Tips to get your Air Conditioner ready for Spring
For many of us, the spring is the time to open the doors and windows and let the fresh air in. But lately, the weather has not cooperated. Spring weather is right around the corner! However, it doesn’t mean you should completely ignore your system and forget about it. In fact, this is the time you want to pay it great attention so it’s ready to go when you need it the most. To get your HVAC system ready for the spring, here are some maintenance tips you could consider.
Turn On Your System
The simplest thing you can do is turn on your system to ensure it’s working correctly, especially the air conditioning as you’ll be moving into the cooling season. Pick a time when the temperature outside is above 55 degrees and turn the air on for a while and ensure it’s cooling the house. You wouldn’t want to run into a day that’s uncomfortably hot and not have the air conditioning working.
Clean Around the Unit
Debris, dust, leaves, and other items around the unit may be a potential problem for you in the future when it comes time to consistently use your HVAC. There may be an issue in which your air conditioner is not reaching the desired temperature and when it does, it doesn’t maintain the comfort levels. This could mean that something is causing the system to work harder than it needs to.
Check the Proper Components
Ensure that the unit has proper refrigerant levels and the openings are not restricted. Check the fan motor and blades for wear. Other items that may need to be checked are the compressor, tubing, control box, and hoses. These are some of the areas where common problems occur so you want to be sure they’re good to go. This step is best left to the professionals. Unless you are extremely handy.
Clean Your Ducts and Change Your Filters
Dirty ducts and filters not only restrict air flow, but they could also lead to the growth of mold. Ensure you have a proper duct cleaning and replace your older filters. This will allow the cooling air to flow through more smoothly, also preventing increased utility bills from systems working too hard.
Repair Any Issues
One of the best things about performing routine maintenance is you get to uncover any problems your unit may have prior to needing it. Nobody wants to run into an issue the moment they need to use their air conditioning or heating. Maintenance allows you to identify problems and get them fixed before any heat waves come in and make it uncomfortable.
The Team at Premier Home Services can help you make sure your HVAC system is working right. We can recommend a maintenance schedule that fits you, as well as any services you may need.