Posted on: 3 May 2021
The spring weather is here, and it is time to start with cleaning and things like HVAC maintenance. First, the furnace needs to be prepared to be turned off until the cold weather comes back. Your AC is also going to need to have maintenance done. The following HVAC maintenance will prepare your system for the summer months that will be here soon:
Furnace Maintenance and Repairs
The heating is the first area to start with for HVAC maintenance this spring. If the nights are still cool where you live, you may not want to turn the heating off yet. Thus, you need to continue with regular maintenance like changing the filter and checking the furnace. When it's time to turn the heating off, you will need to do more seasonal maintenance. This upkeep should include cleaning the furnace and other equipment. You will also want to have a thorough inspection of your furnace done before turning it off.
Air Filters and Ductwork
The air filters of your HVAC system all need to be changed or cleaned when doing spring maintenance. This will ensure your system has good airflow and reduces airborne allergens before the spring weather and pollen starts. The ducts are another area that will need some maintenance when changing the air filters. Before you switch to air conditioning, you want to inspect all the ducts to ensure there are no leaks or damage that need to be repaired. You may also need to adjust dampers to switch your system from heating to air conditioning before the summer.
The air conditioning also needs to have thorough maintenance done before it is turned on. This maintenance should start with removing the cover on the condensing unit and cleaning the components. The unit should also be inspected for damage that may have been caused by debris and winter weather. After doing any repairs that are needed, the AC can have a complete tune-up to ensure it is working efficiently during summer heatwaves. A complete tune-up will include inspecting the system, checking refrigerant levels, and calibrating the AC with your HVAC thermostat.
The maintenance that you do this spring will prevent a lot of problems with your HVAC system. Contact an HVAC maintenance service company for more information. You can also ask about a maintenance contract to deal with the maintenance that needs to be done throughout the season.Share