With milder temperatures finally at our doorstep, it’s a good time to start thinking about doing some spring cleaning. You’ll certainly want to cover the basics—cleaning the walls, windows, rugs and so on. That said, at Signature Home Heat and Air, we’d like to draw your attention to an important household task that’s often overlooked: maintaining your heating and cooling systems. Keep reading to find out more about what you can do to make sure your appliances stay perfectly clean and functional.

The importance of annual maintenance for your heating system

Before we start, it’s important to know that central heating systems — gaz and propane furnaces and oil furnaces/ — require yearly maintenance performed by a trained professional. If you failed to do so in the fall, take advantage of your spring-cleaning spree to have your system’s maintenance performed by a qualified contractor.

When’s the last time you had a look at your furnace’s air filters? You should ideally be cleaning your filters every month throughout the cold season. Remember: a dirty filter means higher heating costs. Take a few minutes to check your owner’s manual, as it may advise you to replace your filter with the arrival of spring.

Maintain your air conditioner for optimal performance all summer long

Don’t wait until the big heat wave hits to perform maintenance on your air conditioner. As soon as the mercury hits 10 °C, we suggest that you clean your unit and test it in the following ways:

  • Start your air conditioner and test every mode.
  • Examine the outer fan.
  • Pay special attention to any strange sounds or odours.

Contact a specialized technician if you notice any abnormalities with your appliance. One way or another, you should call our specialists to perform complete maintenance on your system. This will help protect against any malfunctions caused by particles in the air. Be sure to clean your air conditioner’s air filter every month over the course of the summer as recommended by the appliance manufacturer.

Trust us with all your heating and cooling appliance needs!

If you want to take advantage of spring to replace your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner, contact our advisors for a free, no-obligation assessment. At Signature Home Heat and Air, we offer our services to everyone in Ottawa and the surrounding areas (Gatineau, Clarence-Rockland, Canton de Russell, etc.). Call us today!