As warmer weather approaches, it’s important that your HVAC system is up to date on regular maintenance so you and your family can spring into the new season. We’ve compiled a spring HVAC checklist to help extend the longevity of your system, lessen future repair costs, reduce utility bills, and improve overall reliability during the spring season.
Our spring HVAC checklist includes the following recommendations:
Replace the Air Filter
HVAC unit air filters can get clogged if they are not regularly discarded and replaced. Clogged air filters can cause inefficient A/C functionality, leading to increased utility bills and restricted airflow. Replacing the air filter should be the first step in preparing your unit for spring.
Clean the Unit
Your HVAC system cannot function properly if the unit is covered in debris. Take time to clean the outside of your unit for maximum efficiency.
- Remove any leaves, sticks, or other debris that may have wedged into the unit.
- Use a brush to gently remove any dirt or dust from hard-to-reach places.
Perform an Inspection
During the winter, your unit likely endured cold, icy weather. As you prepare for spring, it’s a good idea to perform a general inspection of your unit. Look over your HVAC system to ensure it didn’t get damaged during the winter months. If any parts are missing or broken, take note and schedule a maintenance or repair appointment with our team of HVAC experts.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Outdated thermostats can lead to increased utility costs due to their inaccurate temperature control. If you notice your thermostat has inaccurate readings, consider upgrading to a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats offer new technology that communicates more accurately with your HVAC unit, allowing the system to run more efficiently, save on utility costs, and be more environmentally friendly.
Transfer or Extend Your Warranty
HVAC warranties are one of the ways to ensure your system is protected from costly repairs and damages. At Carolina Comfort Air, we offer a variety of warranty options that include coverage against unexpected repairs. Benefit from peace of mind by ensuring your system is covered by one of our warranty options.
Conduct a Test Run
In preparation for warmer months, it’s important to do a test run of your unit to ensure it is working properly before temperatures soar. It’s better to check that your unit is blowing cold air now than to find out your A/C is not running efficiently during the warmest months of the year.
Schedule a Maintenance Appointment
Carolina Comfort Air’s team of HVAC specialists provides superior service, installation, and maintenance needs for both homes and commercial properties throughout North Carolina. Regular maintenance will extend the life of your HVAC system as well as reduce the number of repairs needed in the future.
Contact us today to find out more information on our maintenance plans and how to keep your HVAC running strong all season long!