Spring is the perfect time to prepare your cooling system for the warmer months of summer. Now, there is no reason to wait until your HVAC system breaks down before you call in the experts. It is always better and cheaper to maintain than to repair.
When you proactively maintain your HVAC system, there are many advantages that come with it. As mentioned above, it prevents costly repairs from occurring. Also, your HVAC equipment will perform more efficiently, reducing energy costs. In addition, since your system can operate more effectively, you will feel more comfortable. You will also notice that a system that receives proper maintenance can improve your indoor air quality.
HVAC Spring Maintenance Tips For Improved Comfort & Efficiency
- 1 HVAC Spring Maintenance Tips For Improved Comfort & Efficiency
- 1.1 Check & Replace Your HVAC Air Filter
- 1.2 Think About Upgrading Your Thermostat This Spring
- 1.3 Clean Around The Outdoor HVAC Condenser
- 1.4 Clean Floor Registers Or Air Vents
- 1.5 Schedule A Professional Spring Air Conditioning Tune-Up
- 1.6 Consider A Spring Duct Cleaning Service
- 1.7 Make Sure Your Ducts Are Correctly Sealed
- 1.8 Final Word
Below are some HVAC tips to keep your home cool and comfortable through the spring and summer.
Check & Replace Your HVAC Air Filter
If your air filter is in good working condition, your HVAC system will work efficiently, and your energy bills will be lower. A good air filter ensures that you have great indoor air quality. Ideally, you should check your air filter every month. Change it when it is dirty. The frequency of an air filter replacement is different for every home, depending on factors such as pets, location, and more. Therefore, start the season off right by replacing your air filter in the spring.
Think About Upgrading Your Thermostat This Spring
Your thermostat has been on the “HEAT” mode throughout the winter. Now, it is spring, so it is time to switch the thermostat to the “COOL” mode. Apart from just changing your thermostat settings, it pays to invest in a smart or programmable thermostat. A smart thermostat has self-correcting features that can help you slash your energy costs.
Clean Around The Outdoor HVAC Condenser
It pays to give your outdoor unit a bit of space. It helps with the airflow that it requires to function correctly. Do not plant flowers and trees very close to your outdoor unit because vegetation around the unit could hamper airflow. Again, you should clean the area around the unit to ensure there is no trash, branches, or other debris around your condenser unit. If the area around your outdoor unit is clean, your HVAC unit will work efficiently.
Clean Floor Registers Or Air Vents
It is a smart idea to call in an expert to give your HVAC system professional cleaning. Both manufacturers and all HVAC experts recommend an annual AC tune-up. However, you can clean the floor registers or air vents on your own. Dust, pet hair and other debris might find their way into your registers. Just remove the vent from the floor carefully and put the vent grill in warm soapy water. Use a soft brush or a sponge to clean all the dirt inside the vent. You should ensure that the vent grill is completely dry before you reinstall it.
Schedule A Professional Spring Air Conditioning Tune-Up
Spring is the perfect time to schedule a tune-up for your HVAC system. Get in touch with a competent and experienced HVAC technician in your area to carry out the tune-up for you. A genuinely committed technician will spend 60-90 minutes on a professional tune-up. This tune-up is essential because the HVAC expert will use their trained eye to find any problems. By addressing any issues early, you can deal with them before they get serious. Also, a tune-up clean and lubricates your system so that it performs efficiently, reducing your AC costs. Furthermore, a tune-up ensures that your system can reliably keep you comfortable, even when the temperatures soar.
Consider A Spring Duct Cleaning Service
If you want to enjoy excellent indoor air quality in your home, you should get an expert to carry out a duct cleaning. First, the technician tests your ducts and looks out for problems like dirt and air-tightness. If the expert determines that your ducts require cleaning, the next step is to carry out elaborate duct cleaning immediately. Duct cleaning is a smart idea because it improves indoor air quality and improves HVAC efficiency.
Make Sure Your Ducts Are Correctly Sealed
In many homes, approximately 25% of the cooled air escapes through gaps and cracks in the ductwork. Ductwork leakage is a massive waste of cooled air, and it means you are not getting optimum value for your money. You can cut out this waste by sealing and insulating ducts. Professional duct sealing improves efficiency and lowers your energy bills.
Spring is the perfect time to prepare your HVAC system for the warm summer months. Try out the tips above, and they will help you improve your comfort and lower your energy bills. Also, they will keep repairs at bay and promote a long lifespan for your air conditioner.
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