Spring is one of the most wonderful times of year. The frost thaws, the snow melts and nature and all its creatures awaken for the warmer months ahead. The advent of spring means that summer is right around the corner—and that means your air conditioning and its function is about to become vital.
Have you ever wondered when to perform HVAC maintenance? Many people don’t call an HVAC professional until they have a problem, but scheduling preventative spring HVAC maintenance can put you ahead of the curve and allow you to catch small problems before they become larger issues.
In this article, we’ll cover when you should start spring HVAC maintenance and a few other helpful tips.
How do I know when to perform HVAC maintenance?
It helps to think about it in a big-picture sense. When do most people use their HVAC systems? They typically use their heating in the winter and their air conditioning in the summer. As such, most people call HVAC professionals during those seasons.
Therefore, it’s critical to perform spring HVAC maintenance. You’ll have an easier time getting an appointment with an HVAC professional, and you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your home’s air conditioning is geared up and ready for summer.
Can I perform any spring HVAC maintenance tasks myself?
Yes, you can. While it’s advisable to call an HVAC professional in the spring to check on the health of your system, there are a few simple tasks you can do yourself each spring that will improve the function of your HVAC system. The first task is to change your air filters. If you already changed your filters for the winter season, that was a good first step.
You’ll also want to change your air filters before spring gets underway to ensure that you have good, clean airflow in your home. The next step you can take is to make sure that your air-conditioning unit’s condenser is clear. This is usually located outside, and you should check it and remove any vegetation, leaves or any other debris that may have accumulated on or around it during the winter.
Is there any way I can test my air conditioning?
Yes, and this is another task you should perform as part of your spring HVAC maintenance program. Simply check the indoor temperature and set your home’s thermostat to a few degrees below it. From there, you can just wait while your HVAC system (hopefully) does its job.
Once you’ve given it some time, go around to the vents in your home and put your hand next to them. You should feel cold air emanating from the vents. Additionally, you should use your ears and see if you can hear any strange noises coming from your HVAC system like clicking, rattling, screeching or popping. If you hear noises and/or cold air doesn’t come out of your vents, call an HVAC professional as soon as possible.
Call for a spring HVAC checkup today
Understanding when to perform HVAC maintenance is a great way to extend the life of your HVAC system. If you have any issues or simply want to make sure everything in your HVAC system is in working order, call us at BLM Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been the industry leaders in HVAC service for over two decades, so call our talented experts for all of your HVAC service needs today.
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