Prepping your HVAC system for the Spring season is important so it can operate properly. As we move into warmer months, your HVAC unit needs to be in top shape to keep you cool. Our checklist will help you know what it is you should do to get ready for the coming heat.
Replace Your HVAC Air Filters
With normal use of your heating and cooling system, the air filters become dirty and may get clogged with dust. If you don’t replace the air filters regularly, your HVAC will operate inefficiently to cool/heat your home. This will raise your energy costs and lower the indoor air quality. It’s pretty much a lose-lose situation. Changing your air filters is a simple and effective way to ensure your HVAC will run better for much more time.
Remove the condenser cover
Many homeowners choose to use an outdoor condenser cover to protect it from the winter weather. Leaving a cover on your AC condenser can damage the unit because it won’t allow proper airflow to the unit. This causes overheating and damages other components of your system in the process. Be sure to remove any cover on your condenser before you turn on your system.
Clean the area around the condenser unit
Since your condenser is outside, it easily collects dust, dirt, and grime as time passes. If you notice that the area around your unit is dirty, you can take a water hose and gently wash off the dirt outside of the AC condenser. Be sure to remove any weeds, roots, or debris that is blocking the vents of the condenser as well. This will ensure that it can properly cool down the system.
Cleaning around your home
During the winter season, lots of dust, dirt, and allergens settle in your home. These particles easily spread throughout your home since your HVAC system is a closed system. That means the air in your home will keep getting recirculated. Cleaning it up is a good way to ensure that it doesn’t spread in your home. Allergens, in particular, can spread very quickly causing health issues for you and your family.
Upgrade your thermostat
With the warming seasons, you’ll want to ensure that your thermostat will be properly working. If you have an outdated or malfunctioning thermostat, you should think about replacing or upgrading it. You’ll get even more benefits and capabilities with a smart thermostat. Depending on the model you purchase, you can have remote control access, improved temperature accuracy, and zoning capabilities. The best part is you can avoid the common old thermostat issues of the past.
Schedule an HVAC system maintenance
The steps above will help you prepare your heating and cooling system for spring, but it doesn’t replace expert HVAC maintenance. Spring is the perfect time to get annual maintenance done before the hot summer months. An expert will inspect your system to reveal or help avoid any issues. With good maintenance service, a certified technician should perform a comprehensive inspection of your entire system including wiring, connections, lines, refrigerant levels, etc. At HVAC Alliance Expert, we’ll let you know the health of your HVAC system and fix any issues you may have.
Prepare your heating and cooling system ahead of time! You don’t want to be left stranded on a hot day with no cold air to cool you down.