Here are some simple spring HVAC maintenance tips to keep your system working at peak performance.
As spring approaches and temperatures rise, your furnace will become less active and your air conditioner will take on the responsibility of keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.
When your air conditioner isn’t functioning properly, however, it may not be able to keep your home cool, or it may consume more energy than it should.
Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips
1. Clean around the thermostat.
If the thermostat is clogged or obstructed by dirt and dust, it won’t be able to read the current temperature in your home accurately.
Make sure that your thermostat is clean before the spring arrives so that your air conditioner won’t work any harder than it needs to in order to cool your home.
2. Change the filter.
A dirty filter will increase your heating and cooling system’s energy consumption, which raises your monthly utility bills.
Make sure you have a clean filter before spring arrives, and check the filter at regular intervals to ensure that it remains clean.
3. Clean the compressor.
Your air conditioner’s condenser has been outside throughout the harsh fall and winter season.
Even if you covered it, it may have still collected debris and leaves.
Use a shop vacuum to remove debris from this component.
It’s also important to prune any nearby plants that may obstruct the unit and interfere with its ability to function.
4. Check the drainage hole.
Most air conditioners have a drainage hole that can be found under the evaporator fins. This hole must be kept clear in order for the unit to function properly. Make sure this hole is not clogged before you begin running your air conditioner in spring or summer.
5. Call a professional for an inspection.
One of the best ways to ensure that your HVAC system is ready for spring and summer is to call Beckwith Heating & Cooling to schedule an inspection of the system.
During this inspection, we will check all of the components of your heating and cooling system for cleanliness and proper function.
Our experienced technicians will also check the unit’s refrigerant to make sure that there aren’t any leaks.
If any issues are found, our HVAC professionals will recommend the proper maintenance or repairs.
6. Complete any maintenance tasks or repairs recommended.
If our technician discovers problems during the inspection, be sure to complete any recommended maintenance or repairs as soon as possible. Addressing the issue immediately ensures that your unit will be functioning properly when the warmer months arrive.
Our heating and cooling maintenance program are designed to save you money and avoid emergency calls.
Dealing with air conditioner problems during late winter or early spring is also more convenient, as we are less busy during this time.
However, if you fail to address a serious issue, your air conditioner may break down in the middle of summer, when it is much more difficult to schedule an air conditioning repair call.
Are you ready to schedule an inspection and/or preventative maintenance to get your HVAC system ready for spring?
We have a $25 off coupon for your spring HVAC maintenance.
Contact us today at 330-923-1333 to make an appointment.
Beckwith Heating & Cooling
535 Wellington Ave
Akron, OH 44305