Get Your HVAC Unit Ready for Spring
With spring right around the corner, it’s once again that time of the year where we need to prepare our HVAC for a new season. For most of us, simply opening up the windows is enough to balance the slight increase in temperature, but as it gets warmer and closer to summer, you’re going to notice that a simple breeze won’t be enough to keep your home cool. This is why it’s important to start paying attention to your HVAC system. That way, when the temperature does get hotter, you are well-prepared.
Thus, in this article, we’re going to offer a couple of simple tips on how you can get your HVAC ready for spring.
Clean Around Your HVAC Unit.
The last thing you want is dust blowing around in your home, so clean around your HVAC units to remove any loose dust before you turn on the system. This will also ensure that there are no obstructions which are preventing your HVAC unit from reaching its full potential in cooling your home.
Turn It On and Make Sure It’s Still Doing Its Job.
You may have used your HVAC system during the colder winter months, but it’s still a good idea to turn the system on to make sure that the air conditioning functions are still working correctly. Let it run for a while to see if it is cooling the home, and also try to look for any issues that could be a problem later, such as any sounds coming from your HVAC system or any funky smells. You don’t want to come across a hot day and notice that your HVAC isn’t working, so you are better prepared the earlier you test the unit.
Change the Filters and Clean the Ducts.
Next, you’ll want to perform some basic maintenance on your HVAC system. For starters, change the filters and clean the ducts. This will get rid of any funky smells and also prevent mold from growing in your HVAC system. New filters are available for purchase online, but if you’ve never had your ducts professionally cleaned or filters changed, contact A-1 Comfort Systems for additional information.
Call in the Experts for Maintenance and Repairs.
If your HVAC system simply doesn’t work, then it’s worth contacting experts like A-1 Comfort Systems to examine your HVAC system and locate any potential issues that need maintenance or repairs. This may require a bit of extra investment, especially if there are broken parts that require serious work in order to get your HVAC system operating correctly again. If you’re confident in your diagnostic and DIY abilities, then you can service your unit by yourself, but we strongly recommend against this if you have no experience.
If you’re still unsure if your HVAC is spring-ready, then don’t hesitate to contact us at A-1 Comfort Systems for more advice. Simply get in touch and we’d be happy to lend you a hand and help you prepare your HVAC system for spring so that it is working optimally for the season!