Summer is just around the corner and the hot Texas temperatures are coming with it. Ensure that your HVAC system is ready with our HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist. Professionals recommend the springtime to clean and inspect your air conditioning system to ensure optimum efficiency going into the summer months. This allows you to catch small problems that could compromise your home’s comfort levels during the summer. Prepare your home with the following tips:
The recommended temperature in the summer months is 78°. This will keep your air conditioning from running too frequently, while maintaining a comfortable environment.
Clear Around the Outdoor Unit
Air conditioning systems need 12 to 18 inches of clearance space to work properly. Sweep away fallen leaves, branches, dirt, and debris around the outdoor HVAC system. Additionally, cut back bushes, grass, and other plants so they don’t touch or crowd it.
Schedule Duct Cleaning
Leaks in ducting can make a home feel uncomfortable, humid, and dusty. They also waste energy as leaks can cause air to fill areas between walls. We recommend a good cleaning every five to seven years.
Keep your A/C system running reliably and efficiently during the summer months by having the system professionally cleaned and inspected. A thorough evaluation can prevent unnecessary wear and tear and reduce the risk of an expensive breakdown.
Change HVAC Filter
Clean filters keep the air in your home healthy and maintain an HVAC system’s efficiency. We recommend changing your filter every 3 months. If you have pets or someone in the home with allergies, filters should be changed every 30 days.
Spring is a great time to vacuum registers to clear any dust and debris that has accumulated.
Turn on Air Conditioner
Give the AC a test run to learn of any issues that a professional should address before the high summer temperatures.
Install Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is a great energy saving tool that sets the HVAC unit to your specified temperature throughout the day. With smart thermostats, you can control the temperature from a smartphone or computer.