Did you know that prepping your HVAC unit for spring can be just as important as an annual spring cleaning? As we transition back to warmer weather, our team at Efficient Systems wants to help you make sure that your HVAC system runs smoothly all year long.
We’ve created this guide of helpful HVAC tips to help prepare your home for the toasty weather ahead. Read below to learn more!
How Can I Prepare My HVAC System for Warmer Weather?
HVAC units are a very important component of your home, not only for heating and cooling but for preserving your indoor air quality as well.
Taking care of HVAC systems throughout the year is key and can make things easier for you in the long run. But what steps can you take to make sure your unit is in perfect shape for spring?
Change Your Air Filters
Changing your air filters on time should be a no-brainer, right? Not always! The busyness of day-to-day priorities can lead us to forget about our air filters, which can affect airflow throughout your home and actually harm your system.
Make sure you are periodically checking your filters and replacing them as needed. This will usually be once every 90 days, or more often if you have pets or family members with allergies.
Clean Your Outdoor Unit
A simple cleaning of your outdoor AC unit can work wonders for your airflow. Start by visually inspecting your unit and removing any fallen leaves and debris that may have collected on the outside or in the coils.
Next, turn off your system at the power source and give it a sweeping spray with a hose to dislodge any dirt from the unit.
If your unit is especially dirty, you can apply a foam coil cleanser to the outside, waiting ten minutes before hosing it down at an angle.
Bi-annual AC Tune-ups
AC tune-ups are a crucial part of home maintenance and can provide several benefits including:
- Increased energy efficiency in your home
- Less expensive energy bills
- Fewer system repairs
- Longer HVAC lifespan
Typically, a seasonal tune-up should happen twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. When you schedule a tune-up with Efficient Systems, one of our professional technicians will come out and inspect all parts of your system to make sure they are in perfect working order.
Additionally, air filters will be changed, safety controls will be checked and lubrication will be added as needed.
Preventative maintenance is another key way to make sure your system is running as efficiently as it should be. You should schedule maintenance bi-annually just like a tune-up, but it differs in a couple of ways.
An HVAC maintenance visit will typically include:
- Checking for any irregular noises
- Inspecting for oil leaks
- Cleaning the condenser coil
- Lubricating shaft bearings
Both maintenance and tune-ups help to ensure that your system not only works as it should, but that it lasts as long as it possibly can.
Call Efficient Systems Today!
If you’re ready to schedule your biannual tune-up, maintenance or have questions about preparing your HVAC system for spring, call us today. We have proudly served the Beaumont area for years, and we will be happy to help you with all of your AC questions and needs!
Call us today to schedule!