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Jack Hall Plumbing and Heating’s 5-Point Spring Checklist — Get Your AC Ready for Warm Weather

When spring approaches it’s time to give our furnaces a break and get the AC system ready to take on the warm weather. But before that first heat wave hits, it’s important to complete some simple maintenance tasks that will go a long way to making sure the cool air flows when you need it.

Put these 5 tasks on your spring HVAC checklist:

Check the air filter: When was the last time you changed your filter? That’s the first question we ask people when they call Jack Hall with an HVAC issue. In many cases replacing the filter is a simple fix that often solves the problem. That’s because during the cold winter months, furnaces run so much that dust and debris clog the filter which hurts HVAC performance. PRO Tips: Next time you change the filter, write the date on it with a marker and snap a picture with your mobile phone so you can remember the brand/size when you’re at the local store. Keep an extra supply on hand so the seasonal switch is easy!

Clean supply vents and registers: It doesn’t take long for supply vents and registers to get clogged during the winter, especially if you have pets in the home. Make cleaning the vents part of your spring cleaning to give your HVAC system room to circulate cool air. Dirty vents make your system work much harder and rooms won’t cool as efficiently. Clean vents and registers will also save you money on the utility bill. Don’t forget to clean the ones that get hidden behind the couch.

Turn on the HVAC System: The first time you turn on your HVAC system should be in early spring so you can check the airflow — do this after the filter is changed and the vents are cleaned. If the air doesn’t feel cool or you notice strange noises or smells turn off the AC unit and call Jack Hall right away. There could be a bigger problem that needs a professional repair. Our certified technicians can diagnose and fix the issue before you start using the AC unit for the season.

Test the Thermostat: When the seasons change, many homeowners forget to test their thermostat to make sure it’s functioning properly. You’ll want to reprogram your programmable thermostat to make sure the home is comfortable during the warmer weather. Remember to change the clock on the thermostat when the time changes in March. If you have an older thermostat that isn’t programmable, it’s a good idea to consider an upgrade. This will allow you to customize the temperature to cool the house when people are home rather than adjusting it manually. Programmable thermostats are also a great way to save you money on your utility bills.

Schedule a Maintenance Call: Even though some HVAC-related tasks are simple DIY jobs, there’s no substitute for regular maintenance performed by a certified technician. The pros at Jack Hall can spot potential problems and fix them before they create a significant issue. We’ll also check the entire system, including refrigerant levels, electrical connections, wiring, inspect safety devices, lubricate parts, and inspect ductwork for leaks and more. It’s our goal to make sure your entire HVAC system is running at peak performance.

Jack Hall Plumbing & Heating is ready to help you with all your air conditioning needs. We offer repair and maintenance, AC replacement, and new system installation. Contact us today at (518) 792-7114 or connect online to learn more about our air conditioning services in Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs, Queensbury, and across the North Country.

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