top condition. As you work to keep your home looking beautiful, don’t forget to ensure that its HVAC components are functioning properly as well. If it’s been more than a year since you’ve had a professional inspect your HVAC equipment, please contact the Ray N. Welter Heating Company today to schedule a spring A/C tune-up.

One comment on “Cross “A/C Tune Up” Off Of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist
  1. Lauren says:

    Great A/C tune up tips for spring! It can be a great idea to have a professional inspect your HVAC equipment to ensure it is working properly. Thanks for sharing!

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Cross “A/C Tune Up” Off Of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on May 5, 2015Rick Welter

A woman holding cleaning suppliesGreen grass and warmer temperatures mean that it’s time for spring cleaning! What items does your spring cleaning checklist include this year? As you scour the house, don’t forget to include a spring A/C tune-up and HVAC maintenance to your spring cleaning checklist! Your air conditioner and furnace are two of the most expensive machines in your home, and regular maintenance will keep their lives longer and operating costs lower. Although many home owners turn a blind eye to their furnace or air conditioner, spring cleaning is a great time to ensure that they receive the attention they need.

Here are a few easy spring A/C tune-up tasks to add to your spring cleaning checklist:

Close down your furnace for the summer

It’s (finally!) time to give your furnace a break. Your furnace has served you faithfully all winter; simple maintenance will ensure that it will be ready to work reliably next winter too.

Start by replacing your furnace filter, so that you can flip on the heat and get toasty as soon as temperatures start dropping next fall. As a reminder, your furnace filters should be changed every month of the heating season.

You should also get your furnace professionally inspected and tuned-up at least once a year. Most homeowners do this in the fall, at the beginning of the heating season. If you didn’t schedule a furnace maintenance visit last fall, spring is a great time to do this to ensure that your furnace is ready for the next heating season. During a furnace maintenance visit, HVAC professionals will thoroughly clean and inspect your furnace for functionality and safety concerns.

Get your air conditioner ready for summer

Cooling season is fast approaching. Can your air conditioner take the heat? Get your air conditioner ready for summer by changing the air filter to ensure that it is clean and ready to go when you switch on your A/C.

The Ray N. Welter Heating Company recommends that you fire up your air conditioner on the first 70 degree day of spring to ensure that it’s in fine working order. Don’t wait until the temperatures are in the 90s to check and see if your air conditioner still works!

As with furnaces, your air conditioner should be professionally inspected once a year to ensure that there are no problems affecting the A/C’s functionality, or your family’s safety. Homeowners should note that air conditioners gradually lose energy efficiency if they’re not carefully maintained. Save energy and avoid problems in the future by scheduling an air conditioner maintenance appointment with the Ray N. Welter Heating Company.

Replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Minnesota law requires all residents to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. Since most fire and carbon monoxide deaths occur at night in residential homes, it is recommended that you install smoke alarms in all bedrooms, as well as in the furnace room. A carbon monoxide detector should also be installed in or near the furnace room to warn you of dangerously high carbon monoxide levels.

The batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be changed at least once a year to ensure consistent performance. Adding this task to your spring cleaning checklist is a great way to ensure that it gets done.

Spring cleaning is a great way to keep your house in tip top condition. As you work to keep your home looking beautiful, don’t forget to ensure that its HVAC components are functioning properly as well. If it’s been more than a year since you’ve had a professional inspect your HVAC equipment, please contact the Ray N. Welter Heating Company today to schedule a spring A/C tune-up.

One comment on “Cross “A/C Tune Up” Off Of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist
  1. Lauren says:

    Great A/C tune up tips for spring! It can be a great idea to have a professional inspect your HVAC equipment to ensure it is working properly. Thanks for sharing!

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