As the weather starts to heat up, you’ll want to ensure your HVAC system is ready for summer. After all, a well-maintained unit will save you money on energy costs and help keep your home comfortable.
Fortunately, getting your HVAC unit ready for spring doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Working with reputable AC services is crucial to keep your unit efficient and functional this spring.
Here are some things you need to focus on when getting your HVAC unit ready for spring.
Clean Dirt and Debris From Your Unit
One important step to prepare your HVAC unit for the spring is to clean dirt and debris from the unit. This can help maintain efficient airflow and prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, and pollen that can reduce air quality in your home. To ensure a proper cleaning job, it’s best to consult with a professional HVAC service.
Replace Air Filters
Another important step is to replace your unit’s air filters. This helps keep the air clean and prevents dust buildup, which can lead to respiratory issues. Before replacing your filter, consult with an HVAC technician to ensure you’re using the right kind of filter for your unit.
Check Refrigerant Levels
Before running your HVAC unit this spring, it’s important to check the refrigerant levels. Low levels can lead to poor performance and higher energy bills. To ensure your unit is functioning properly, contact an AC service to check your refrigerant levels.
Inspect the unit for damage
You should also inspect your HVAC unit for any signs of damage or wear and tear. This can help prevent expensive repairs in the future. If you notice any issues, contact a certified AC service to have them properly addressed before running your unit for the season.
Inspect Your Air Ducts
Inspecting the ducts for damage should be essential to your HVAC unit’s pre-spring maintenance. Ducts are responsible for carrying air throughout the home, and when they’re damaged, it can lead to poor indoor air quality and higher energy costs.
Often, damage to ducts is not visible and requires a professional inspection to identify. If you’re unsure how to inspect your ductwork, contact an experienced AC service for help. They will be able to assess the condition of your ducts and make necessary repairs or replacements as needed.
Be Sure To Test Your Thermostat
Testing your thermostat settings is an important part of preparing your HVAC unit for spring. Doing so will ensure that the system is running efficiently and you’re not wasting energy by unnecessarily heating or cooling your home.
Testing the thermostat settings should include setting the temperature to a comfortable level, checking the fan speed setting, and ensuring the thermostat is set to the appropriate heating and cooling mode.
Preventative maintenance is the key to a healthy and efficient HVAC unit this spring. By following these tips, you’ll be able to ensure that your system runs smoothly throughout the summer months without any significant issues or repair costs.
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