Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips from WeatherWise Heating & Cooling

As temperatures begin to rise and summer approaches, it’s important to make sure that your home or business’ heating and air conditioning systems are prepared for the heat.

At WeatherWise Heating & Cooling, our family-owned and locally operated company serving McHenry County, Kane County, Lake County, and Cook County offers expert HVAC repairs and installation services to keep you comfortable in the spring and summer months.

We have decades of experience to share with you – starting with this blog. In this blog, you’ll learn some helpful tips on how to prepare your system for the change of weather.


Having your HVAC system inspected each year is a crucial part of keeping it running smoothly all season long. Here are some tips on how you can ensure your HVAC system is ready for summer:
Change air filters regularly
Air filters should be changed at least every three months or as needed. Dirty air filters can reduce energy efficiency as well as reduce air flow effectiveness.
Clean outdoor condenser unit
Make sure to clean your home’s outdoor condenser unit in order to remove any dirt, dust or debris that could be blocking airflow causing your system to work harder than necessary.
Check thermostat settings
Make sure your thermostat is set appropriately for both winter and summer settings. This will help maximize energy efficiency throughout the year.
Schedule professional maintenance
Having a professional check out your HVAC system on a regular basis can help uncover any potential problems before they become costly issues in the future. Our team of experienced technicians are available for same-day service at an affordable price so don’t hesitate to give us a call at (815) 477-7766!
Check all ductwork for any leakage
Leaky or poorly insulated ductwork can reduce the overall efficiency of your system and cause hot or cold spots throughout your home. Inspecting your ductwork regularly and sealing any leaks as soon as possible is key to maintaining air quality and energy efficiency.
Tune up the AC
Before you turn on your air conditioner for the season, it’s important to have an expert tune up the unit so that it runs at peak performance when you need it most.
Have a pro install a programmable thermostat

Investing in a programmable thermostat will help maximize energy efficiency throughout the year by allowing you to control both heating and cooling settings remotely.

Have a pro install a programmable thermostat

If your current HVAC system is more than 10 years old, then it may be time to consider upgrading it to a newer model with updated features and technology. Upgrading will not only increase energy efficiency but also help save money on costly repairs in the future.

Signs You May Need HVAC Repairs

In addition to performing regular maintenance on your HVAC system, there are also some telltale signs that you may need repairs sooner rather than later. Here’s what you should look out for:

Strange noises coming from your system
If you hear rattling, squeaking or any other unusual sounds coming from your heating or cooling systems then it could be a sign that something is wrong with your system.
Poor air flow from registers

If there is little to no air flowing through the vents then this could indicate a problem with the blower motor or fan motor which would require professional repair services by one of our experienced technicians. 

Uneven temperatures room-to-room
If you notice different temperatures in different parts of your home then it could indicate an issue with ductwork insulation or even inadequate sealing between rooms leading to inefficient temperature regulation.
High energy bills

If you’ve noticed unusually high energy bills recently then it could mean that something’s not quite right with either the furnace or AC unit which means it needs immediate attention from our experts at WeatherWise Heating & Cooling!

At WeatherWise Heating & Cooling we aim to make maintaining/repairing your HVAC systems as hassle free as possible! Whether you’re just looking for routine maintenance advice or need help with more complex repairs, our team is here to provide Crystal Lake and surrounding areas with quality service at an affordable price so don’t hesitate to reach out today

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