The Importance of Springtime HVAC Maintenance
With spring showers, comes warmer weather—particularly in south Florida. As our friends and family up north are turning off their heat and opening their windows, we’re closing windows and turning on the AC. A routine maintenance check and cleaning in the spring will help ensure a well-running machine through the upcoming brutal summer months.
During the maintenance check, your system will be thoroughly cleaned. In addition, the technicians check all moving parts for any wear and tear and conduct an electrical inspection, which helps ensure the system is in working order and, hopefully, prevent an expensive after-hours repair call when you least expect it—and usually at the most inopportune time.
There are some general maintenance tasks that you can perform throughout the year to help keep your system in working order—and there are some things best left to trained professionals.
Homeowner Maintenance Tips
- Remember to either clean the air filter or replace it once a month. This will help keep the air flowing and the dirt out of your duct system.
- Keep the outdoor unit clean. Clear away any loose debris from around the unit and keep all foliage between a foot and half to two feet from the unit. Also, hose it down when you notice a build-up of dirt.
- Indoors, keep an eye on your return registers—make sure you keep them clear and unblocked by furniture or other household items.
During the spring maintenance visit, the technician will check your thermostat, tighten electrical connections as needed and conduct a full electrical inspection, add lubricant to all moving parts, check a long list of things (condensate drain, refrigerant levels, system controls, etc.), and thoroughly clean your system. A trained and knowledgeable technician knows what to look for and how to keep your system is running as efficiently as possible.
Be sure to check out our springtime savings for an HVAC maintenance visit from our team of professionals. Call American Air Cares to schedule your system’s spring cleaning today.