Prepare Your HVAC System for Spring

Spring is the perfect time to make sure your HVAC system is at its best. After a long winter, it’s important to ensure that your central air is ready for the warmer weather ahead. With the temperature going up, your air conditioning will be working harder to keep your home cool and comfortable. Here are some tips on how to prepare:

1. Replace Air Filters

One of the simplest things to do is to replace the air filters. Air filters need to be replaced every three months, but it’s a good idea to check them again before Spring. This will ensure that the air quality inside your home is excellent, and the system is not overloaded with dirty filters.

2. Schedule Regular Maintenance

Your HVAC system needs regular maintenance by a professional like MELDON HVAC. We can examine your system and identify potential issues before they become significant problems. We can also clean your AC system for optimal performance, which will save you money on energy bills along the way.

3. Clean Your Condenser

Your condenser unit also needs to be cleaned before Spring. The condenser is the outside unit that sits on the ground. In the Winter, dust, dirt, and debris can build up on the unit, causing it to work harder than it needs to. Use a garden hose to rinse off the condenser unit, and then use a soft-bristled brush to remove the dirt.

4. Check Thermostat Settings

Before the temperature rises, it’s essential to make sure the thermostat is set correctly. Check the thermostat settings to ensure that it is set to the right temperature for Spring. And if you have a programmable thermostat, set a schedule to save more money.

5. Verify Ductwork

Ductwork plays a crucial role in your HVAC system. After a long winter, check for holes, leaks, and gaps that may allow air to escape. Even minor leaks can reduce your system’s efficiency and cause your energy bills to skyrocket.

Preparing your HVAC system is essential to make sure it’s working efficiently and you are not spending more money on energy bills. By replacing air filters, scheduling regular maintenance, cleaning your condenser, checking thermostat settings, and verifying ductwork, you can significantly increase your AC system’s lifespan and avoid costly repairs down the line.

As always, MELDON HVAC is here to help. Give us a call at 765-568-9459.

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