5 Easy Ways to Ensure Your HVAC Unit is Ready for Spring
As you start to feel the warmth come back into the air after a long winter, it's time to prepare for the upcoming spring. As a homeowner, this preparation should involve prepping your HVAC system to take on its long springtime run. We will go over five easy ways to help ensure your cooling system runs at peak efficiency when you need it the most.
Replace Its Air Filter
Your HVAC system has an air filter responsible for trapping unwanted airborne particles and enhancing the air quality inside your home. The first maintenance task on your listing should be replacing your existing filter with a fresh one to start the spring season. Investing in a fiberglass or pleated air filter will work adequately for any home. If you or a loved one has severe allergies or respiratory conditions, invest in a filter with a very high MERV rating, as it will filter out even more airborne particles.
Clean Vents and Registers
If you have a centralized cooling system throughout your home, various vents and registers help to circulate the air. Now is the time to go ahead and clean all of those vents and registers. If you can physically remove the vents, try to clean up the ductwork behind them as best as possible before reinserting the vents.
Clean Your Outdoor Unit
Your outdoor condenser unit must be free of debris and shrubbery to work efficiently. Do yourself a favor and clean up around the outside of your unit, removing any leaves or debris near it. Be sure to trim back any vegetation within three feet of the unit, as it could affect the airflow for your system to work adequately.
Program Your Thermostat Settings
If you have a programmable thermostat, it's time to go ahead and put in your settings for the upcoming warmer season. Make sure you switch your thermostat from heating mode to cooling mode. For optimal energy usage, you'll want to set the temperature to be higher at times when you're going to be away from home and don't need air conditioning.
Schedule Professional Maintenance Service
The last thing you want to do to prepare an HVAC system for the upcoming spring is schedule a professional maintenance service. Licensed professionals will be able to deep clean your system and inspect and repair any issues with it. The sooner you can have your system serviced by a licensed professional, the sooner you can be alerted of any potential problems. This will give you adequate time to address them before you must rely on your air conditioning system daily.
Call Us Today
If it's time to schedule your springtime HVAC maintenance or you're having a problem with your system, then it's time to contact us at Command Service Center. Let our helpful HVAC technicians assist you with your heating and cooling needs.