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How to Prepare Your AC Unit For Spring

April 14, 2022 | Blog

As we prepare for warmer weather in Eureka Springs, you may wonder what you can do to prepare your home for spring and summer. While you’re doing your annual spring cleaning, add your HVAC system to the list as well!

Where should you start? Well, at Island Airco, we’ve compiled a list of simple tips to make sure your AC unit runs as efficiently as possible all season long. Read below to learn more!

What Are the Best Ways to Prepare my HVAC System for Spring?

HVAC units are a very important component of your home, not only for heating and cooling purposes but for preserving your indoor air quality as well.

Taking care of your HVAC system throughout the year is key and can make things easier for you in the long run. But what steps can you take to make sure your unit is in perfect shape for warmer weather?

Preventative HVAC Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is a key way to make sure your system is running as efficiently as it should be. An important aspect of maintenance is scheduling biannual tune-ups in the spring and summer. Tune-ups are inspections done on your system by a professional technician and include the following:

  • Inspecting for oil leaks
  • Cleaning the condenser coil
  • Lubricating shaft bearings
  • Checking for any irregular noises
  • Part calibration
  • Complete system inspection

A trained technician can identify the first signs of a potential problem with your unit before it has the chance to escalate. Maintenance can have several benefits, including lower energy bills, longer life for your system, fewer yearly repairs and increased efficiency in your home.

Change Your Air Filters

Changing your air filters on time is not always as easy as it seems. With all the important home improvements on your plate, air filters can be easily forgotten about, which can affect airflow throughout your home and actually harm your system.

Make sure you are periodically checking your filters and replacing them as needed. This will usually be once every 90 days, or more often if you have pets or family members with allergies.

Clean Your Outdoor Unit

A simple cleaning of your outdoor AC unit can work wonders for your airflow. Start by visually inspecting your unit and removing any fallen leaves and debris that may have collected on the outside or in the coils.

Next, turn off your system at the power source and give it a sweeping spray with a hose to dislodge any dirt from the unit.

Clean Your Vents

Don’t forget to clean your vents and supply registers as a part of your spring checklist! You can easily do this by vacuuming them to remove any dust, dirt or pet hair that may have collected on them over time.

Before you do clean your vents, make sure your system is completely turned off. When you’re done cleaning, simply turn your power back on and your vents will be good as new!

A professional duct cleaning is also worth considering as it boosts your system’s airflow and improves your indoor air quality.

Call Island Airco to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance!

Whether you’re ready for HVAC maintenance, want to schedule a duct cleaning, or just have a few more questions about preparing your HVAC system for spring, we’ve got you covered! At Island Airco, we have proudly served Eureka Springs and the surrounding area for years and we would be happy to add you to our list of happy customers.

When you schedule service with us, our team of professional technicians will make sure you and your home are taken care of. Call us today to schedule!

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