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Your HVAC Spring To-Do List

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Spring Air Conditioning System Mainteance Tips

When it comes to your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, or HVAC, system, avoiding certain behaviors and ensuring you don’t neglect proper maintenance is critical to keeping your system functioning. To protect your family’s health and to keep your HVAC system in top shape, here is your spring to-do list.

To protect your family’s health and to keep your HVAC system in top shape, following these air conditioning maintenace tips in the early Spring:

Change Your Air Filter

This is one of the most important things you can do to keep your AC running efficiently. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow and make your AC work harder, which can lead to higher energy bills and premature wear and tear on the system. Change your air filter every 1-3 months, or more often if you have pets or allergies.

Clean the Outside Condenser Unit

The condenser unit is the part of your AC system that sits outside your home. It is responsible for dissipating heat from your home into the atmosphere. Over the winter, the condenser unit can collect dirt, leaves, and other debris. Clean the condenser unit with a hose and brush to remove any debris. Be careful not to spray water on the electrical components.

Inspect the Ductwork

Ductwork is the system of pipes that delivers cooled air to your home. Over time, ductwork can develop leaks and holes, which can allow cooled air to escape and reduce the efficiency of your AC system. Inspect the ductwork for any leaks or holes and seal them with duct tape or mastic sealant.

Test the Thermostat

Make sure that your thermostat is working properly and that it is set to the correct temperature. You may also want to consider installing a programmable thermostat, which can help you save energy by automatically adjusting the temperature of your home when you are not there.

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