If you’re in the midst of spring cleaning your home, you may have overlooked your comfort system. With this system being the most important factor in keeping you cool throughout the heat of summer, it’s important it gets some attention as well. To keep your system running efficiently and effectively throughout the spring and summer, follow this ultimate spring HVAC maintenance checklist.
Inside Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Change Your Filter
The first step on our spring HVAC maintenance checklist is to clean or replace your filter. This may seem like a small, simple step, but it can make a huge difference in your system’s performance, your home’s comfort, and your indoor air quality. Since your filter is the mechanism preventing dirt, dust, mold, and other allergens from entering back into your home, it regularly gets filled up and needs replacing. Clean or change your filter every 1-3 months for best results in the spring and summer.
Clean Air Vents
Your air vents are another buffer between your comfort system and your home, and they regularly become consumed by dirt, dust, pet hair, and other contaminants. Twice a year, give your air vents a thorough cleaning by removing them from their mount and washing them in warm, soapy water. You’ll experience better indoor air quality and maybe even better air flow, leaving you more comfortable and saving you money on your energy bills.
It’s important your vents are not blocked by furniture, curtains, toys, or other obstructions to ensure proper ventilation and maximum efficiency.
Clean the House
Keeping your home clean is important in keeping your system running efficiently as well. The cleaner your home is, the less particulates your air filter has to block from entering your system. Your system will work with ease and your indoor air quality will be improved.
Install An Air Purification System
For better results in indoor air quality, invest in an air purification system. These systems have become increasingly popular across the country as homeowners are looking for healthier, safer environments. So, how does it work? Each air purification system is different, but the systems offered by Garrison & Garrison work toward eliminating up to 99.9% of allergens, viruses, and other contaminants from the air and surfaces of your home. This means you’ll be breathing easier at all times without having to do as much of the work!
Invest In A Smart Thermostat
If you don’t currently have a smart or programmable thermostat, you could be missing out on tons of savings, especially during peak seasons of extreme temperatures like the hot summers we experience in Madison County. These thermostats allow you to set temperatures on a schedule so you can save money even when you’re not at home.
Outside Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Clear Around the Outdoor Unit
Your outdoor unit needs adequate space and airflow to operate properly. Every month, ensure your outdoor unit is clear of any debris such as growing weeds, leaves, and dirt. If you have low-hanging trees above your outdoor unit, it may be a good idea to trim the limbs back or have those trees removed per the recommendation of the professionals at Garrison & Garrison. When the outdoor unit is clean, it will operate more efficiently and effectively and it will last longer.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
There’s only so much you can do from outside your comfort system. The professionals at Garrison & Garrison are trained to get inside every aspect of your system to ensure it’s working properly all year long. Our Priority Plus Maintenance Program evaluates the following components of your system:
- Air filters and accessories
- Electrical connections
- Electrical controls
- Evaporator coil
- Condensate pan
- Condensate drain
- Condenser coil
- Refrigerant charge
- Motor bearings
- Furnace operation sequence
- Burners and heat exchanger
- Flue pipe
- Supplemental heat and controls
- Blower assembly
- Running amperage
- Fan belts
- Air flow
Preventative maintenance allows your system to run efficiently and last longer while also saving you from the risk of costly repairs when you need your air conditioner the most. Learn more about the maintenance plan offered by Garrison & Garrison here.
As an American Standard Customer Care Dealer, Garrison & Garrison cares about the comfort of your home and the health of your family. For more information on getting an air purification system for your home, give us a call at 256-859-8500. You can rest easy knowing your comfort system is in good hands with us.