Winter will be gone before we know it. You probably used your heating system a lot the past few months to keep your home warm and toasty. If it’s been warm enough lately you probably haven’t been using your heating or cooling system much. This makes now the best time to show you HVAC system a little TLC so it will be ready to work when the hot, summer temperatures hit. What can you do to prepare?
Spring Checklist for Your HVAC System
1. Change the air filter. Changing air filters monthly will ensure that there is proper airflow throughout your home. Failing to change air filters will also dust and dirt to build up and obstruct airflow. This will make it harder for your HVAC system to work, making your home less comfortable and increase your energy bills.
2. Check the central AC units. You will need to turn all parts of the HVAC system on to make sure they are working correctly. If you’re having cooling or heating issues in your home, it may be a problem with the thermostat or the system. You also need to make sure your system isn’t producing strange noises or smells that can be signs of potential problems.
3. Tighten air conditioning electrical connections. When electrical connections of your HVAC system are faulty, it can make your system unsafe and reduce its lifespan. Making sure connections are tightened needs to be part of yearly maintenance.
4. Clean & lubricate AC componenets. The components of your HVAC system need to be cleaned and lubricated. This includes the blower fans and coils to ensure they are working efficiently. Cleaning and lubricating the components will also cut back on potential problems that may arise.
5. Check the condensate drain. Inspect the condensate drain when your system is in cooling mode to make sure it isn’t plugged. You can have water damage in your home and problems with humidity if the drain is plugged.
6. Clean the outside AC unit. You also need to clean the outside unit. Clear away any dirt, leaves or grass that can block the vents. When vents are blocked, it will restrict airflow inside your home and reduce the efficiency of your system.
7. Check AC refrigerant levels. As summer gets closer, so will the warmer temperatures. You want to make sure that it will work at its peak when you want it to. Check the refrigerant levels to make sure your system will cool your home efficiently and effectively.
Central Air Conditioning Tune Up, Inspection, Repairs & More in Manhattan, New York
This checklist will ensure your HVAC system is working properly after all its hard work during the winter and be in tip top shape for summer. While homeowners can take care of these tasks on their own, it’s recommended that you have your system inspected by a professional every spring. Doing so will save you money in future problems that can arise from a neglected system. NY NJ AC Connection offers a variety of HVAC services and repairs based on your HVAC system needs. Call us to set up an appointment today.