Get Your HVAC System Ready for Spring With These Services
Winter might seem like it lasts forever, but the cold temperatures and dreary weather will eventually give way to blooming flowers, leafy trees and everything else you expect to see in the spring throughout Santa Rosa or anywhere else in Marin County. While you might be tempted to spend every moment outside, you shouldn’t neglect the HVAC maintenance services you’ll need to get your equipment ready for the summer swelter. Here are a few ways to get your system ready for spring and beyond.
Replace Your Filters
Some services require the assistance of an HVAC technician, but this is one job you can take care of by yourself. Your climate control system’s filters are designed to remove impurities from the air, and it’s important to keep them in good working order for maximum efficiency. When installing a new filter, make note of the length of time it’s designed to last and write the day you should replace it on the calendar. Many units even have a space on the filter’s border to list the installation date for an easy reminder.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
Another thing you can do without help from a technician is a thorough cleaning of your HVAC system’s outdoor components. It’s easy for dirt and debris to accumulate around the unit when winter brings wind and rain, so give it a good once-over to make sure the air vents are free of obstructions. If weeds, shrubs and other plants are growing around the condenser, trim them back so there’s at least two feet of clearance. You should also look for chew marks, nesting materials and call a professional if you see any of these telltale signs that unwanted critters have taken up residence inside your equipment.
Tests, Calibration and Repairs
Once you’ve done everything within your own power, it’s time to call in an HVAC professional to handle the more complicated tasks. Your tech will perform a thorough inspection of every one of your system’s components and make repairs and adjustments if necessary. You can also have the service professional look at your thermostat to see if it’s calibrated properly and perform an adjustment or replacement if it’s not doing its job properly.
The machinery that warms and cools the air in your home is important, but don’t neglect the conduits that distribute comfort throughout the building. When spring rolls around, have an HVAC technician perform a few services to your ductwork:
Stay Comfortable This Spring
Now you have an idea about spring maintenance tasks for your HVAC system, it’s time to get to work. Once you’ve reached a point where you need professional assistance, turn to the experts at Next Level Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re licensed, bonded, insured, Diamond Certified and carry an A+ BBB rating. To schedule an appointment for an estimate, contact us through our website, LinkedIn, Facebook or call 707-228-9921 today.
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