5 Things You Must Do to Prep Your HVAC & Plumbing Systems for Spring
Budding trees, longer days, and baseball opening day aren’t just signs of spring; they’re signs it’s time to get your home ready for a new season!
Here are five things you need to do to get your home’s HVAC and plumbing systems ready for the spring and summer:
1. Prep Your Sump Pump for Summer Showers
Your sump pump works year-round, but it really gets called into duty during the spring and summer. Heavy and intense storms can drop a lot of water quickly, testing your sump pump’s ability to keep up.
Test your sump pump at the start of the season so you don’t wind up with a failed pump and a flooded basement.
2. Conduct an AC Tune-Up
Before spring temperatures have you cranking the AC, it’s important to ensure your air conditioner is up for the job. A professional HVAC technician can conduct a full AC tune-up, including:
- Testing your unit for system performance and efficiency
- Performing a preventative cleaning and lubricating of components
- Clearing duct blockages
- Replacing air filters
During an AC inspection, your technician can also assess the life span of your cooling system, determining if now is a good time to upgrade. Schedule an air conditioning replacement to ensure your system is ready to go when you need it if your AC is:
- More than 15 years old
- Subject to frequent breakdowns
- Causes high energy bills
- Uses Freon as a cooling agent
3. Check Your Plumbing System for Leaks
Winter weather is harsh on pipes. A professional inspection of your home’s plumbing system can identify leaks or cracks that might have happened over the season.
4. Maintain Your Water Heater
Gone is the need for those hot showers to shake off the frigid temperatures. Turn down your water heater slightly to realize some energy cost savings.
Now is also a good time to do a maintenance check on your water heater, removing any sediment that built up over the winter.
5. Safely Reopen Your Outdoor Hose Bibb
Hopefully you turned off the water to your outdoor spigot in the fall, and now you’re ready to restore it.
First, turn the hose bib valve tightly before turning back on the access to the outdoor water valve. Open the hose bib valve to test the water flow and check for leaks before reattaching the hose.
Schedule HVAC & Plumbing Maintenance Today
Prepping for spring means making sure your Lancaster County home’s air conditioning and plumbing systems are ready for the new season.
At Neffsville Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Services, our HVAC technicians and plumbers can help you meet spring and summer’s plumbing and air conditioning demands.
Contact us online or call (717) 625-1000 to schedule HVAC and plumbing service for your home. Be sure to ask about our money-saving plumbing and HVAC maintenance plans.