The days are growing warmer, and it’s time to do some maintenance on your HVAC system. Spring is a great time to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool during heat waves, as well as to repair your furnace if there’s any damage from constant usage during the colder months.
Here’s a basic checklist of things you can do to keep your HVAC system in great working condition this season.
Change All Filters
The most important part of spring HVAC maintenance is changing the filters. Changing a filter is an easy task, but it can have an enormous impact on your HVAC system’s health and ability to function.
A clean filter can improve energy efficiency and significantly reduce your energy usage. You should replace your furnace filter every 3-12 months, depending on thickness, and the filters on any other HVAC units in your home to make sure air can circulate efficiently.
Clear the Space Around Your Air Conditioner
If you have an air conditioner unit outside of your home, you will want to regularly remove any loose debris or vegetation that accumulates around it. After a long, damp winter, there’s sure to be plenty of leaves and debris that have fallen on or around your unit.
We recommend having a clear zone roughly two feet around your air conditioner to make sure it can efficiently pull in the air it needs to control the temperature in your home. It’s a good idea to keep plants away from the area immediately around your air conditioner and trim back any nearby trees or bushes.
Inspect Your HVAC System
When you do your spring cleaning, take a look around your HVAC system to see if there are any signs of damage or wear. If you see any potential issues, now is a great time to call your HVAC technician before the damage causes serious problems. Preventing little problems from becoming big problems can save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run.
Schedule Professional HVAC Maintenance
Most furnaces, air conditioners, and other HVAC systems can run efficiently for years if they are properly maintained. Spring is a great time to schedule your annual professional HVAC maintenance to help your home continue to stay comfortable all year long.
A professional HVAC technician can help you avoid, identify, and repair small problems before they turn into larger ones that require costly repairs or replacements. They can also help you protect your unit’s warranty, as HVAC warranties are often tied to seasonal maintenance requirements.
Looking for HVAC maintenance in the Pacific Northwest? Contact Paragon Heating and Home Comfort Solutions today. Our experienced technicians work to keep your HVAC systems in top working order and provide the best customer service in the Snohomish and East King County areas.