When the winter ends, it’s time to shut off the heating and start your HVAC spring maintenance checklist. Spring and fall are the best times to do these checks, as you are not using the heat or the air conditioning.
We expect a lot from our HVAC systems but if we don’t take care of them, they won’t be there when we need them the most. There are plenty of things you can do, but ultimately, you should call a professional to inspect the entire system.
HVAC Spring Maintenance Checklist
Staying on top of these HVAC spring maintenance tips can keep your system running well for many years.
Check The Air Conditioning Unit
Remove the cover from the unit and check all around to check for damages, blockages, or any other problems. Remove any bits of debris, like dead leaves, grass, toys, lawnmowers, or anything else that may be stored near it.
Make sure there are no holes, rust, breaks, animal nests, or anything that looks out of place. Give it a good cleaning to make sure there are no hidden problems that may be covered in dust.
Check The Filters
The filters need to be checked, cleaned, or replaced regularly. This keeps everything working smoothly and keeps your energy bill down. It also helps keep the air quality in much better condition, as well.
This act is vital and should never be neglected. Most problems that arise from HVAC systems not getting maintained, are the filters. They are responsible for so much, so keep them clean.
Check the Thermostat
The thermostat is often overlooked on most HVAC spring maintenance checklists, but it can make a big difference to how the system operates. If your thermostat is older, or in the wrong place, it can be costing you money and not functioning to its best ability.
Upgrade to one that is programmable or a smart thermostat that you can control with an app on your device. That way, you have complete control over the system, even when you are not home.
Not only can you pre-set and program, but you can also make immediate adjustments from work or away from home. These systems will also send you alerts if there is a problem, remember your settings, and keep you informed on energy usage and how you can better use it in the future.
Give it a Test Run
Turn it on to see if there are any loud noises that shouldn’t be there, any foul odors, or any places that are not getting any air at all. There could be blockages in the vents or ducts, and that should be looked at by a professional.
You can get a good idea of where your system stands when you let the system run for a few minutes. Part of your HVAC spring maintenance should involve a good cleaning, testing the different parts, and making sure it’s ready for the hot months ahead.
Schedule an Inspection/Tune-Up for HVAC Spring Maintenance
Call your professional to come to check out the entire unit, inspect all the parts and run a few tests themselves. They can spot potential problems that you won’t be able to and that saves a lot of headaches and money down the road.
Why not call Beebe Heating and Air Conditioning? They are experts and will come to check out the system to make sure it’s in great working order, make some repairs, and even some recommendations.
Prevention is the best cure when it comes to your HVAC system. Don’t take any chances.