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And you thought Sweating over your Bracket was bad...

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It may not feel like it right now with flurries still in Indy's forecast, but along with the NCAA Tournament, the First Day of Spring has rolled right by us. After an entire month of being glued to the couch watching basketball and checking your bracket 10 times a day, it's time to get those spring cleaning to-do's and tune-ups checked off your list.


Before the Tournament champ is crowned, you need to CALL HOWALD and schedule your AC tune up. 'Cause even though your Bracket is inevitably busted every year, your HVAC system DOESN'T HAVE TO. No, the tune up plug isn't a scam, it's about maintaining your system to keep you safe and comfortable when temps rise. The same way you change your car's oil every 3-5,000 miles, you need an AC tune up once in a while. Or else this could happen:




The earlier you book your tune up with Howald Heating and Air (317.255.4328), the more you save. Call by April 30th... pay $79! Wait til May... pay $92.


A tune up from Howald Heating and Air costs less than $100 but if something goes wrong with your system it will cost WAY more than that. So, get that tune up scheduled then breathe easy knowing you're set for the summer. If you thought sweating over your bracket was bad, we promise you'll be sweating much harder when you have an HVAC issue in the dog days of summer. 



Check out our spring checklist to make sure your HVAC system will be running smooth all summer long:

Change your air filters. 

Depending on the type of filters you have, you may need to replace them each month. Keeping dust and dirt from building up will keep your system more efficient and prevent blockage that can cost you money. When your systems aren’t running efficiently, they require more energy to heat or cool your home properly.


A poor job of cleaning your ducts is worse than no cleaning at all. Truth?

The EPA have consistently ranked air pollution among the top 5 environmental risks to public health—about 90% of colds are caught indoors. Good news? Air quality is manageable—though you may be in pro in many aspects of your home, duct cleaning is something you should entrust to Howald Heating and Air.

Start spring cleaning.

It’s important to keep both the exterior and interior parts of your HVAC system clean to keep them running properly. Wind and rain can carry sticks, leaves, grass, mulch, and other common outdoor home items into the crevices in your system. Tightening electrical connections, cleaning components, and checking refrigerant levels will keep your system running smoothly indoors, as well.

Schedule your spring maintenance. 

Having a professional perform a maintenance check on your system is the best way to ensure your system stays in tip-top shape all year long. By keeping your unit operating at peak performance through HVAC maintenance, you will recover any money invested in upkeep by lower repair costs and savings on your electric bill.


Follow those rules and the rest of Spring Maintence will roll a little something like this:





How Spring Cleaning really feels like:


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