Spring HVAC Cleaning: Heating And Air Conditioning Tips For You

As a homeowner, you know that it is important to perform routine maintenance on many of the components of your home that you rely on the most. Chief among these important home elements are your heating and air conditioning systems. If you do not want to find yourself at the mercy of Mother Nature when it comes to seasonal temperatures and the elements, you will need to perform routine maintenance and checks on your heating and air conditioning systems. Spring is one of the important transitional periods in which you will likely still rely on your heating system but may also need your air conditioner as temperatures change and fluctuate. Get to know some of the spring HVAC cleaning and maintenance that you will need to perform in order to keep your systems running smoothly throughout spring and into summer.

Clean Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit and Remove Debris

One of the ways that you can prepare your air conditioning system for use in the spring is to clean your outdoor air conditioning unit. This can include spraying the fan down with water and wiping off the unit with a damp cloth to get rid of dirt and other debris.

On top of cleaning the air conditioning unit itself, you will also want to get rid of debris surrounding the air conditioning unit. This can include twigs, branches, grass clippings, rocks and gravel, and the like. All of these types of debris can cause problems with your air conditioner when it is running.

Change Your Air Filters

Even if you do not anticipate needing to use your furnace and/or your air conditioner much in the spring months, you will want to also change your furnace and air filters in your HVAC units. This will ensure that the air quality in your home is as pure as possible.

Clean furnace filters and overall air filters will also help you to prevent debris, dust, and other buildup from clogging air ducts and causing fires or other malfunctions in your heating and air conditioning units.

Get a Professional HVAC Inspection

Finally, spring is the perfect time to have a professional HVAC specialist come out and inspect both your heating and cooling units in your home. They will be able to check the gas composition in your furnace so that there are no dangerous gases like carbon monoxide building up undetected in your home.

An HVAC specialist will also inspect both units for signs of damage like rust, dents, and holes that could cause problems or cause the system to malfunction entirely. And, they will turn on and test your air conditioning unit before you need it to ensure that when it is needed, everything works perfectly.

Now that you know a few of the spring maintenance tasks that you can perform on your HVAC system, you can get started and ensure that your systems are both up and running when you need them.