When you’re getting ready for warmer temperatures here in Fairfax, VA, you want to make sure that your HVAC system is ready to keep up. You don’t want to wait until summer temperatures reach their highest before you get your HVAC system prepared to combat the heat. Fortunately, you can follow these spring HVAC maintenance tips to help make sure your system is ready.
1. Clear Nearby Debris
It’s not uncommon for debris to build up around your outdoor unit during fall and winter. That debris might stay there because you’re not spending as much time outside tidying up the yard. As part of your spring cleaning checklist, clear any debris from around the outdoor unit to ensure that it gets enough airflow.
2. Schedule Duct Cleaning
It’s recommended that you have your air ducts cleaned every 5 years or so, before you start using your air conditioner. Dust, bacterial growth and other allergens can build up on the inside of your ductwork and then find their way into your home. Professional duct cleaning ensures that none of these potential contaminants find their way into your home.
3. HVAC Maintenance Includes Replacing Your HVAC Filter
Filter replacement is one of the most forgotten HVAC tasks for homeowners. The filters in your home’s HVAC system go through a lot while they try to stop dust, dirt and allergens from getting inside. When they get clogged up with dirt and debris, not only does it lower your indoor air quality, but it also causes your system to run more, which leads to an increase in your utility bills.
Making sure that you schedule yearly HVAC maintenance serves multiple purposes. Not only does it lead to a more efficient HVAC system, but it can also add years to your system’s lifespan. Call Vernon Heating and Air Conditioning today to find out about our maintenance offers and other services.
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