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Spring is here, and you know what that means – it’s time to break out the shorts, sunscreen, and…HVAC maintenance? Ok, maybe it’s not the most exciting thing on your to-do list, but trust us, there are some major benefits to getting your HVAC system checked out this time of year.

When it comes to AC and furnace systems, you might think that as long as they’re pumping out warm or cool air, everything’s hunky-dory. But just like a car needs regular oil changes and tune-ups to run efficiently, your heating and cooling system needs a little TLC every now and then to run at its best. Our team of neighborhood experts at Lake Michigan Heating Cooling Plumbing is here to ensure your home stays cool and comfortable all summer long.

Why is regular HVAC maintenance so important?

Well, for starters, it can help you save money on your energy bills by improving your system’s efficiency. It can also extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, which can save you big bucks on AC repair and furnace repair in the long run.

But perhaps most importantly, regular HVAC maintenance can help you avoid emergency AC repair and furnace repair calls and keep your home comfortable year-round. So, if you haven’t had your HVAC system checked out in a while, give our team of local HVAC experts a call. We’ll make sure everything’s running smoothly so you can stay cool and comfortable no matter what this summer brings.

So, what does HVAC service entail?

First up: air filters. We’ll check and replace them as needed to ensure that the air flowing through the system is clean and free from debris, which can affect indoor air quality. Plus, a clogged filter can make your system work harder than necessary, leading to higher energy bills and a shorter lifespan for your HVAC system.

Next, we’ll take a look at the condenser coil. This little guy is responsible for releasing heat outside of the home, and if it’s dirty or clogged, it can decrease your system’s efficiency. We’ll clean it up and make sure it’s in tip-top shape.

We’ll also keep an eye out for worn or weak parts that could lead to emergency AC repair calls or other failures down the line. By identifying these issues early, we can save you time, money, and stress in the long run.

Checking refrigerant levels is another important aspect of AC maintenance. Low refrigerant levels can lead to reduced cooling capacity and can cause the system to work harder than necessary, increasing energy consumption and utility bills.

Finally, we’ll inspect electrical connections to make sure everything is safe and sound. Loose or damaged electrical connections can be a safety hazard and can cause the system to malfunction. And nobody wants that!

Cold climate HVAC maintenance challenges

Living in a cold winter climate like West Michigan can come with its own set of challenges when it comes to HVAC maintenance in the spring. One of the biggest challenges is dealing with outdoor units that may still be covered in snow or ice. Trying to perform AC maintenance tasks such as cleaning coils or checking refrigerant levels can be tricky when everything is still frozen. If this is the case, it’s important to wait until the snow and ice melts or our team of experts will need to carefully remove it before performing any maintenance.

Another consideration is that pipes or other components of the HVAC system may have frozen during the winter months. This can cause damage or malfunctioning, so it’s essential to check for any signs of damage or issues during the spring maintenance visit and address them as soon as possible.

It’s also important to check for any damage caused by winter storms. Fallen branches or debris can hit outdoor units, causing significant damage to your HVAC system. Checking for any signs of damage and addressing them before they become major problems is crucial.

Finally, outdoor units may have accumulated a few unwanted guests over the winter, especially if you live near a wooded area. Mice and chipmunks are known to move into these units and develop nests, causing significant damage. Using a properly vented cover can help prevent this issue, and our team of expert HVAC technicians can identify any problems during a standard tune-up before you turn on your air conditioning for the first time.

Contact Your Team of Neighborhood Experts

Let’s be real: nobody wakes up in the morning and says, “I can’t wait to schedule my HVAC maintenance today!” But as much as we might like to ignore it, getting your heating and cooling system checked out by our team of experts at least once a year is important to keep it running smoothly. Contact Lake Michigan Heating Cooling Plumbing to make an appointment.

We recommend scheduling your HVAC maintenance every spring, before the weather really starts to heat up. That way, you can make sure your system is ready to perform at its best all summer long.

To avoid any HVAC-related mishaps, contact your neighborhood experts and we’ll get you set up with a maintenance appointment. We’ll make sure your system is in tip-top shape, so you can focus on more exciting things like spending time at the lake with family and friends, trying out that new restaurant down the street, or simply binge-watching your favorite TV show.

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