Spring HVAC maintenance is essential to keep your home clean and comfortable throughout the year. Mid-seasons are also the best time to take care of your HVAC system. When you switch off your furnace after long months of operation and turn on the air conditioning for summer, some maintenance is important.
This will ensure that your HVAC system works at its peak efficiency during summer and that there are no unexpected breakdowns. Here are some simple spring Spring HVAC maintenance for you
6 Spring HVAC maintenance tips
Remove debris from the outdoor unit
During the fall and winter months, debris may build up around the external unit. The vegetation and debris might also get blown into or against the outdoor coil. Cleaning up around the external unit is an important part of Spring HVAC maintenance.
Rake away leaves, twigs, and other debris that have accumulated in the area around the unit. If you see a lot of dust in the coils, you can wash them off using a garden hose. When doing so, make sure you do not splash water on the electrical panels.
Change the air filter
One of the best Spring HVAC maintenance is that a homeowner should change the air filter to get the best performance from their HVAC system. It is easy to do and can greatly impact HVAC efficiency. A clean air filter can improve air quality in your home and reduce energy consumption because, with older air filters, the HVAC system must work harder and consume more energy.
When replacing your air filters, we recommend upgrading the filter to a high-efficiency pleated filter. These filters work much better than the standard filters and can attract bacteria and dust particles and trap them inside the filter.
Get the ducts cleaned.
Professional duct cleaning can greatly enhance indoor air quality and improve HVAC efficiency. Before you turn on your air conditioning in summer, it is a good idea to have the ducts cleaned. This will help get rid of the mold, dust, and other allergens that accumulate over the winter.
During duct cleaning, the professionals will also be able to identify any cracks, holes, and leaky joints in the ductwork which need to be repaired. Depending on the place you live and the quality of air, you might need professional duct cleaning every 2-5 years.
Clear the drainage hole.
Some air conditioners have a drainage hole located underneath the condenser coils to empty the condensate. The drain hole must be kept clear for the air conditioner to work properly. If the hole is tiny so you would need a thin piece of wire to clear it out.
Test your air conditioner.
Before the peak summer arrives, you should turn your air conditioner on and run it for a while. A test run is important to ensure that everything is working fine. You can tell if anything is wrong with the unit. You will have time to have the unit repaired before the summer.
Schedule a maintenance service.
The best thing you can do for your HVAC system is to schedule a professional tune-up service. Over time, many parts of your HVAC system can become dirty or wear out. It might not be possible for you to thoroughly clean it or identify parts that need repair or replacement.
Your HVAC professional will be able to take a more detailed look at the system and identify potential problems you may have otherwise missed.
Spring HVAC maintenance is essential for keeping your system running efficiently and effectively as the weather starts to warm up.
Schedule your annual HVAC tune-up today to ensure your home stays comfortable and your energy bills stay low. Get in touch with us to know more about our service and maintenance plans.