Spring is in the air, and while many of us are washing windows, preparing our garden beds, and managing our other spring cleaning tasks, it’s important to check items off your spring HVAC maintenance checklist, too.
Having a spring HVAC maintenance checklist that you work through every year not only helps ensure your system is prepped and ready for the summer heat, but it also helps your system run more efficiently for longer. Preventative maintenance is one of the best things you can do for your HVAC system, so here are some things to be sure you add to your spring HVAC maintenance checklist:
Changing your air filters regularly improves the air quality in your home and helps your HVAC system last longer and generally run better. Check your air filters in your HVAC system and be sure they’re clean. If not, it’s time to replace them.
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Clear Debris from External Units
Spring is the perfect time to clear out any leaves, sticks, dirt, and other debris collecting around your external units. Clearing these items away will help your unit vent better, helping it operate more efficiently in the long run.
Clean Air Vents and Ductwork
Having your air vents and ductwork cleaned at least once a year can significantly improve home air quality. If you or anyone living in your home has allergies, professional air vent and ductwork cleaning is a great way to reduce allergens and increase comfort.
Test Your Thermostat
Believe it or not, many heating and cooling issues are actually caused by a faulty thermostat, not a damaged HVAC system. Test your thermostat at the start of the spring season to make sure it’s displaying the correct temperature and responding to commands as it should.
Inspect Outdoor Unit for Leaks
Your entire HVAC system should be inspected at least once per year to identify potential performance issues, but it’s especially important to check your outdoor unit for leaks, dents, or any other damage that may have occurred during the winter.
Get a Preventative Maintenance Check from a Professional
Changing the air filters, clearing debris, and checking for any signs of damage are all great ways a homeowner can keep their HVAC system in shape. All of these tasks are necessary additions to your spring HVAC maintenance checklist, but it’s also a good idea to have your unit checked by a professional as the weather gets warmer.
Regular HVAC maintenance is what keeps your system running well and efficiently for the longest amount of time, and CroppMetcalfe’s preventative maintenance inspection does exactly that. During our check, we’ll look for everything from issues with electric strip heaters to malfunctions with your motors and everything in between.
Prevent HVAC Breakdowns Before They Happen
Finish off your spring HVAC maintenance checklist by scheduling a system inspection before the weather really starts to heat up. Call CroppMetcalfe’s HVAC experts at 1-888-318-4399 or schedule an appointment online today.