Spring checklist for your HVAC system

During spring, you don’t usually have to rely on your HVAC system as much since you can open the windows and enjoy the cool breeze. Thus, it’s an excellent time to cool off your system, inspect it, and carry out a few maintenance tasks. This will ensure that your HVAC system is running smoothly and you can dive headfirst into the summer season with no worries.

Here’s what needs to be done:

Check the Cooling System’s Refrigerant Levels
The temperatures will spike up, as the summer gets closer. Thus, it’s crucial to ensure that your HVAC has the correct levels of refrigerant to cool your home efficiently.

Verify Electrical Connections
Faulty electric connections not only make the operation of your system unsafe but also lessen the lifespan of the system components. It’s thus vital that you check the wiring before your HVAC starts running

Change Your Air Filters
Over time, dust and dirt build up on the filters and result in insufficient air circulation. For ultimate effectiveness, replace the filters every month.

Clean the Outdoor Unit
Usually, winter storms leave debris around your outdoor unit that you should use a garden hose to wash gently, the outdoor components.

Upgrade the Thermostat
You can install a programmable thermostat to increase comfort and save energy. You simply need to program it to return your desired temperatures right, before you get back home.

Schedule a Tune-Up
Ensure that you have a preventive maintenance carried out by a qualified HVAC technician every spring. The technician has the knowledge and experience to detect HVAC issues early and offer the necessary solutions.

 

A spring HVAC inspection can help keep your system running efficiently through the hot season ahead. Proper maintenance will boost your comfort, keep utility bills down, and prolong the lifespan of your unit.

 

If you're having issues with your HVAC system, contact Heaney Plumbing & Heating for all your heating and plumbing repair needs!

 

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