As spring starts to draw near and warmer days are on the horizon, it’s time to think about getting your HVAC system ready for spring.
Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to make sure when you turn on the AC for the first time later this year that lovely cooling air flows through your home.
A little preventative maintenance on your part and a visit from a professional will keep things running smoothly and save you money.
Here’s a list of five of the most crucial steps to take this winter to get your HVAC system ready for spring.
Read on to learn more!
1. Change Your Filters
The easiest thing you can do to get your HVAC system ready for spring is to change out the filters. Changing the filters means that you are no longer circulating air through the accumulated dust and dirt that gets trapped in them.
New, clean filters let your HVAC system function better. They also provide you cleaner air in your home.
2. Clean the Outside Units
Over the winter, your external HVAC units will get dirty. Grime, dead leaves, and other bits and pieces can cause the coils in those units to work less efficiently or not at all.
Take a look at the units and clean them off as much as you can. This will help get your HVAC system ready for spring and working as effectively as possible.
3. Clean Vents and Registers Inside
Clean all your interior vents and registers as part of your efforts to get your HVAC system ready for spring. Hair, dust, pet dander, and more will accumulate in these areas over the winter. Clearing these airways helps the system work better and ensure that you have cool air all summer.
4. Run Your Air Conditioning
A test run before the spring is one of the best ways to get your HVAC system ready for spring. Wait for a warmer day in late winter and pick the warmest part of the day. Turn on the air conditioning and let it run for a while.
Pay attention while the AC is running. You want to listen for strange sounds. Also, check to see if the air in your home is getting cooler.
Are there any strange smells? Is each vent pushing out cool air? Make a note of anything that doesn’t seem quite right so you can discuss it with a pro when you have your maintenance visit done.
5. Schedule a Maintenance Visit
While there are many things you can do yourself to help get your HVAC system ready for spring, it’s well worth it to get a full HVAC maintenance visit scheduled with a professional.
If you’ve done your AC test you can tell the pro what you noticed. They will check the whole system to make sure there are no hidden issues that will kick in right when you first need to cool your home this spring.
Get Your HVAC System Ready for Spring
These five simple tips will help you get your HVAC system ready for spring. You can run through the first four by yourself with no trouble at all. Make sure to schedule a pro to do a maintenance check as they will check things you can’t.
Clean things up inside and outside. Change the filters and do a test run of the AC. Then get the pro in!
To learn more about our maintenance checks or anything else to do with your HVAC system give us a call today. We want your HVAC system to work as well as it can.