If you’re currently in spring cleaning mode around your home, don’t forget about your HVAC system. Spending a bit of time and money now, will pay big dividends on your monthly utility bills while improving your home’s comfort all year long. These five tips will help keep everything running properly, even during the hottest days of spring and summer.
1. Change Your Air Filter
If your filter is clogged, it can restrict air flow. Your air filter is one of the most important HVAC components and should be changed at least monthly from April to September.
2. Clean Your Evaporator Coil
The external evaporator coil needs to be cleaned to work efficiently. A dirty or clogged coil results in reduced indoor air flow. This causes inefficient cooling which may be the reason your home seems to take forever to cool down. A dirty coil impacts other HVAC components leading to potential component damage and system malfunction.
3. Clear the Condensate Drain
A clogged condensate drain pipe will cause your AC drain pan to overflow. Drain lines can be blocked by rust, dirt, algae, and other debris. The condensate drain line is critical to the proper functioning of your HVAC system. The drain line’s most important function is to drain excess moisture outside of your home. When air is cooled inside your AC system, humidity is released. The humidity turns into condensation and the condensate line keeps moisture from building up inside your home and HVAC unit. Moisture can lead to mold, mildew, and corrosion. Check the drain line located near the outdoor condenser unit and make sure it’s not restricted by vegetation or blocked by dirt or debris.
4. Check the Outside HVAC Unit
Check your outdoor HVAC unit to make certain it’s not blocked by leaves, grass clippings, gravel, or sticks. Clear the top and sides from excess debris and clear a three-foot radius around the unit to ensure nothing is blocking air flow.
5. Schedule an AC Check-Up
Some HVAC spring cleaning tasks can be easily done by you or a family member, and others require the assistance of a skilled HVAC technician. Scheduling a spring maintenance appointment is necessary to make certain your entire AC system is running safely and efficiently for the impending summer heat. Your expert technicians at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating will conduct a complete inspection, servicing, and cleaning, ensuring your HVAC system and all its parts are working properly.
Regular cleaning and maintenance provide many benefits. It keeps your HVAC system running smoothly, with less system breakdowns, fewer hassles, and longer system lifespan. Don’t wait another day. Call your locally owned HVAC professionals at Bruce’s at 480-968-5652 to schedule spring maintenance.