Properly maintaining your air conditioning unit is one of the best ways to maximize the lifespan of your cooling unit while also ensuring that your unit is as energy-efficient as possible. Most heating and cooling professionals recommend that you perform spring HVAC maintenance. This is because it helps to get your air conditioning ready for the upcoming summer months after sitting idle during the winter months. Here are a few spring maintenance tips you can perform to get your unit ready for summer.
Change Your Air Filter
One of the best things that you can do to prepare your HVAC unit for warmer temperatures is to replace your air filter. The air filter in your air conditioning unit is typically located in the blower compartment or the return air duct area. If the filter is dirty, it may not be able to filter dirt, dust, pollen or dander out of the air. On top of this, your unit may have to work harder to pull air through the dirty filter, which wastes energy.
Clear Debris Away From the Air Conditioning Unit
Another important thing you can do in the spring to prepare your HVAC unit for summer is to clear debris away from the air conditioning unit. One of the top air conditioning tips is to ensure that your unit has at least three feet of clean space around every side of the unit. Grass, shrubs and trees should all be trimmed back to allow air to properly flow in and out of your air conditioning unit. People let their yardwork go during the winter months, so cleaning around your unit in the spring is important.
Test Your Thermostat and Air Conditioning Unit
Prior to summer hitting, you should always take the time to test your thermostat and air conditioning unit. Ensure both your thermostat and air conditioning unit work. If one, or both, do not work, this gives you time to replace them before hot temperatures hit. It is better to test these elements out compared to finding out one or both do not work on the first day temperatures soar.
Hire a Professional for an HVAC Cleaning and Maintenance Appointment
Hire a professional HVAC contractor to clean and maintain your HVAC unit prior to summer. A professional can inspect your unit, including belts and hoses, oil all of the moving parts, clean residue and debris from drain lines and coils, and test your refrigerant pressure and levels. This cleaning and maintenance appointment is the best way to ensure your unit is ready for a long, hot summer.
Spring is here, and before you know it, the temperatures will rise and summer will arrive. The winter months can be rough on your air conditioning unit, so spring is the perfect time to get your HVAC unit ready for the summer. If you are looking to schedule spring HVAC maintenance, JMB A/C & Heating LLC is here to help. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
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