As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start preparing your home and your HVAC system for the hot summer months that lay ahead! One of the best things you can do for your equipment is preventive seasonal HVAC maintenance in the spring to ensure your air conditioner runs at peak efficiency, just in time for the hot, humid weather!
Properly maintaining your HVAC system will improve its efficiency, lower your energy bills and prevent you from having to make costly emergency repairs. After all, no one wants to be stuck with an underperforming air conditioner in the middle of a sweltering hot summer day!
You can do many things at home to prepare your HVAC system for the heat; however, you should schedule annual service and maintenance appointments with a team of professionals to keep your home HVAC system running smoothly all year long.
Here is our Ultimate Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist:
1. Replace your air filters
Over time your HVAC air filters become clogged with built-up dust, dirt and debris. When this happens, your system has to work harder to keep temperatures in your home comfortable. A dirty filter can restrict airflow, waste energy and even damage your system. Avoid an increase in energy costs and replace your air filters every three months. Not only will your equipment work more efficiently, but your indoor air quality will improve significantly. An AtlasCare HVAC technician will gladly show you how to change your air filters during a maintenance or service appointment!
2. Clean around your A/C unit and remove the cover
As you prepare for summer use of your air conditioner, you need to clean up the dirt and debris left behind from the winter season. Clear any leaves from your air conditioner’s top grill and trim nearby bushes or shrubs to create two feet of clearance around your outdoor unit. You should also schedule a maintenance appointment with a professional to have your air conditioner inspected for any damage that happened over the winter and fix any necessary repairs.
Don’t forget to take the cover off your A/C unit! This simple step is essential since your system won’t work correctly with the cover on.
3. Check your air conditioner’s refrigerant lines.
Adjust the refrigerant levels according to your system. Too much or too little refrigerant will reduce the efficiency of your equipment and increase your energy costs. Check the refrigerant lines to be sure they are not worn, detached or leaking. For the best results, call an HVAC professional!
4. Keep your unit level.
To ensure your unit is functioning correctly, you want to be sure it is properly levelled outside. Over time the concrete pad under the unit can sink or tip to one side, putting strain on the coolant lines. To avoid damage to your air conditioner, make sure to check it is level on the ground every couple of months.
5. Adjust your thermostat
Ensure your heating and cooling systems work correctly by setting the thermostat to cooling mode and run the air conditioner for 15 minutes when you first turn it on. If you don’t have a smart thermostat, you may want to consider having one installed this spring. The convenience and control of a smart thermostat will save you time, money and hassle! Give us a call to schedule a headache-free smart thermostat installation.
6. Schedule your HVAC maintenance appointment
Spring is the best time to schedule your annual HVAC maintenance appointment! Don’t wait until the warm weather hits to have your air conditioner serviced, as you run the risk of being left without cool air in the middle of a sweltering summer day. Without proper maintenance of your HVAC system, there is a greater chance it will need costly emergency repairs or replacement. If you wait too long to schedule maintenance on your air conditioner, your wait time could be longer than expected, as others may be in line ahead of you.
AtlasCare Serves Cooling Service and Maintenance in Style
AtlasCare HVAC technicians help prolong your air conditioning unit’s life and increase energy consumption by up to 30% by giving it the care it deserves. Do you know if your air conditioner is working efficiently? Our team of experts provides solutions to your needs, including air conditioning repairs, maintenance and installation! We offer award-winning air conditioning services in the GTA.
Need to replace your A/C unit? We’ll give you our expert recommendations to make sure your home is cool and comfortable all summer long. After installation, we will show you how to use the equipment and help you manage your thermostat!
We don’t flirt with dirt! AtlasCare experts leave your home as clean as they found it.
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