Spring Cleaning Your HVAC Unit
Spring Cleaning is Around the CornerAs spring fever hits, and everyone is spring cleaning, spring isn't the only thing in the air. It is in the air conditioning, too! When humidity and warmer days begin, you can be sure the temperatures inside our homes are rising too. We all know what this means...it's time to turn on the air conditioning. How long has it been since you checked or maintained your HVAC system?
Don't Be a Hot Homeowner
If your system has a problem, you can get angry as well as feeling hot. Many people take for granted the importance of regular HVAC service. The problems that come with unchecked systems often have simple and affordable solutions. Common problems that we see on a regular basis can wreak havoc in even the newest AC units. This can cause leaks, broken condensers, and more.
Two occurrences can create big problems for outdoor condensing units. Rodents can house themselves inside the unit during the cold winter months. Here, they either die or chew through parts. Also, overgrown bushes or grass can begin to branch out too close and get wedged inside the fan or motor.
Some Do's and Don'ts for Staying Cool
Homeowners can add years of life to their HVAC system with regular filter changes. If there are units in hard to reach places, have an HVAC professional help you. A test of your thermostat can also be beneficial. If it is faulty, it can cause a unit to run too much causing larger monthly costs.
If a system is not cooling enough, you may want to turn the temperature down more. This can intensify a problem that you may not even know exists. How often should you get your HVAC system serviced? We recommend that you get your system looked at once or twice a year. The average system lasts about 8-10 years before you need a replacement.
Don't let “out of sight, out of mind” be your motto! Cleaning some of the working parts in the unit can extend the life and the functionality of your system. Stay cool and comfortable all year long. You'll have peace of mind that your units are working when you call our HVAC Professionals!