Once I purchased my first home, I realized that I needed to do my part in caring for my home appliances. In addition to reading the user manuals for my kitchen appliances and state-of-the-art plumbing system, I realized that I also needed to do a little research about HVAC. Because I had no experience with HVAC systems, I called out a professional to teach me a thing or two. It was fascinating to talk with him, and I was able to take notes about all kinds of important topics, such as maintenance, troubleshooting, and even shopping for a new system. This blog is all about understanding HVAC guidelines.
The winter weather might be in full force now, but you are soon going to have to start thinking about the upcoming spring and summer months. Therefore, there are some AC maintenance and repairs that you need to start thinking about. The maintenance that needs to be done to your AC this spring is more like extensive servicing that will get you prepared for the summer months. Here are some of the things that you probably want to know about spring maintenance for your system:
Weatherizing Your AC System
The weatherization of your AC is one of the most important things that you can do during the winter months, but it is also something that you are going to have to deal with when the spring weather rolls around. You will need to remove any weatherization when you get ready to use your AC during the spring months. This is also a time when you are going to want to clean and inspect the AC unit to ensure everything is working fine and the system is clean for efficient operation during the summer weather.
Changing Filters and Cleaning Ducts
Another important task that needs to be done during the spring is changing your air filter and cleaning the ductwork. Once the ducts have been cleaned, and the filter has been changed, also check to make sure all the vents and returns in your home are open. You will also want to inspect the ducts for any damage that needs to be repaired and adjust the dampers to ensure that you have good airflow for the summer cooling.
Cleaning and Testing the AC Unit
When you are getting ready for the spring weather, your AC unit might also need a thorough cleaning. This needs to be done if it has not been cleaned in several years. Cleaning it will help improve efficiency, but it will also help prevent problems with the AC system, such as freezing the coils and condensate lines, which can cause damage to the compressor and other components of your system.
Double Checking the Thermostat Settings
Finally, you are going to want to double-check the thermostat settings to make sure that they are correct. You can also check the batteries and the wiring of the thermostat. If there is a problem with the thermostat due to it being outdated and inefficient, you might want to have it replaced with a programmable or smart thermostat.
The spring months might start cool, but they are going to gradually be getting harder. Therefore, you will want to contact an air conditioning service to get help starting with the repairs that need to be done.