Seasonal HVAC Maintenance
It’s that time again and I felt it important to revisit this subject as I have in the past. Things are about to start getting a little warmer as the weather will inevitably change at the beginning of spring and summer.
If you haven’t started thinking about your central air conditioning unit yet, now is the time to do so.
Just because your A/C functioned flawlessly last spring and summer doesn’t mean that you should ignore maintenance routines, now.
Here are some simple ways to get your A/C ready for the spring and keep it working through the long, warm summer.
To Optimize Air Flow:
• Keep all the areas around the vents clear. This means no furniture, rugs, etc.
• Keep bedroom doors opened.
Minimize Unit Damage:
• Use an eco-friendly pesticide around the exterior of the unit to ward off insects.
• Keep dogs and other pets from urinating on the outside unit.
Keep Unit Clean:
• Keep grass out by turning off A/C fan when mowing the lawn.
• Regularly check for debris and clean it off.
Clean Air And Change Filters:
• Check and change your furnace filter regularly.
• Set the fan mode on the thermostat to “On” to help clean the interior air.
These are just a few quick tips, but there are other things to think about such as keeping the ductwork clear and kink-free, having regular maintenance check-ups by a professional HVAC company and receiving ongoing protection for your unit.
Many heating and cooling companies offer low-priced, preventive maintenance service contracts between $70 and $100. For that price they will clean and service your HVAC unit and replace your air filter.
The cost of replacing an entire air conditioning unit as a result of neglect can have you spending thousands of dollars. Therefore, keeping up with regular maintenance could save you some heartache and money in long run.