Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips You Shouldn’t Forget
There’s nothing like the new energy you feel once temperatures start to warm up outside. Spring has sprung in Indiana, and it’s time to get outside and take care of your yard chores. But it’s not just your lawn that needs maintenance; your HVAC system needs your attention as well. Redman Services has the spring HVAC maintenance tips you should not forget to help prepare you for the upcoming summer weather.
Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips
Spring is the perfect time to give your HVAC system a little TLC so that it’s ready to perform in the summer heat. Here are some ways you can improve your system so it will work efficiently this summer and be less likely to break down on the hottest days of the year.
Schedule Your Cooling System Tune Up
Your cooling system will need to be inspected and tuned up every year to help maintain optimal performance and help extend its lifespan. Since heat pumps provide both cooling and heating to your home, you’ll want to have them tuned up before it gets too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.
Since there are lots of air conditioners and heat pumps that need to be tuned up all over Columbia City, IN, our schedule fills up fast. The sooner you call Redman Services to make your spring routine maintenance appointment, the sooner we will be able to service your unit.
The team at Redman Services understands that life happens, and you might not get around to scheduling your tune up until June. That’s ok; we’ll still service your HVAC unit so it works well for the remainder of the summer. A tune up at any time of the year is better than no tune up at all. Call to schedule your cooling system tune up appointment with Redman Services today.
Clear the Area Around Your Outdoor Unit
You scheduled your summer tune up for your cooling system, so your HVAC maintenance is done for the year, right? Wrong! There are lots of little things you can do to help keep your system running smoothly even after routine HVAC maintenance is done. One important thing is to keep the area around your outdoor unit clear of grass clippings, weeds, and other debris. Don’t store things near your unit, and make sure there’s 2 feet of clearance around the unit. If you have any trees or bushes near your unit, cut them back to make sure leaves and other plant matter don’t fall into the unit as well.
Change Your Air Filter
Your HVAC technician will inspect your air filter and swap it out with a new one, but this isn’t the only time your air filter should be replaced. Change your air filter every 3 months or 90 days. Many HVAC issues are commonly caused by a clogged air filter. Get into the habit of changing your filter regularly to keep airborne particulate matter out of your system and maintain proper airflow. You can buy most air filters at your local hardware store.
Open All of Your Air Vents
During the winter, in an attempt to save on heating costs, you might have closed some vent registers to unused rooms. Unless you have a zoned system, this is not a good idea. Closing vents can cause extra strain on your heating and cooling systems. Make sure all of the vents are opened before you turn on your air conditioning system for the first time.
Test Your Cooling System
It’s not a bad idea to run a quick test to make sure your air conditioner or heat pump is working. It’s great to do this in the spring before it gets too hot. If your system doesn’t blow cold air or smells funny when you turn it on, let your technician know when they come for their inspection. This will give them a heads up so they know what to look for when inspecting your air conditioning unit.
Change the Batteries in Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It would be a terrible tragedy if there was a fire or a carbon monoxide leak in your home that you didn’t know about because your alarms didn’t go off. Making it a habit to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors every 6 months is a life-saving tip. Many detectors are hard-wired, so you have no batteries to change, but if you’re not sure, now is a good time to check if your system requires batteries. Fires and carbon monoxide leaks can happen at any time, so make sure that your alarm system is in working order in order to prevent death or serious illness.
Redman Services Is Here to Help
For more Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips, talk to the team at Redman Services. We can tune up your cooling system and share other handy tips that can ensure that your system will work throughout the summer. Make your appointment with Redman Services today for all of your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs.