Getting Your AC System Ready for the Spring
You need your heat pump ready by spring to keep you cool during summer. This means ensuring that it runs efficiently and won’t break down when you need it the most. Here are some steps to take to ensure your HVAC is ready for spring.
Replace the Air Filter
If you haven’t been replacing the air filter periodically, now is the time to start. The average pleated air filter is only effective for 90 days. After that, it can become a serious obstacle to airflow and put increasing pressure on the motor, leading to overheating. Besides that, a dirty filter will let particles into the system, covering the coil and other components that are essential to generate cool air.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
The compressor unit outside needs the occasional cleaning. Not only does dust and dirt get into the compressor, but also fallen leaves can get in and hinder the cooling process. You can gently hose down the grill and use a brush and soft cloth to wipe away dirt from the condenser coil.
Give the AC a Test Run
Make sure the heat pump is set to cool mode and run it for a few minutes. By the end of those few minutes, you should be receiving cool air. You might smell or hear something strange at first, but these issues should only raise a concern if they persist.
Request a Tune-Up
Above all, request professional maintenance for your HVAC. Experts recommend spring tune-ups for ACs, just as they recommend fall maintenance for heaters. Regular maintenance can increase the efficiency of your AC, prevent the need for serious repairs in the future, and ultimately maximize its life span.
Advanced Comfort Solutions in Cheyenne and Laramie, WY, we have fully certified and insured technicians who can provide you with AC maintenance before the weather gets hot. We also replace systems, perform indoor air quality testing, and clean air ducts. Whether you need more information or are faced with an emergency, contact us at Advanced Comfort Solutions for service.Tags: Spring