Taking care of your HVAC unit in the spring is an important part of home maintenance. By doing so, you will help it last a long time and work efficiently. These are the steps to follow to keep your home comfortable throughout the summer.
Clean Dirt and Debris
Leaves, branches, dirt and other debris can accumulate on your HVAC unit during the winter. You should remove this debris as it can interfere with the HVAC unit’s operation. Doing this can also save you money on your energy bills as debris can block airflow and make your HVAC unit work harder than it should.
Change Air Filters
Dirty air filters block airflow and decrease the air quality in your home. You should replace or clean the filters in the spring and then inspect them throughout the summer. Replace or clean them when they appear dirty or every few months.
If you have a programmable thermostat, reset it to its cooler settings. Adjust the schedule to better fit your summer hours.
Test Your HVAC Unit
Turn your HVAC unit on for 30 minutes to test it. Listen for any strange sounds and check for bad smells. Also, make sure there aren’t any sparks or other odd things going on that indicate something needs to be fixed.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
Call an HVAC company to perform preventative maintenance on your HVAC unit in the spring. These companies aren’t as busy as they are in the summer, so it’s the best time to schedule. It will also ensure your HVAC unit will operate at its best when most needed.
Anderson Heating & Cooling in Oregon City, OR can help you with preventative maintenance on your HVAC unit. We’re also the team to call for installation and repairs. Other products and services we provide include indoor air quality, water heaters, ductwork, ductless systems, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and smart thermostats. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you.