As the weather in the South Okanagan warms up and the days get longer, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your HVAC system for the switch from winter to spring and summer. We recommend these few simple steps to help ensure your system runs at its best when you need it most.

Change Your Air Filters

One easy thing you can do for cleaner air in your home and in your furnace and ductwork is to change your air filter. Dirty air filters not only reduce air quality but may also restrict airflow, which causes your system to run inefficiently and increases energy costs. It’s best practice to change your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage. Typically, the filter you need to change is in a slot on the front of your furnace – simply pull it out and replace it with a new one from your local home hardware store.

Check Your System’s Refrigerant Level

The refrigerant in your HVAC system is essential in regulating the temperature inside your home. So it’s important to check that level before temperatures start rising. If there isn’t enough refrigerant in the system, it won’t be able to cool down properly, leading to higher energy costs and possible damage or breakdowns in the future. This is something that one of our A1Kelowna techs will do when they visit.

Schedule a Maintenance Checkup

Regular maintenance checks on your HVAC system are essential for keeping it running at its peak efficiency throughout all four seasons. Call to schedule a visit for the spring. Our technicians can check for signs of wear and tear, such as frayed wires, leaking hoses, clogged drains and leaky seals, and inspect all mechanical components like fans and motors for any issues that could lead to potential problems down the line.

Call A1Kelowna Today!

We’re here to help! Changing out dirty air filters, checking refrigerant levels, and getting a maintenance checkup are all great ways to keep your HVAC system running efficiently while helping reduce energy costs over time. Plus, if any issues are found during a maintenance checkup, they can be addressed before they become more significant problems – saving you both time and money! So don’t wait – take some proactive steps today to make your home comfortable throughout the year.