With the new season upon us, it’s time to make sure your HVAC units are prepared for the spring weather. From simple checks like air filters to more in-depth cleaning like the air ducts and vents, these tips should help you get your system ready for April showers, allergy season and spring weather!
We know this may sound repetitive, but trust us, it works! If you replace your air filters every 90 days, or every three months, your HVAC system could be running so much smoother. Instead of trying to work harder to blow air through the dust-filled filter, your A/C will come through clean and quick. Not only is this going to cut down on how hard your unit is working, but it will prevent your home from being filled with more allergens.
Spring Season Means Spring Cleaning
Don’t skip out on your HVAC unit when the time comes for spring cleaning. By removing dust and debris from the interior and exterior of the system, it can run more efficiently. Other things you may look for while spring cleaning is to tighten the electrical connections, clean the different internal components and check the refrigerant levels.
This is clearly quite a bit of work though, so don’t worry! You can always leave that to us with a maintenance check-up. That way, we can make sure all of the parts and pieces are cleaned and restored correctly.
Check the Air Ducts
Although the air ducts do not need to be routinely checked and cleaned, it is still something that should be done every so often. If you have never had your air ducts cleaned before, chances are it’s time to check them.
If you’re not sure if your air ducts need to be cleaned, check for signs of vermin living in them or your home, extreme dust and debris clogging the ducts, or any visible growth of mold. If any of these things are occurring within the ducts then it’s time for a cleaning.
If you passed on getting a programmable thermostat this winter season, why wait any longer? Programmable thermostats can not only save you money on your energy bill by up to 30%, but they can also keep your HVAC system in better shape. If you have an older unit, but you’re not ready to replace it, a programmable thermostat can prevent the system from attempting to work overtime to try and cool or heat your home.
Now, as you head into the new season, don’t forget to follow these tips to prepare your HVAC unit for the spring and summer seasons. Contact us today to set up your A/C unit service.