HVAC systems, including those equipped with new heating and cooling technologies, need HVAC maintenance as the weather becomes warmer. Your local HVAC expert All Climate shares an in-depth look at why spring HVAC maintenance is an important part of your spring cleaning routine.
A reliable HVAC system is essential if you want to be prepared for the warmer months of spring and summer. Performing HVAC maintenance during mild weather means you don’t have to worry about your air conditioning system failing on you when you really need it. Hiring an HVAC contractor that offers a scheduled maintenance program can help ensure that maintenance is done on time and on schedule. This is especially important if your house is equipped with a separate heating system, such as a furnace, instead of a heat pump.
In addition to scheduled air conditioning maintenance, you should also keep an eye on your heating system. Noises outside of normal operation should be addressed by an HVAC technician. At the end of the heating season, follow the proper shutdown procedures, particularly when you have an oil-fired furnace. Otherwise unburned fuel can cause loud banging noises when you start your furnace back up.
Inspecting Your HVAC System
Before you inspect your HVAC system, note that you’re not expected to perform repairs. However, the following are some of the things you can check on and take care of on your own:
Clean or Replace the Filters — Filters should be cleaned (or replaced, if disposable) every six months or so. During months of heavy use, you may need to do this as often as once a month.
Clear the Fans and Registers — Check the grilles and registers and make sure they’re free of any obstructions. This includes furniture or decor that may be blocking air circulation. Do the same for the fans and blowers.
Test the Thermostat — Set your thermostat to cooling, wait a few minutes, and see if your unit starts blowing cool air. If it’s not working, perform troubleshooting as prescribed by the care and maintenance guide.
Call All Climate for Your HVAC Maintenance Needs
All Climate offers maintenance protection programs for all kinds of heating and cooling systems. To learn more about our services, call us today at (425) 361-0126. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. Ask us about our financing options for HVAC installation and repairs.