In Tennessee, HVAC systems tend to get the most attention during the roughest times of the year. For example, during a cold snap and when the temperature climbs to unbearable levels in the dog days of summer.
So once it handles the worst, all is well, right? Not necessarily.
Springtime in Nashville brings its own challenges that affect your HVAC system and how it serves you. Parthenon Plumbing recommends using these gentler seasons to schedule an HVAC Tune-Up. These preventative checks help to get ahead of any issues that may arise in spring or during the heat of summer. (Read: 3 Reasons to Schedule Your Seasonal Tune-Up)
Here are four such considerations that your HVAC will be up against this spring.
Clean Air Filtration
Spring can be the worst time of year for anyone with allergies, especially allergies to dust and pollen. Your HVAC system needs to be able to filter the air you breathe while providing you with enough fresh air. If you suffer annual misery from spring allergies, consider upgrading your filter to a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter. This will serve you and your family year round, giving you added protection from all the nasty bugs and allergens that make you sick, especially in the spring.
Ventilation is critical year round, but if you’re lacking outdoor air, it can affect you just as much in the spring. At the tail end of the flu season, you need fresh, clean air day and night. If allergies are an issue, this is even more reason to ensure you have enough filtered outdoor air entering your home. Even if you’re comfortable enough to open a window one day, you may have to go back to an enclosed space for the next week.
As cold weather makes way for the heat of summer, your HVAC system has to deal with both heating and cooling. Temperature changes can cause issues, so you need to ensure that your HVAC system can keep you comfortable at all temps. A thermostat that automatically switches between heating and cooling will help you on those difficult days when nature just can’t decide. Additionally, having a furnace and air conditioner that work efficiently at part load will help lower your energy consumption. It also ensures that your equipment functions well for many years to come.
When the temperature changes, humidity tends to follow suit. If your HVAC system isn’t equipped to deal with these changes, you can end up with moisture problems even at lower temperatures. Condensate may form in new places as cooler surfaces meet moist spring air. If you notice this accumulation, you may need additional dehumidifiers. These installs can help handle humidity in your home during this time of year until your air conditioner can do the full time job in the summer.
If you need help with your HVAC system this spring, give Parthenon Plumbing Heating & Cooling a call at 615-298-2995. We’ll help you keep your home’s air at the right conditions for your family. And don’t forget to ask us about becoming a Parthenon Partner!
Parthenon Plumbing Heating & Cooling created Parthenon Partners for our loyal customers. The program is a simple way to save when it comes to the care of your home’s Heating and Condensing Unit. The program includes two seasonal tune-ups a year. Starting at only $10/month, Parthenon Partners comes with many other great benefits: 10% off on HVAC and Plumbing Repair Calls, Priority Service, Extended Sales Promotions and Emergency Service.
Schedule your first seasonal tune up by calling us at (615) 298-2995.