An HVAC unit is an essential appliance in most American households. When the temperatures start to warm up during Spring, homeowners can still enjoy their home's comfort thanks to the air conditioner. Conversely, for you to breathe clean air, save money and enjoy a cool environment with peace of mind, it's imperative to observe some routine HVAC maintenance practices. Keeping your HVAC in good running condition this Spring allows you to save money on energy bills and avoid hefty replacement or repair costs. With that, here are some Spring HVAC tips to observe to ensure your HVAC unit runs optimally throughout the year.
Check Your Air FiltersYou may not enjoy quality indoor air even with an HVAC unit running. This may be due to clogged or worn-out air filters that fail to sieve contaminants from the air. Clogged or worn-out filters hinder proper airflow, thus straining your HVAC unit and reducing its energy efficiency. Therefore, one way to ensure your HVAC is running smoothly is by cleaning the filters regularly and making the necessary replacements. It would help if you set reminders to alert you when it's time to change or clean your HVAC filters. You can also work with HVAC professionals to have you in their schedule and remind you when your air filters are due for cleaning or replacement.
Clean the Condenser UnitYour condenser unit may accumulate debris over time that may lead to costly consequences. Start by checking your condenser unit for any dust or plant material accumulated, and start your cleaning process. Disconnect the HVAC unit from the power outlet and trim away any plant around the condenser. Vacuum to remove any plant material or debris, then wash away any dust or debris residue with a hose pipe. Check for any damage after the condenser has appropriately dried. You will have to be extremely careful when cleaning since it requires you to take the condenser apart, clean it then reassemble. If you don't know how to clean the condenser unit, call the HVAC professionals and let them handle the cleaning.
Upgrade Your ThermostatIf your thermostat is faulty or outdated, it is best to switch to a programmable thermostat or, even better, a smart thermostat. You can choose to have one thermostat installed in a central location in the room or install several thermostats for each thermal zone. Ensure your thermostat is away from heat sources, vents, or windows. A smart thermostat learns your home's schedule and automatically adjusts your internal conditions based on your preferences. Some have Wi-Fi connectivity which allows you to control your thermostat even when away from home. This way, you can remotely control your home's temperature and help minimize your energy bills.
Call Us TodayIf you're having issues with your Spring HVAC checklist, contact the professionals at Ductworks Heating and Air Conditioning. Our professionals can assist you with air filter changes, cleaning the condenser unit, installing a new thermostat, and more!