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Springtime HVAC Tips: Improving Energy Efficiency

As temperatures warm up in Virginia, homeowners look forward to saying goodbye to winter. However, spring also signals a time when pollen counts rise and humidity starts creeping up, preparing us for the summer heat. Is your heating and cooling system up to the task?

Below, you will learn more about:

  • Servicing your HVAC system,
  • Replacing air filters,
  • Incorporating ceiling fans, and
  • Updating your thermostat.

Service Your HVAC System

First things first, scheduling a professional tune-up for your heating and cooling systems is crucial. We strongly recommend performing annual HVAC maintenance in spring. Our team of certified technicians at Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing can inspect your system, ensuring its smooth operation and guiding you on how to get the most out of your system during this transitional season.

Remember, a well-maintained HVAC system operates more efficiently, keeping your home comfortable while avoiding unexpected breakdowns.

Replace Air Filters

Spring in Virginia is notorious for high pollen counts, which can infiltrate your home and clog your HVAC filters. Replacing your air filters regularly improves indoor air quality and prevents your system from overworking itself. We recommend checking your filters monthly and replacing them at least every 90 days. You may wish to change them more often if you have pets or suffer from asthma or other respiratory conditions.

Use Ceiling Fans & Open Your Windows

Enjoy spring’s mild temperatures by opening windows and using ceiling fans to circulate fresh air throughout your home. This natural ventilation helps keep your home cool without over-relying on your HVAC system, can improve indoor air quality by releasing trapped contaminants, and reduces energy consumption.

Install a Smart Programmable Thermostat

Upgrading to a smart programmable thermostat can significantly improve your HVAC system's efficiency. It allows you to customize your heating and cooling schedule while intuitive features respond to changing conditions in real time. Plus, with smart thermostats, you can adjust settings remotely, perfect for those unpredictable spring days.

At Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing, we understand that preparing your home for spring in Virginia involves more than just a good spring cleaning. Contact us online to learn more.