5 Simple Steps to Ensure Your HVAC Unit is Ready This Spring
After the long winter season, many of us are ready for spring. However, it won't be long before the spring weather gets too hot, and you'll need to use your air conditioning system. As the spring season approaches, it's time to prepare your air conditioning system for warmer weather with these five necessary preparation tasks.
Get Professional Service
It would be best to get on the schedule with your HVAC professional. You want them to come out and perform maintenance on your air conditioning system as early as possible before the summer rush. Part of this maintenance is checking over the entire system and alerting you of any potential problems so that they can be addressed before you need to use your system consistently.
Install a New Air Filter
With the change of season, you need to be changing out the air filter on your HVAC system. If you have severe allergies, consider upgrading to a HEPA air filter. This type of air filter will help remove even more airborne particles from the inside of your home to help diminish the number of allergy flare-ups you deal with throughout the spring season.
Prep Your Outdoor Unit
Next on your list should be to prep your outdoor compressor unit. Over the winter season, it's common for leaves, twigs, and other debris to make their way up against your unit or even inside of it. Go ahead and clean out your unit and remove all the debris near it. You want to have a good three-foot radius of open space surrounding your unit to allow for adequate airflow so that it works optimally.
Clean Vents and Registers
If you have a centralized air conditioning unit, you will have various vents and registers throughout your rooms. You want to take some time and clean out each of those vents. If you can physically remove the vent, then go ahead and soak it in water and scrub it.
Just make sure that you dry it thoroughly before you reinstall it. Additionally, make sure that no objects, like furniture, block any of your vents or registers, as this could affect your cooling system's ability to adequately cool your home in the summer.
Program Your Thermostat
The last thing on your list should be to program your thermostat for optimal energy efficiency. This means switching it from heating mode to cooling mode. It also means setting specific temperatures for different times of the day depending on whether or not someone's home. By setting the temperature higher when you're not at home, you can save yourself money on your cooling bills.
Call Us Today
If it's time to schedule your springtime air conditioning maintenance, then it's time to contact us at Master Mechanical. Our helpful HVAC technicians will be more than happy to assist you with your heating and cooling needs.