5 Reasons Spring is the Best Time to Schedule HVAC Maintenance

For Midwest residents, spring is an exciting stretch of the calendar. And by exciting, we mean it’s not uncommon to experience all four seasons in 24 hours. In addition to the challenges this presents when making clothing decisions, spring can be tough on your HVAC system.

While it may not be at the top of your spring cleaning checklist, scheduling HVAC maintenance can help keep you and your family comfortable no matter how unpredictable the weather becomes. This article details five reasons spring is the ideal time to book your HVAC appointment.

1.      Prep Your System for Summer

Your HVAC system worked hard during the winter to keep your home warm. Now it’s time to show it some TLC. Though you may have plenty of spring days when your AC won’t have to run at peak capacity due to the mild temperatures, rest assured that summer is around the corner.

Scheduling maintenance in the spring allows you to address any issues early on, ensuring your system runs efficiently when you need it most. A Hoock’s technician will perform a thorough inspection, clean vital components, and make any necessary repairs or adjustments to ensure optimal performance. This proactive approach can help prevent breakdowns during those weeks when temperatures hover in the high 80s or above.

2.      Increase Energy Efficiency

Every homeowner knows the following dilemma: Crank up the heat or A/C for the sake of comfort? Or try to save a few bucks? We’re here to tell you don’t have to choose.

A well-maintained HVAC system operates more efficiently, meaning you can set your desired temperature without spending a fortune. Because standard maintenance protocols help your system run smoothly, you can get the same output with less energy. As a bonus, a more efficient system helps minimize your carbon footprint.

3.      Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

We’ve got to let you in on a secret most people overlook. Maintenance increases efficiency, saving you money in the short term. But that’s not the biggest budget benefit. Instead, it’s the added longevity that leads to meaningful savings.

Like with a car or even the human body, the sooner an expert can identify and diagnose a problem, the better the outcome. If you’re diligent about scheduling routine maintenance, you can keep your same HVAC system running for up to 20 years without a significant performance drop-off.

Technicians will inspect your system for signs of wear and tear, such as loose or worn-out parts, and make the necessary repairs before things degrade even more. These repairs are a minor investment that pays off for many years down the road.

4.      Improve Indoor Air Quality

Outdoor pollution gets the headlines, but indoor air quality, or IAQ, can also significantly impact your family’s health. Pathogens, including bacteria, dust, pollen, and mold, just to name a few, inevitably accumulate in your home. Without regular maintenance and cleaning, these irritants can wind up in HVAC filters and circulate throughout your home. If someone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, poor IAQ can drastically reduce quality of life.

Because HVAC maintenance involves cleaning key components of your system, it creates a healthier environment for you and your family. Improved indoor air quality can lead to fewer allergy symptoms and respiratory issues, allowing you to breathe easier and enjoy a more comfortable and safer home environment.

5.      Take Advantage of Timing

Like most industries, there’s an HVAC “busy season.” Many folks wait until early summer—usually after a few hot days—to think about scheduling a maintenance appointment. If you book yours in early or mid-spring, you’ll likely have much more flexibility in terms of times and dates.

Aside from the rush of routine maintenance requests, HVAC companies often experience a high volume of calls when systems break down during the cooling season. This influx reduces the number of available open times and technicians even more. Just like it’s best to avoid the grocery store the day before a holiday, it’s wise to take care of your maintenance needs before the requests pour in.

Prepare for Warmer Weather with a Call to Hoock’s  

Since 2017, Hoock’s Heating & Cooling has been keeping St. Louis area homeowners comfortable and confident in their HVAC system. Our expert technicians utilize the latest training and technology to diagnose and repair problems quickly, efficiently, and affordably. We can also install an entire state-of-the-art system if and when you’re ready to upgrade.

To schedule an appointment with Hoock’s, get in online or call us at (636) 266 – 2187. We look forward to meeting you!