Now that spring is here, it is time to dust off the grime, start your heavy-duty cleanup, and prepare for summer. Don’t forget to include your HVAC system in the things you have to clean up this season. Here are some spring cleaning tips for your HVAC system. Read on to learn what you need to do to prepare your air conditioner or heat pump for the cooling season.
Spring Cleaning Tips for Your HVAC System
1. Clean the Filter
During the cold winter months, your system worked extremely hard. It tried to contain airborne contaminants such as dust, hair, and pet dander. However, all that trapped dirt inside the filter can prevent the system from doing its job efficiently.
For that reason, experts highly recommend that you change your filter after a couple of months. You change it in order to improve your system’s performance – and your air quality. To make sure, check with your manufacturer to determine the correct frequency of changing filters.
2. Make a Service Appointment
Have a professional clean and service your system. You’ll want your equipment running at its peak before heading into summer.
In addition, you’ll intensively use your unit during the summer. And if it malfunctions during one of the hottest days, it could be inconvenient for the entire family. Not only that, but it could be harder to schedule an appointment. By scheduling a spring HVAC appointment, you’ll beat the summer rush.
Taking this step allows you to spot problems early on and mitigate them, as well as prolong the lifespan of your system.
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3. Remove Leaves from Outdoor Unit
Check your outdoor unit to see if any leaves or branches are encroaching on your unit’s space and remove them. Cut back any plants or shrubs growing nearby. Then, using a low-pressure hose, clean off the dirt that has accumulated outside the unit. Or, simply call Neal’s Heating & Air. We’ll clean your system thoroughly for you, inside and out.
If you need help with your unit, please call Neal’s Heating & Air at (706) 764-7185 to schedule an appointment. By having your system maintained in springtime, you can rest easy – knowing you can depend on it to perform when you need it most in summer.