Spring is approaching and with the new season always comes spring cleaning. If you’re a homeowner, you might think of spring cleaning as decluttering your home and reorganizing your closet to put the winter clothes away and bring the spring wardrobe out, but there’s also some things you should be crossing off your checklist in terms of your HVAC system.
As the weather gets warmer, you won’t be relying on your heat as much as you were during the winter. So, before you turn your air conditioning on for spring and summer, make sure you cross these to-dos off your list.
Replace the Filter
Over time, your HVAC system’s filter becomes clogged with dirt, dust, and other debris that will eventually make its way into your home’s air if not replaced regularly. Everyone knows that the spring season is notorious for allergies, and leaving your AC filter unreplaced can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. Here’s the golden rule: always check your air filters every 30 days and make sure you change them at least every 90 days. Keeping up with this habit will ensure fresh indoor air quality at all times.
Pro tip: Before heading to your local home improvement store to buy a new filter, make sure you check your current filter for the correct sizing.
Check Your Vents
Did you do some furniture rearranging during the winter and possibly block one of your vents with your couch? As part of your spring cleaning checklist, go around your house and check all of your vents to make sure they aren’t filled with dust or blocked by any furniture. Ensuring air can pass freely through your vents will have your home feeling evenly cooled down in all rooms and can also keep your energy bill from spiking.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
The winter weather most likely brought some leaves and dirt that eventually accumulated around your outdoor unit. Allowing your outdoor unit to become filled with debris will only negatively impact the airflow into your home, so make sure you go outside before your AC is turned on in full force to clear the leaves and other debris. A good rule to stick by is making sure there is 1 to 2 feet of space around the unit with nothing blocking it to ensure maximum performance.
Test Your System
It’s always best to test your AC system so that no surprises are thrown at you when you need it most. Make sure everything is running properly, you don’t hear any strange noises, or smell any foul odors. If the rooms in your house don’t seem to be cooling evenly, check your thermostat to make sure it’s set correctly. Once you’ve confirmed your thermostat is set correctly and you’re still noticing issues, that’s when A-Anderson A/C Electric & Heating Company can help.
Schedule Seasonal Maintenance
As HVAC professionals, A-Anderson A/C Electric & Heating Company can’t stress enough how important it is to schedule seasonal HVAC maintenance. Not only does regular maintenance prolong the life of your system, but our maintenance check ups will allow us to catch any issues and repair them in advance of when your AC will be needed the most. Make sure you schedule your seasonal maintenance appointment with us to ensure your HVAC system is operating at its maximum efficiency this season.
At A-Anderson A/C Electric & Heating Company, we prioritize the comfort of our customers in their homes, no matter what season it is. If you’re in need of AC repairs or maintenance, give us a call at (972) 833-8832 to speak with one of our team members or fill out our online contact form to schedule your service.