March. It’s a weird month. The year can’t decide if it’s winter or spring. There are so many old proverbs about the weather in March that it’s easy to become confused about what exactly the weather is supposed to be. Is it “in like a lion, out like a lamb,” or the other way around?
The truth is that March Mayhem is the most accurate description. The swings in temperature through these 31 days can make life difficult if your home isn’t equipped with an excellent heating system and an air conditioner that’s prepared to handle abrupt heat. But we’re here to make it all easier!
The Planning We Recommend in March
There’s a few tasks to look into during the month that are helpful for staying comfortable while prepping for the middle of the year. Below is a simple and effective 3 step plan that will ensure your home is ready for the seasons to come.
1. Call for heating repair if there are any worrying signs
We can’t stress this enough: you should never allow a heater that’s showing indications it has a malfunction to continue to run. It doesn’t matter that it’s March and that winter is almost over. Leaving a heater with a possible malfunction opens you up to all sorts of trouble. You may have a heating system that won’t come on at all when you need it in fall. It might fail on you during the last cold snap of March. The problem will almost certainly get worse, leading to a more expensive repair down the line. And if the heater is gas-powered, a malfunction can turn hazardous.
2. Arrange for your annual air conditioning maintenance
There is no better time during the year for AC maintenance than March. You’ll have your system tuned-up and ready to face the first hot days of spring, and the extra time allows technicians to take care of any necessary repair problems that turn up before summer arrives.
Bolton offers Planned Maintenance Agreements (PMA) to make regular air conditioning and heating maintenance easy. For one low annual price, you’ll receive a high quality tune-up and inspection for your air conditioner in the spring and your heating system in the fall.
3. Consider installing a new air conditioning system
How old is your current AC? If it’s more than 10 years old, we strongly advise that you budget for replacing it in the near future. If it’s younger, but has started to cost more to operate and has incurred more repair bills than before, we also advise having our technicians look into it. They can give you advice about whether or not its time to replace the unit. If you need a replacement, our team will ensure you receive the right system for your home and a great new installation job. We also offer competitive warranties on newly installed products.
If you have suspicions about how well your heater is working, contact us for a heating system repair. We have technicians ready 24/7, and they work on all types of heaters, from furnaces and boilers to heat pumps.