It has been a typical spring so far in Central Indiana this year, with temperatures ranging from freezing to the mid-70s, along with the April showers that are bringing the trees and bushes around town back to life with their annual pleasing palette of pinks, purples and more.
Of course, the changing of the seasons from winter to spring means not just enjoying the great beauty all around the region — it also means it is time to prepare your home for the upcoming summer season of very high temperatures and humidity levels, which always seems to arrive sooner than anticipated.
Proper Maintenance Leads to Best Performance
All mechanical equipment needs proper maintenance on a regular basis to continue to work properly and as long as intended when built. The heating and cooling system in your home is no different, except that is the set of machines that keeps your family comfortable all day every day, year after year — sometimes decade after decade if everythin goes right.
To keep things right with your home’s HVAC system, you need to regularly have it serviced in the spring and autumn, by a trained technician who will:
- Replace dirty air filters
- Lubricate moving parts as needed
- Clean the coil
- Calibrate thermostat
- Clear debris from around outdoor components
- Ensure all parts are performing correctly
You can help your own cause of prolonging your heating and cooling system’s life and keep it performing at peak efficiency (and lowest cost) by replacing your air filters monthly or quarterly, as well as keeping the area around your outdoor HVAC equipment free of debris, such as grass clippings and leaves. Trash cans or clothes dryer air vents placed too close to your outdoor equipment can also clog filters and impede performance.
Decrease Your Cost and Increase Your ComfortOther steps you can take to improve your comfort at home, as well significantly reduce your energy costs, include installing window tinting and/or a more-efficient thermostat.
The federal government offers levels of tax incentives for installing new home heating and cooling equipment that meet required new standard levels of energy efficiency.
Because the HVAC equipment manufactuers are ensured of a continued long-term demand for the new more-efficient home heating and cooling systems they have recently developed, and the federal government is offering significant incentives to buy before the end of 2013, the current cost of these new systems has remained steady.
In addition, certain manufacturers like Rheem are offering additional cash rebates on eligible products until June 15, 2013. It is a great time to reap the long-term benefits of a replacement HVAC system: more comfort at home with less spent monthly on energy.
Peace of Mind and Comfort All Year Long
Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning’s “Rewards” Service Program can provide you with the peace-of-mind of knowing that a well-maintained system rarely breaks down, but that in an emergency, you are our top priority!
To schedule an appointment for an Air Conditioner Tune-up, call us at (317) 639-1111.
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