The summer months put a different kind of demand on your HVAC system.
Your furnace may have gotten quite a workout during the winter months. The demands of heating your home can cause wear and tear on your system and may cause it to need a little repair to provide the cooling needed for warmer weather. When spring comes, it’s a good time to prepare your system for the demands of cooling during the warm summer months. A little time and attention will ensure that your HVAC system is ready to keep you comfortable during warm weather.
Inspect the Outdoor Unit
Take a look around the outside unit of your HVAC system. Winter winds may have blown a variety of debris onto the unit, which can reduce efficient operation. Remove and discard any papers, twigs, leaves, or other items from around the unit, to allow the free flow of air that is needed for the effective operation of your system.
Clean the Drain Line
Algae and mold can grow inside your system’s condensate drain line. This growth can prevent the flow of moisture that builds up from the evaporator coil. Check the drain pan of your system. If it contains moisture, your drain line may be clogged. You can remove clogs in the line yourself, with a wet/dry shop vacuum, or call a heating and cooling company to perform this task for you.
Change Your Air Filter
One of the most important ways to help your HVAC system’s operation is to change the air filter on a regular basis. During the winter, the filter may have picked up dirt, smoke, kitchen grease, and other debris that clogs the filter and prevents the flow of heated or cooled air into your home. A new filter changed every 90 days will help to keep the air clean and will keep your air-conditioning system running efficiently for the warm weather.
Do A Test Run
As the spring weather begins to warm up, try a test run of your air-conditioning system. You may notice some sounds, smells, or other indications that the system needs an inspection and possible repair. If you get this task done before the hot months, you will be ready to enjoy cool, indoor temperatures when the temperatures begin to rise.
Call an HVAC Professional For A Tune-up
During hard winter use, your furnace/air conditioning system can experience significant wear and tear. Parts may become loosened, work, or may require lubrication to function properly. A reliable local HVAC professional can provide a thorough inspection and tune-up for your system, so it will be ready for heavy use during the summer.
Dandi HVAC Services Can Help Prep Your System For Summer Weather
With a reputation for technical knowledge and excellence in customer service, Dandi HVAC Services provides maintenance and installation of residential and commercial HVAC systems, duct cleaning, and water heater repairs and installation. Contact Dandi HVAC Services today for service that will help your HVAC system perform efficiently, so you can enjoy the summer.