Spring is one of those times of the year when you can generally look forward to lower electric bills, as it isn’t too hot or too cold. It is also a great time of year to make sure your HVAC is ready for the summer.
When it is a nice day out, take your hose and wash the exterior condenser unit off to remove dirt and debris from the area. (Turn off the power first and remove leaves and branches from the metal pieces along the exterior.)
Indoors, sweep and dust the area around the indoor unit to help prevent allergens. While inside doing all of that, also check the ducts, condensate drip pan and drain, evaporator coils, and air handler for signs of mold. Small amounts can be cleaned on your own, but hire a professional if you have a big mold problem, as it can cause serious health issues.
Before it gets too hot and sticky, head up to the attic to check that the insulation is near 10 inches thick and provides a good cover in all parts of the attic.
Change your system filter at least once every few months, or every month if you have pets and/or allergies. There are also specific filters that do more than the average filter—look for those geared towards reducing allergies, if that is a concern.
Lastly, have a professional inspect your system twice a year to prevent any major issues popping up suddenly and to ultimately, save you money and time.
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