With spring just around the corner, it’s time to think about getting your HVAC system ready for the change from heating to cooling. This blog post will highlight three things you can do to maintain the health and efficiency of your HVAC system this spring.
Regularly changing my HVAC filter is still something I struggle to do with any regularity, but it’s the easiest way to maintain the health of your HVAC system. There are many filter choices out there, but I typically go with a good 90 day filter. These will easily last from season to season for those of you who remember to regularly change your filters, and will give those of us who struggle to remember some additional time between changes.
Over the course of the winter, dirt and debris can collect on different parts of your HVAC system. First, check your exterior AC condenser. Make sure to remove any leaves, sticks, or debris from the unit so the fan can move freely when on. It’s also a good time to clean the covers of any bathroom fans or air vents throughout your home. One of the benefits of our Smart Vents is that the faceplate is removable and dishwasher safe. A quick cycle will have your faceplates looking like new in no time.
I am sure every spring/fall you see advertisements for an HVAC tune-up. Years ago I believed that these tune-ups were marginally beneficial at best and unnecessary at worst. While every HVAC system is different, it is important that these systems are checked every few years to prevent small issues from becoming catastrophic problems. I believe the best time to do this tune-up is before you fire up your A/C system due to all the different components working together to make your home cool. Between the condenser coil, evaporator coil, condenser, drain line, and coolant level there are a lot of failure points that need to be checked.
If you haven’t had a system tune-up in the past two years, now is the time to make it happen.