While the Winter weather has stuck around longer that usual this year, we have actually been in the Spring season for a few weeks now. As the warmer weather approaches, it’s important homeowners remember to have Spring maintenance performed on their home’s air conditioning system. Many people clean the inside of their home during Spring cleaning. They should do the same for their air conditioning system. It is vital for homeowners to make sure to have Spring maintenance performed on their air conditioner before turning it on for the first time. Some maintenance can be performed by the homeowner, but other maintenance should be left to a professional. So, let’s look at what service you will need before starting your system for the first time.
Keep Your Unit Clear
Just like in the Winter when it is important to keep your system free of ice and snow, in the Spring you need to check to make sure your unit is free of any debris that has made its way onto your unit. Things like fallen sticks, leaves, and grass clippings can prevent your system from running properly. Clearing your air conditioner will help to make sure everything runs properly during the hot summer months.
Change Your Filter
The next step for Spring maintenance is a task a homeowner should be doing year round. One of the simplest things you can do is to regularly change your air filter. Ideally you should change your home’s air filter about once a month. This helps to make sure it doesn’t get clogged and cause extra wear on your home’s air conditioning system. It also ensures that your indoor air quality is at its peak in your home.
Schedule Regular Spring Maintenance
Finally, you should make sure you have a local, licensed HVAC company come out you your home and have your unit cleaned and inspected. Making sure to get a technician out twice a year (once in the Spring and once in the Fall) will help keep your unit running strong and catch minor issues before they become major problems. Scheduling service in early Spring is a great idea. This ensures you can get service before HVAC companies become extremely busy in the summer. Spring maintenance will give you piece of mind that once the heat hits, your home will be nice and cool.