As warmer weather arrives, many homeowners start to think about spring cleaning. One important part of spring cleaning that is often overlooked is your HVAC system. A properly-functioning air conditioner is a critical part of keeping your home comfortable and should therefore be part of your spring cleaning schedule. The following maintenance tasks will help your air conditioner to keep your home cool throughout the spring and summer.
Replace your air filters. Replacing the air filters on a regular basis is one of the most important HVAC maintenance tasks. Dirty air filters increase energy costs and lead to poor indoor air quality in your home, which can become a health hazard. You should replace your air filters once a month.
Clean the unit’s condenser coils and evaporator coils. Dirty coils will lower the system’s ability to keep your home cool. This will cause your unit to run longer and lead to higher cooling costs. Therefore, it is important to clean your coils to keep your unit performing its best.
Check your air conditioner’s refrigerant level. If you don’t have the correct amount of refrigerant, your system will run less efficiently. This will increase your energy costs and shorten the life of your unit.
Clean the ductwork. Your ductwork should be cleaned and tested for leaks. Leaks in your ductwork reduce the efficiency of your HVAC unit. If you do not keep up with this task, your air conditioner will run longer in order to keep up with the air that has leaked out out.
Schedule an air conditioning tune-up. A preventive check now can save you a lot of trouble down the road. Don’t wait until the heat of summer to find out that your air conditioner isn’t working properly. Make an appointment for an HVAC inspection. Your technician will check your HVAC system and ensure that it’s running at optimal levels.
Do you have any questions? We would love to help you out and therefore encourage you to contact us at M&M Mechanical, Inc.