Even though it feels like winter is going to go on forever in Olathe, spring and summer are right around the corner! That makes it the perfect time to prep your home HVAC system for the end of winter, even if it doesn't feel like winter is ending just yet. Of course, you should always change your air filter whenever the seasons change, but you can do a lot of other things to get your Olathe heating and cooling system ready for warmer weather.
Clear Debris from Around Your AC or Heat Pump
With the amount of snow that we've gotten in Olathe this winter, it's possible that piles of ice and snow are still hanging on around your unit. Before your air conditioner or heat pump kicks on for the first time this spring, make sure that you've cleared all that away, along with any trash, dead plants or other debris. And if you're planting some new foliage or putting down mulch for the spring, make sure to leave a minimum clearance of around two feet on each side of the unit.
Adjust Your Humidifier Settings
Winter weather is not just cold; it's often extremely dry, which means that your humidifier needs to run extra to keep your house comfortable. A comfortable relative humidity for most homes is around 30-35%. Fortunately, as the weather warms up, you shouldn't need your humidifier as much, so you can adjust the settings or simply turn it off.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Did you know that you may actually be losing money at your thermostat? A NEST programmable thermostat can not only give you greater control over your home's temperature—even when you're on the go—it can also learn your patterns and help save you money while keeping your home comfortable all year round. Davenport Service Company is proud to be a certified NEST thermostat installer in Olathe!
Clean Your Supply Vents and Return Grills
With the house shut up throughout the winter months, there are plenty of opportunities for pet hair, dust, and other debris to collect in your supply vents and return air grills. Cleaning them off—including taking a vacuum to them—is a good idea as the seasons change.
Schedule a Spring Air Conditioning Tune-up!
Of course, the very best thing that you can do to make sure that your HVAC system is ready for warmer weather is to have an Olathe heating and cooling professional take a look at it. This will make sure that your system is ready to go for the warm spring and summer months and can help spot potential problems before they become big problems down the road.
To schedule your Olathe heating and cooling tune-up today, just call Davenport Service Company at 913-441-2222! While you're at it, don't forget to ask about our VIP maintenance program. This program takes the guesswork out of scheduling seasonal tune-ups and can also help save you money on service and repairs all year long!