As the weather warms up, many people choose to do some spring cleaning around the house to prepare for the season ahead. Your HVAC system should be no exception! The start of a new season is a great time to perform some routine maintenance and make sure your system is ready to handle the warmer weather. In this week’s blog, Gold Star Services discusses how to maintain your HVAC in spring for greater efficiency and to avoid costly repairs.
Spring HVAC Maintenance You Can Do Yourself
Some HVAC tasks are best left to the professionals, including diagnosing and repairing mechanical issues. Attempting to make repairs on your own can lead to more expensive repairs down the road. However, every homeowner can perform these simple DIY tasks to get their HVAC systems ready for spring.
Change Your Air Filter
We recommend changing your air filter about once every 2-3 months. This time frame can depend on usage. For example, pet owners or people with allergies may need to change theirs more often. Changing the filter is easy and inexpensive. It can make a big difference in your air conditioner’s effectiveness and efficiency this summer.
Clear Debris from the Outdoor Unit
It’s important to check on your outdoor HVAC unit regularly. Keep the area clear of debris such as leaves and sticks, and make sure it is not being overgrown with plants. This will keep it from pulling in the air it needs to cool your home.
Test Your Air Conditioner
It’s a good idea to turn on your HVAC in spring and let the A/C run for a bit. If you find that your A/C isn’t working, or is making unusual noises, spring is a good time to get it fixed so that it’s ready to be used when the weather is hot.
Check Your Ductwork
Leaky joints or cracks in the ductwork can cause air conditioning to be inefficient. If you see any visible cracks or holes, seal them up or call your HVAC technician to make sure the problem is not bigger than it looks.
If your energy bills were very high last summer, spring is a good time to consider upgrading to a more efficient system. This will save you money every month, and you can schedule your upgrade before the busy summer season.
Gold Star Services Provides Expert Maintenance and Repairs for HVAC in Spring
If you discover any problems as you do maintenance on your HVAC in spring, contact Gold Star Services at 302-376-7677 for expert repairs and replacement. We look forward to helping your home get ready for the spring and summer ahead!