Maintenance Tips

Spring HVAC Checklist

February 12, 2022

As the weather warms, it's time to get your home's air conditioning system ready for the scorching heat of summer. It's critical to get your HVAC system serviced each spring if you want high-quality indoor air. Maintenance may also help your system run more efficiently, save money on energy bills, and prevent the need for emergency repairs. 

Elmore Heating and Cooling can service your HVAC system before the summer heat arrives, so you can stay cool and comfortable all summer long.

We all know the benefits of spring cleaning, and we usually think about them in terms of things we can see around the house, cleaning out closets, cabinets, the pantry, or the garage. Even if you don't think about your HVAC unit when it comes to spring cleaning, giving it the attention it deserves will not only guarantee that it runs smoothly throughout the summer, but it will also help you keep the rest of the house clean and improve the overall air quality of your home.

Here's a rundown of spring-cleaning tips for your HVAC system and how they may help your family.

Replace Your Air Filters As Necessary 

Your home's air filters will collect dirt and debris over time, clogging the filters and reducing airflow. When this happens, your HVAC system will have to work harder to keep your house at a suitable temperature. Filters that are clogged will increase your utility expenses. You will save money on energy expenditures and your interior air quality will improve when you update your filters. During a maintenance or tune-up session, a skilled technician may show you how to replace your air filters if you don't know how.

Clean Up The Area Around The Unit

Dirt, dust, and grime can build up around your HVAC unit over the winter. The coils must be cleaned, and all dirt from the area around the unit must be removed. Keep an eye out for any bugs that have built a home in or around your HVAC condenser unit. Schedule a maintenance appointment so that a professional from Elmore HVAC can go over your unit for any damage and make any required repairs. While you should clean around the exterior of your unit on your own to avoid any injury, you should not open it up on your own. Cleaning the inside of your unit should be done only by an expert.

Upgrade Your Heating and Cooling System

HVAC maintenance can ensure that your system runs well throughout the spring and summer months. If you don't have a programmed thermostat, now is the time to get one. You may save up to 10% on your heating and cooling expenditures in a year by setting your thermostat to 78 degrees for 8 hours a day. While you can always regulate your thermostat manually, programming it allows you to maintain a more consistent temperature throughout the day. To update your thermostat, contact Elmore Heating and Cooling and have one installed by a skilled technician. 

Check and Clean the Registers

Check and clean the supply and return vents when you're scrubbing the flooring for spring cleaning. Check that all registers are open and that nothing (e.g., carpets, window coverings) is blocking them so that conditioned air can flow freely into every part of your home. Don't simply vacuum or wipe down the grills for a complete cleaning. Before vacuuming away dust and pet hair, remove them from the vents. Before replacing them, give them a good wash in warm, soapy water.

Clean Your Fans and Turn Them On 

Make care to dust the ceiling and other fans before turning them on during the warm spring days. This will assist to enhance the air quality in your house and circulate fresh air. It's also a good idea to open the windows to let fresh air in, especially if seasonal allergies aren't an issue. 

Fans in the bathroom and kitchen should not be overlooked! Remove the blade covers and clean them with soapy water or a light cleaning solution. (Be sure they aren't mistakenly turned "on" when you're doing this!)

Make An Appointment To Get Your HVAC System Serviced

The optimal time to arrange HVAC system maintenance is in the spring. You risk overworking your system if you wait until the hot weather arrives before having it serviced for the forthcoming cooling season. Elmore HVAC  technicians will visit your house to check refrigerant levels, adjust belt tension, replace any belts that need to be replaced, lubricate moving components, and ensure that your system is operating effectively. If you try to use your system without doing routine maintenance, it is more likely to break down and require emergency repairs.

HVAC maintenance and repairs might be an unexpected expenditure that you weren't expecting, which is why we offer flexible financing alternatives. Allowing the burden of paying for the entire service up front to prevent you from being cool in the summer or warm in the winter is unnecessary. Elmore provides affordable financing options for everyone, as well as unit servicing in the fall and spring to guarantee that your unit is ready for any season. See why Elmore is the top HVAC company in Idyllwild and the surrounding areas by calling us and scheduling your service 951-345-0573.

February 12, 2022

Bryce from Elmore HVAC

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