Preparing Your HVAC System Maintenance Checklist for Spring
Spring is in the air and the time to prepare your HVAC system for the coming months of the spring season. However, many homeowners have not put getting their HVAC system ready for Spring at the top of their priority list.
The season of spring is full of warmth, flowers and Easter but also brings pollen and other allergens. If you typically have allergies during this season, then you know exactly what I am talking about. When Airborne allergens get on top of dirty air ducts, it can make for a sick and drowsy household.
This is the time to schedule a professional air conditioning tune-up to increase energy efficiency and lower utility bills. You are also guaranteed a greater efficiency and a healthier environment simply by having your HVAC cleaned, checked and maintained regularly.
To ensure your HVAC system is prepared for spring, here is a maintenance checklist created just for you.
Air filters are key to maintaining healthy indoor air quality. If the air filter is dirty, the air is dirty. Additionally, if the air filter is dirty, then it is harder for your air conditioner to do its job; resulting in poor airflow, more wear and tear, and higher energy costs.
Use the change in seasons as an opportunity to change out the air filter. Air filters should be replaced according to need and use, approximately every 30 to 90 days. Make it a habit of inspecting the air filter every month and wait no longer than 3 months to replace it.
In the interest of easier breathing and better indoor air quality, we recommend scheduling a professional duct cleaning. During a professional tune-up, an HVAC technician can inform you on the state of your air ducts. We also suggest speaking with a professional about testing your air ducts for cleanliness and air-tightness.
In addition to keeping your HVAC and duct system cleaner, professional duct sealing also improves efficiency and lowers energy bills. Our signature……… ensures your ducts remain clean and well-sealed. Don’t let precious conditioned air escape out of gaps and cracks in your ductwork.
Clean Around the Unit
Do you ever pay attention to your outdoor unit? Every once in awhile, it needs to be checked up on. It’s possible that over the winter months, overgrown foliage, trash or other debris could have found its way around the condenser unit. Keep the area around the unit clear to prevent any issues. There should be a minimum 2-foot clearance around the entire unit. Be careful when planting around your HVAC unit—think about how large your plants will grow. A clean and clear unit is essential for maintaining high efficiency levels and reliability. HVAC technicians also appreciate the clear path.
When clearing the area around your unit, you may possibly notice a pest that has found its way inside. Turn the system off and contact an HVAC technician right away if you suspect that an animal could be in your unit.
Indoors, make sure there is nothing located near the vents, registers, or indoor air handler. The key is to keep the air flowing as free as possible around your HVAC system.
Your thermostat has been set to “HEAT” for months now. When spring comes, be sure to switch over to the cooling option. Easily control the temperature of your space whether it’s day or night, whether you’re headed to work or headed to bed. Smart thermostats offer energy savings by learning your unique schedule, self-correcting, and providing energy tips and reports.
Schedule a Spring Tune-Up
Bi-annual maintenance by a professional HVAC technician at Pharo Heating is vital to the performance and longevity of your system. Contact us today to schedule your spring air conditioning tune-up right away! We look forward to your call!
Pharo Heating & Cooling is a full-service HVAC contractor in Madison. Our team provides top quality service for new construction and replacement furnace and air conditioner needs. For more information about annual furnace inspection or concerns, give us a call at 608-849-5410 or submit a contact form through our website.