As the weather starts to warm up, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the season ahead. Regular maintenance can help prevent breakdowns and keep your system running efficiently. Follow this spring HVAC maintenance checklist to ensure your system is in top shape.
Change your air filter
One of the most important steps in maintaining your HVAC system is changing the air filter regularly. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder and potentially leading to breakdowns. Check your filter every month and replace it if it looks dirty or clogged. When allergens are high in the spring, keeping your air filter clean is imperative to improve indoor air quality.
Clean your outdoor unit
Spring is the perfect time to clean your outdoor HVAC unit. Over the winter, debris like leaves, twigs, and dirt can accumulate around the unit, blocking airflow and reducing efficiency. Use a garden hose to spray the unit and remove any debris gently. Be sure to turn off the power to the unit before cleaning and avoid using a pressure washer, which can damage the delicate fins. Contact a professional HVAC technician for repairs if you notice any damage or wear and tear.
Check your thermostat settings
As part of your spring HVAC maintenance checklist, check your thermostat settings. Make sure it’s set to the appropriate temperature for the season and that it’s functioning properly. If you have a programmable thermostat, take the time to adjust the settings to reflect your spring schedule. This can help you save money on energy bills and ensure your home stays comfortable all season. If you notice any issues with your thermostat, contact an HVAC professional for assistance.
Inspect your ductwork
Another essential item on your spring HVAC maintenance checklist is to inspect your ductwork. Over time, ducts can become clogged with dust, dirt, and other debris, which can reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system and even lead to poor indoor air quality. Use a flashlight to inspect your ducts for any signs of damage or blockages. If you notice any issues, contact an HVAC professional to clean or repair your ductwork. This can help improve the performance of your HVAC system and keep your home comfortable all season long.
Schedule a professional tune-up
One of the essential items on your spring HVAC maintenance checklist is to schedule a professional tune-up with our professional team of technicians. We can inspect your system, clean any dirty components, and make necessary repairs to ensure your HVAC system runs efficiently and effectively. This can help prevent breakdowns and extend the lifespan of your system, saving you money in the long run.
A&R Plumbing, Heating, and Air Are Here to Help!
Don’t wait until the heat of summer to schedule your tune-up – book it now to ensure your system is ready for the season ahead. We’re happy to share the wealth of knowledge we’ve attained in the many years of business we’ve conducted here in West Texas. Call A&R today. We’re ready for you.