Even in Texas, winter and summer HVAC needs are fairly cut and dry: you need heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. Spring and autumn are a little less predictable. The weather can be mild — for Texas — in these seasons, but it’s also most likely to change from day to day. You may start out the spring season with heating only to switch to cooling in a month. You may have a period of time in which you need neither. But it’s a good idea to start looking forward as early as possible so you can be prepared for whatever spring throws your way.
Bryan-College Station Weather in Spring
The outdoor temperature here in Bryan-College Station can vary greatly from March to May. Typically towards the beginning of spring, the highs fall somewhere in the mid-70s, meaning that you may be able to turn off your furnace without turning your air conditioning on quite yet. However, by April, you’ll start to see temperatures in the 80s more frequently, and the average high temperature in may is 86 degrees. Texas is known for its dry heat, without much humidity. However, given that there’s a bit more rain in spring than other times of year, you can probably expect some humidity during this time of year.
The Switch to A/C
One of the main HVAC concerns you’ll have during the spring is making the switch from heating to cooling. By May at the latest, you will probably be using your air conditioner more often than not. That means by April, you should have preventative maintenance and any repairs done on your air conditioner to make sure it’s not only functioning but in strong shape to cool your home when you need it. Spring and fall tend to be the best times of year for preventative maintenance, giving you plenty of time to get your units in shape before the extremes of Texas weather come in.
Indoor Air Quality
Spring can be a fraught time for your indoor air quality. Pollen allergies are on the rise, and because of the rainy weather, mold and mildew could become a problem. So in preparing your home for spring, you may want to invest in some indoor air quality resources. Air purifiers can remove dust, mold, and other allergens from the air so that you can breathe fresh, clean air inside even if you can’t find that outside. UV lamps can also help to eliminate allergens from your air. You may also be interested in a dehumidifier to remove the excess moisture from the air inside your home.
Spring is a season of change for your HVAC needs. A trusted, local HVAC technician can help you transition your HVAC needs for spring as well as the summer to come. Need preventative maintenance or any indoor air quality products? Contact Air Solutions in Bryan-College Station today for more information, a service request, or a quote.