Seasonal maintenance of your HVAC system (typically in the fall for your heating system and in the spring for your cooling system) is a great way to prevent expensive repairs, troubleshoot, and make sure your entire HVAC system functions as efficiently as possible. By taking a few easy steps this spring, you can get your HVAC system primed and ready to cool your home all summer. Here are three great ways to prepare your HVAC system for spring:
Schedule an Annual Maintenance Appointment
Instead of waiting until something goes wrong and your HVAC system stops working, it's a great idea to schedule an annual maintenance appointment and inspection each spring. This allows your HVAC company to inspect your air conditioning system, seals or other parts that come loose over time, troubleshoot the various components to make sure everything is working as efficiently as possible, and clean the inner parts of your AC to remove debris and dust.
If anything is wearing out or not functioning properly, your HVAC professional will be able to identify the issue and make a repair before it turns into a more expensive problem.
Change Your AC Filter
Depending on the model of your AC (check your owner's manual to be sure), you most likely need to change your air conditioning filter before using your AC this summer, and change it again periodically throughout the months when your AC is in use. Most air conditioning filters are very inexpensive, readily available at home improvement stores or online, and very easy to change, so there is really no reason to skip this important task.
A clean filter helps your AC work more efficiently (since it doesn't have to pump air past dust and debris in a dirty filter), which means a more comfortable home and potentially lower electricity bills. Changing your AC filters can also help improve your indoor air quality, which is especially important if you or anyone in your family has allergies or asthma.
Pay Some Attention to Your Outdoor AC Unit
The outside unit of your air conditioning system can also use some love this spring. Spend a little time removing branches and other debris that accumulate on top of or around your outdoor AC unit. Then, while the AC is turned off and not connected to power, hose off any dust and dirt. A clean outdoor AC unit helps your HVAC system work more efficiently.
By following these simple steps, you will ensure that when the temperatures rise your HVAC system is prepared to keep your home comfortable without wasting energy. For more information, talk to a professional like Action Appliance Services.Share
9 March 2017
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