Budding trees and blooming flowers signal the onset of spring, but with spring also comes a number of necessary home improvement tasks. The spring season is a great time to perform cleaning and maintenance of your furnace and air conditioner in order to keep your home cool during the sweltering hot days of summer. Here are four tips for maintaining your furnace and AC in the spring:
Change your air filter. One of the first steps in spring cleaning is changing your HVAC system’s filter. A clean air filter effectively traps pathogens and other lingering pollutants to remove them from the air. This helps reduce energy usage as well as increases your energy savings throughout the year. As a general rule, you’ll want to replace your air filter every three months.
Clear the drainage hole. Air conditioners usually have a drainage hole that can be found at the base of the cabinet. This drainage hole needs to remain clean and clear at all times in order for your HVAC unit to function properly. If clogged, it will prevent your system from draining, which will put more stress on your equipment and lower its efficiency.
Check your ductwork. Your ductwork maintains sufficient ventilation by delivering and removing air. Check for cracks, gaps and open joints and be sure to patch them up immediately to avoid air leaks.
Remove obstructions. Don’t forget to remove any obstructions around the outdoor unit of your HVAC system. This step is crucial because outdoor units are exposed to the elements all-year-round. Remove any loose vegetation and debris from your unit. This will allow your air conditioner to pull in the air it needs to control the temperature inside the house.
Dimond Climate Systems is a premier source of heating and air conditioning services, including installation and maintenance. Our top-rated technicians are committed to providing the comfort and efficiency every client needs through industry-leading products and outstanding customer service. Call us at (724) 426-0813 or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation estimate.