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Spring is finally upon us after a long Utah winter, and homeowners around the state are often looking to ensure the quality of their HVAC system during this important transitional season. Some basic maintenance here allows you to address any issues that may have crept up during the winter, plus helps prepare the entire system for the warm season ahead.

At All Pro Appliance, we’re happy to provide robust heating and air conditioning repair and tune-up services for clients around Salt Lake City, including during this vital spring period. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over all the various elements that should be covered for your system during the spring, whether this is done on your own or with help from our professionals wherever necessary.

Scheduling Professional Maintenance

First and foremost, the baseline for this entire conversation starts with scheduling professional maintenance for your system. While this may sound like a given, many homeowners choose to skip out on these vital appointments and end up dealing with the consequences later.

At All Pro Appliance, we recommend that all of our clients schedule an annual inspection for their HVAC systems in order to ensure the best possible performance throughout the entire year. In fact many of the important elements of spring AC upkeep we’re about to discuss will be covered during this important annual check, allowing for any issues to be addressed as early as possible.

In addition, it’s important to note that scheduling professional maintenance may also be a requirement of your warranty provider, so make sure you take care of this step before spring arrives in order to ensure optimal coverage moving forward.

Filter Considerations

Filters should be something you’re thinking about all year round, and spring is no exception. Memory foam filters are often used in HVAC systems, and they should be checked every month or two during peak usage periods such as the summer season. During the spring it’s a good idea to clean any filters that have not been changed recently in order to allow for maximum air flow throughout your system.

It may also be a good idea to consider upgrading your air filters during the spring season in order to ensure optimal efficiency and performance. We offer many different types of upgraded filters for clients around Salt Lake City, and you can always ask our technicians about options that may best suit your system and budget.

Thermostat Checks or Upgrades

Another key element of spring HVAC maintenance is checking the thermostat. In many cases, an old or faulty thermostat can be a major source of inefficiency and discomfort, so it’s important to make sure yours is up to date.

If you have an older model that uses traditional mercury switches, now may be the time to consider upgrading to a new digital thermostat. These models are not only much more precise and accurate, but they also offer far greater control over your system’s functions, all in a sleek, user friendly package.

In part two of our series, we’ll look at some of the other key elements that should be taken into consideration when performing spring HVAC maintenance. Until then, contact us at All Pro Appliance to learn more about our professional repair and tune-up services throughout Salt Lake City – we look forward to working with you!