Springtime HVAC PreperationJanuary 10, 2023 12:00 am Leave your thoughts
Spring will be coming sooner than you think, and once the weather starts to warm up, you’ll want to be sure that your HVAC system is in top operating condition. The last thing you want is for your HVAC system to break down on a hot day. Much like getting your heating system inspected before it gets cold, the best time of year to schedule HVAC maintenance for Spring is before it starts to heat up. Here are seven tips to prepare your HVAC system for the coming Spring season.
Seven HVAC Spring Preparation Tips
1. Schedule Preventative Maintenance: One of the most common causes of HVAC issues is a lack of regular maintenance and upkeep. Professional maintenance improves your HVAC system’s performance, helps it last longer, and can save money as you can detect issues before they lead to expensive repairs.
2. Change Your Filters: Over time, your HVAC system’s filters become clogged with dust and dirt and also wear out. This reduces your HVAC system’s performance and also decreases your home’s indoor air quality. Knowing when to change home air filters is important, and you should do so once a season to ensure effective HVAC performance.
3. Clean Outdoor Units: If your HVAC unit is located outdoors, you will want to clean it regularly. Outdoor units can become clogged with levees, sticks, and other naturally occurring debris. You should clean any vents and also clear debris away from your HVAC unit’s coils.
4. Clean the Vents: Be sure to clean your vents to remove dust and other build-ups, such as pet dander. This improves overall airflow, improves efficacy, and keeps the air in your home clean by not having dust circulated throughout your home.
5. Use a Smart Thermostat: Smart thermostats allow you to control your home’s temperature more effectively, which makes your home more comfortable, saves money, and reduces HVAC overuse. With a smart thermostat, you can make adjustments as needed via your smartphone.
6. Properly Insulate: A lack of proper insulation can cause cold air to seep out of your home and hot air to come in. This results in your HVAC unit having to run longer to keep your home cool. Having your home properly insulated and drafts fixed reduces strain on your HVAC system and makes your home easier to keep comfortable.
7. Inspect Condensation Lines: Your HVAC’s condensation line is designed to drain and redirect moisture caused by condensation away from your HVAC unit. Damage to this line can lead to leaks and damage to your home, and your HVAC system will not work as expected.
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