The transition from winter to summer can be a roller coaster ride for your Illinois HVAC system. Weather conditions can change rapidly, and record conditions can cause an unexpected need to operate either heating or cooling equipment on a given day, especially during the spring months. There are some important measures that can ensure that you have efficient heating and cooling as needed.

Filter Management

Your filter’s job is to protect the interior system equipment, but this simple HVAC maintenance activity can be easy to overlook. The impact of ignoring your air filter can be felt both in terms of comfort levels and your wallet as restricted airflow in a clogged filter stresses your equipment and drives up energy bills. A dirty filter can also affect your home’s indoor air quality, making frequent checks and changes a health priority. During heavy use of either heating or cooling equipment, be sure to check the filter condition at least once per month, and change a clogged filter as quickly as possible to restore optimum system operation.

HVAC Maintenance

Although an air filter keeps much of the airborne material in your home away from internal HVAC components, some materials slip through because of size or filter condition. Seasonal maintenance is crucial for achieving efficiency levels consistent with manufacturer ratings for your heating and cooling equipment. Additionally, your indoor air quality levels can depend on the consistency with which you complete system maintenance. During transitional periods during which you might operate the heater at night and the air conditioner by day, moisture can develop rapidly in your air handler. This can result in unpleasant odors infiltrating your home. Maintenance helps to keep these issues at bay.

Professional Heating and Cooling Support

Herchenbach Mechanical is pleased to provide year-round support for your home’s HVAC system. In addition to preventive maintenance for both heating and air conditioning equipment, we also offer indoor air quality solutions and 24/7 emergency repair. Learn more about our full range of HVAC services, or call our Gurnee office at (847) 227-1426 to set up an appointment today.

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