Spring Maintenance Checklist
April 4th, 2019 by cverdone
Every spring there are the same basic HVAC maintenance rituals to complete in order to keep your HVAC unit performing at its best. We put together the following tips to help our customers get the information they need.
Starting With Filters
Any good HVAC unit depends on its filters to do a lot of the heavy lifting. While different houses have different replacement schedules based on pollutants and pets, it is not a bad idea to at least look at them before spring begins, especially if the occupants have severe allergies. Of course, while you are looking at the filters it is a good idea to look at the ducts themselves to make sure that they are in good repair and reasonably clean. Do not hesitate to call in an HVAC professional if the ducts are in need of repair.
The Air Conditioning Unit
As most areas have heavy precipitation of some form during the winter and that can create problems with anything left outside, it is a good idea to make sure that the air conditioning unit is in good repair and that nothing obstructs its openings and outlets. Since the slightest problem can create major problems during its peak, contact an HVAC professional to deal with any significant problems. Keep in mind that intake valves and power cords need to be looked at as well, as well as where it connects with the house; no issue is too big to ignore.
Your HVAC system does its best when the house is as airtight as possible. While this is obviously neither possible nor ideal, it does mean that you should do a reasonably thorough inspection of the house in order to ensure that the house is in good shape given the variables when it comes to good circulation. This means that the roof and gutters should be looked at and cleaned, and tiles replaced if necessary. The house should be dusted and vacuumed, especially in homes with multiple shedding pets. Windows and blinds inspected to make sure that they are in good condition, especially when it comes to blocking the sun and keeping air inside.
By following this checklist your HVAC maintenance should go quickly and should help to ensure that your HVAC system is ready for the coming summer. Do not be afraid to stockpile materials, especially as sales come up, as they are sometimes discontinued or otherwise unavailable. Nonetheless, these rituals should make your life a lot easier and allow you to breathe a lot easier in summer. Contact Thornton today for more information.