Spring is just around the corner and the weather is starting to get warmer! While that doesn’t mean it’s time to crank up your air conditioning full blast just yet. You should take some time to make sure your unit is in good working condition and is prepared for the warmer weather ahead. A properly maintained HVAC system is one that’s going to last for a long time. So make sure you’re prepping your unit for the upcoming seasons.
Spring is the time of year when you don’t necessarily need to use your air conditioning or heating, which makes it the perfect time to do a little maintenance to make sure it’s running properly. We’ve outlined a full spring HVAC checklist for homeowners.
Check the functionality of all HVAC units
Test out all of your HVAC system’s units by turning them on to make sure they’re working properly. If your system isn’t cooling your home to the temperature you set, then this could be an issue.
Remove any debris surrounding the unit
Your HVAC technician will inspect your outdoor unit, removing any debris such as pollen, twigs, and leaves. Too much debris surrounding the unit could prevent your system from operating properly. It’s important to keep it clean for maximum efficiency. Our technician will also confirm that the outdoor unit starts, runs and shuts off correctly.
Replace your air filters
When your air filters are dirty, it slows down the process of cooling your home. It can also negatively affect your airflow, making your equipment work harder than it should. You should typically change your air filters once every few months, or more often if they look dirty or brown.
Check your condensate
When air is cooled, water vapor suspended in the air condenses and drips in your drain pan. That drain pan connects to a condensate line that carries water away from your home. Check to be sure your drain lines are clear and functioning by pouring water into the pan. Sometimes a condensate pump is required to pump the water up and out of the home, this too can be tested by slowly pouring a water into the pump basin.
Make an appointment with Bolton Construction and Service of WNC, Inc.
Our technicians can diagnose malfunctions, retrofit, or install new systems. We take pride in solving problems with the most sophisticated equipment technology provides. Technicians are available to handle emergencies 24 hours a day.