Springtime in Jacksonville is just around the corner which means a respite from the cold and a bit of a break for your HVAC system. While the temperatures may not fluctuate to extremes in the coming months, it is important to ensure that your system is firing on all cylinders before spring rears its blossoming, beautiful head. When you live on the First Coast you know how important it is to have a functioning AC system and our Jacksonville HVAC maintenance plans are just the thing to tighten up your system year-round so you don’t need to worry about your system starting to deteriorate.
So what do you get when you sign up for one of Ocean State’s Jacksonville HVAC maintenance plans? Well, our plans allow for twice-annual appointments at a discounted rate so that our techs can inspect your system, make any tweaks and repairs that are necessary, and get your system firing on all cylinders year-round. As we approach the dawning of spring, these Jacksonville HVAC maintenance appointments become so much more important because we all know what this area feels like in the summer without cold air conditioning!
While spring isn’t here quite yet, there are some things you can do on your own to make sure your system is well-maintained and operating properly.
Change Your Filters
We understand that “changing your filters” is probably pretty low on your priority list this spring but you’d be surprised how much regular filter changes can extend the life of your system. Spring is known as being allergy season and filters can help remove the harmful contaminants that cause so much sneezing and discomfort. At Ocean State, we take the work of changing your filter off your plate with our Filter Club which delivers you the filters you need, when you need them!
Check Your Thermostat
If your thermostat isn’t 100% reliable then it may be time to upgrade to a smart thermostat. The technology in this area has really evolved in just the past few years and now smart thermostats can allow you to control your thermostat in every room in the house. If your thermostat isn’t communicating well with your system then you’ll not only have inefficient heating and air throughout the house, you’ll end up losing money in the long run. A smart thermostat allows you to remain energy efficient no matter the season and throughout your entire house.
Examine Your Outdoor System
We’ve had a lot of storms this winter which could cause detritus to build up around your outside system and cause disruptions. Now is definitely the time to head outside and clear the area around your system to prevent the kind of wear and tear that causes it to become less efficient during the summer.
Clean Your Air Ducts
Spring is almost here which means that allergy season is about to make an appearance. A clogged air duct inhibits air circulation throughout your home which can allow harmful particles to accumulate over time. In addition to the contaminants in the air, a clogged air duct makes your HVAC system work harder which contributes to wear and tear over time. At Ocean State, we use a patented Abatement System that uses an advanced, high-pressure push/pull HEPA method to clean the walls of your duct without getting any of the contaminants into the living area of your home. It’s quick, efficient, and dare we say, nothing to sneeze at.
At the end of the day, our Jacksonville HVAC maintenance plans are the best way to keep your system humming year-round. As we enter the spring season, we become more susceptible to the kind of allergens that uniquely affect our area. By ensuring every component of your system is firing on all cylinders before spring, you’ll be on the right path to breathing clean air and being fully prepared for the hotter months that are just around the corner!