Texans are ready to welcome a warmer season. As the spring season approaches, the time has come for homeowners in the Lone Star State to prepare their home heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems for the weather changes that come with the transition from winter to spring. It’s time for your heating system to take a spring break, as you prepare your air conditioner for use. You will want to maintain your comfort level at home, while ensuring efficient cooling as the temperatures rise during the spring and later, into the summer.
Here are four steps you should take to prepare your HVAC system for the spring:
#1 Change the filters.
To keep your HVAC system running properly and ensure a good indoor air quality level, you should change the system filters every season. Over the winter, the filters clogged with dust and other debris that was removed from the air as your system worked to heat your home. Cleaning or replacing the filters for the spring is important because your system will need to remove even more airborne particulates that decrease air quality, including pollen and other allergens. This is an easy task to complete yourself, and should be done every season.
#2 Clean the outdoor unit.
The outdoor unit of your home HVAC system is exposed to weather elements all year round, resulting in wear and tear and a build-up of unwanted leaves, dirt, etc. And during the winter, care and maintenance of the outdoor unit is often neglected. It is essential to clean the area around the unit by removing yard waste and litter from on or against it, and then to inspect and clean the condenser coils and fan enclosed within the unit cabinet. If you only want to tidy around the unit, your professional HVAC company is equipped to do the rest.
#3 Clean the vents and registers.
The vents and registers of your HVAC system also will have become dirty and clogged during the winter, especially if you do not tend to dust them regularly. Spring is the time to clean them out more thoroughly. This can be done by dusting the outside and then vacuuming them to remove any remaining debris. You can remove your registers for cleaning. Simply unscrew them or use a utility knife to remove caulked registers, clean with soap and water, and then dry and replace them after vacuuming the vents.
#4 Schedule spring maintenance.
Now is the time to make sure your air conditioner works, as springtime temperatures rise. Scheduling spring HVAC system maintenance is the best way to check every component of your HVAC system to ensure your air conditioner is operational and that it will run effectively and efficiently. And if there are any problems, your professional HVAC maintenance team will be able to address them before it gets too hot to handle.
If you need assistance preparing your home heating and cooling system for the spring, reaching out to a professional is your best course of action. The Coolest LLC is a professional Austin, Texas-based HVAC service and installation company. The Coolest is committed to providing excellent customer service and accurate information regarding heating and cooling solutions in Austin and the surrounding area. The skilled and experienced team of technicians at The Coolest is ready to assist you, so contact The Coolest online or by calling 512-468-6140.
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