With warmer weather arriving soon, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system is ready. Taking these steps now will help ensure that you’ll be able to use your HVAC system to keep your home cool when it gets hot out. Keep the following HVAC tips for spring in mind.
Change the Air Filter
Having clean air filters helps lower the amount of wear and tear your HVAC system experiences. If you haven’t changed these filters in awhile, you should plan to replace them this spring. Air filters collect dust and other debris, which can clog them up over time. When this happens, the indoor air quality in your home becomes poorer, and your HVAC system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Make sure you replace your air filter at least every few months if they get dirtier faster. Setting regular reminders is a good idea.
Clean Up Around the Outdoor Unit
Your outdoor HVAC unit should have a minimum of 2 feet of space on all sides without any obstructions. This helps air flow through the unit, allowing your HVAC system to run properly and efficiently. Weeds, branches, and other debris can build up around outdoor HVAC units all winter long. As spring arrives, you should take time to clean up around this unit on every side. In addition to making getting rid of debris one of the HVAC tips for spring you follow, you should trim branches that are growing too close to your outdoor unit.
Schedule Professional HVAC Maintenance
While you can take care of some of these HVAC tips for spring on your own, you should have a professional HVAC technician do thorough maintenance on your system to get ready for the warm season. This typically involves checking for damage or other problems that should be fixed now, as well as making sure that all parts of your HVAC system are clean and in good condition. Routine HVAC maintenance can keep your HVAC system running efficiently all season long.
If you need more HVAC tips for spring or if you’re ready to schedule maintenance at your Dayton home, please contact Detmer and Sons.