During the winter season, there are plenty of things to keep us busy and happily occupied. There’s the holiday season, of course, where it’s refreshing to get together with family and friends and exchange presents. There’s the frigid weather, which makes us want to dress in layers, hibernate indoors, and stay cozy on the couch while binge-watching shows. There’s also a new year and a new decade to look forward to, and plenty of resolutions and promises to ourselves and others to make and keep in the year ahead.

With all of this going on, it might seem impossible to add one more thing to our always long to-do list. Especially something that many assumed should be saved for the warmer seasons months in the future. But believe it or not, this is the time of year to make your spring-cleaning checklist. No, we’re not talking about organizing closets or scrubbing the house from top to bottom. In this case, we are talking about air conditioner maintenance. This is a task that cannot wait; it’s best to not procrastinate and perform some simple tasks to keep your system running efficiently. 

Here are a few ways to take care of your HVAC system in the winter and early spring to ensure a cool and comfortable summer. 

Review Your Heating Bills

Want to make sure your HVAC system will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer while running as efficiently as possible? The first clue to knowing this is to review your heating bills. If your monthly payments seem unusually high, especially if you compare them to past seasons, there is a chance that your air conditioner is not performing correctly. This would be a good time to schedule an HVAC tune-up.

Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up

Any professional company can schedule a one-hour appointment with you at your convenience to ensure that your system is operating at the best possible quality. A typical maintenance call includes testing refrigerant levels, inspecting the contactor for proper electrical efficiency, lubricating the fan motor, and calibrating the thermostat. Scheduling such a tune-up will help prevent costly future repairs, detect possible refrigerant leaks, and address low-performing equipment.

Change the Filters

Changing your filter at least once during the winter and at the start of the cooling season is the best way to make sure your filter is clean and effective. When you are making the switch, make sure your equipment is turned off. If the filter is in a hard-to-access location, simply hire a professional for this quick and budget-friendly task!

Hubbard Heating and Plumbing prides itself on providing exemplary customer services. We take every measure to ensure you are satisfied with all your heating and air conditioning needs and will do whatever it takes to earn your business and remain life-long clients.  Hubbard Heating and Plumbing has been serving the Interlaken area for a number of years. We pride ourselves on being large enough to provide professionalism and reliability, yet small enough to provide personalized service. To discover more about how we can serve your needs, please visit our website or call us at 607-532-4739 today.