HVAC To-Do List for Spring 2021
Despite Spring being the milder of all three seasons, it can still get frigid in the early months of March and April. That's why owning and using an HVAC unit is imperative. It maintains comfortable temperatures throughout the home until the sun comes out for longer each day.
Before Spring, there are things you should do to prepare your HVAC unit for the season. To help prepare you for the task, we've provided a checklist of to-dos to follow that speeds up the process and ensures that you don't miss any important detail.
Remove Dirt and Debris from the Coils Outdoors
It's essential to routinely check the outdoor unit for dirt and debris because it can cause the HVAC unit to work harder than necessary. An accumulation of build-up can prevent the coils from doing their job. A simple scrub with a soft bristle brush can improve efficiency quickly. A can of compressed air also helps remove caked-on grime easily.
Change the Air Filter Indoors
An air filter's role is to remove impurities to improve your indoor air quality. Over time, the filter becomes so dirty that it no longer is efficient. Replacing the air filter indoors is highly recommended because it makes it easier to stream clean air into the home. If you have pets or live with a person with allergies, you'll need to change the filter more frequently than people who don't live in similar circumstances.
Clean the Vents and Return Grills
Dust builds up on vents and return grills, preventing the air from flowing freely around a room. It's an area of the residence that people seldom think about when cleaning, but it does make a difference in the level of output achieved from the HVAC system. Routinely dusting various areas of the home that have vents, return grills, and grates will help you achieve the ideal temperature to keep you comfortable.
Test the HVAC Unit to Ensure That It's Working Well
Turning on the HVAC unit at various times throughout the day helps identify potential problems with it. If you notice it not getting to temp on the thermostat, leaking, or making strange noises, it's time to contact an HVAC service technician right away. Also, if you notice a strong odor that doesn't dissipate quickly, it could be an indicator that something is wrong with the unit internally.
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Get the information that you need to keep your HVAC unit in excellent working order each season. Having our HVAC professionals service your unit routinely ensures that you'll encounter fewer issues with the heater, ventilation system, and air conditioner overall. Call us today to schedule a time to have your HVAC system looked at and prepared for Spring.