Routine HVAC maintenance can extend the lifespan of your unit by 15 years or more. Neglecting preventative maintenance, on the other hand, can cause components to wear down. You might need repairs (or a new unit).

Don’t let your unit break down as temperatures start to rise. Instead, use this spring HVAC maintenance list to keep your unit in the best possible shape!

Read on to learn more. 

Switch the Filter

First, check your HVAC unit. Over time, particles get trapped in the air filter, causing it to clog up. Your HVAC unit might need to work twice as hard to run and push clean air through.

Unfortunately, components might break down as a result. Your unit’s energy efficiency will drop, causing your energy bills to rise. Make an effort to switch off the filter every three months.

Look for pleated air filters with a MERV rating of at least seven. These filters can boost your unit’s performance and the air quality throughout your home.

If you have pets, make a note to switch your filter out more often.

In addition to affecting energy efficiency, ignoring your filters could cause allergens to travel throughout your home. Allergies are now the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the US, with over 100 million people suffering from various allergies.

Replacing your filter every three months can protect your family (while helping you avoid sniffling).

Clear Debris

Head outside to complete a visual inspection of your outdoor unit. Make sure it’s level and on a stable surface. 

Make sure to check the condenser for any signs it sustained damage during the winter months. If you need repairs, call your local HVAC company for HVAC tuneup services.

Otherwise, clear away any debris that fell around the unit. Rake away dirt, branches, and leaves. If necessary, cut back plants and bushes surrounding the unit, too.

Keeping the unit clear will keep the system cool.

Clean the Ducts

Consider scheduling a professional duct cleaning to improve your home’s air quality. Cleaning the ducts involves clearing mold, dust, and other allergens that build up over the winter.

Schedule a duct cleaning every five to seven years.

Check for Leaks

Check the weather stripping around your doors and windows. If anything looks warped, detached, or cracked, replace the stripping right away.

Confirming your home is sealed tight will eliminate temperature irregularities. Otherwise, the unit will need to work twice as hard to function. 

Hire a Pro

If you’re struggling with your spring HVAC maintenance, hire a professional HVAC technician. Schedule your preventative maintenance checks during spring and fall (before extreme temperatures kick in).

Routine maintenance will ensure your unit is functioning at its best when you need it most.

Complete Your Spring HVAC Maintenance Today

Don’t neglect your HVAC just as temperatures start to rise. Instead, use these spring HVAC maintenance tips to improve functionality and energy efficiency!

Remember, you don’t have to apply these tips alone. Instead, consider hiring an HVAC company you can trust.

Need help? We’re here for you.

Contact us today to schedule your maintenance check!