Spring is coming to Carrollton, which means it’s time for your annual spring HVAC maintenance. Your HVAC system needs to be inspected and properly cared for to make sure it’s running efficiently and ready for the coming cooling season. Some of this maintenance you can do yourself, while some will require the help of an HVAC technician.
- Change the air filter. This should be done at least every three months, regardless of the season. If the air filter is clogged, not only does it let allergens and contaminants into your home’s air, but it also reduces airflow. This puts undue stress on your HVAC system, wasting energy, causing damage and making it burn out more quickly. Check the air filter once a month and replace it at least every three months or whenever buildup becomes visible.
- Test the system. If your cooling system has problems, you need to find out now before you start using it regularly. Turn on the HVAC system to make sure it runs smoothly and that cool air is coming out. Turn the thermostat down about 10 degrees to see if the system kicks in. If you find any problems, noises or funny smells, tell your HVAC technician about them during the system’s tune-up.
- Schedule a tune-up. After you’ve taken care of basic maintenance tasks, call an HVAC technician to do the rest. This includes tasks like cleaning the coils, oiling and tightening the various system components, cleaning debris from inside the unit, checking refrigerant levels, and more. An annual tune-up extends the life of the HVAC system by keeping it running smoothly and efficiently for as long as possible.
- Upgrade. Investing in a programmable thermostat can help you save energy by switching to a more efficient setting while no one’s home. And a new, Energy Star-certified HVAC system is guaranteed to save you money and energy without sacrificing performance. If you’re looking to upgrade, now’s the perfect time before heating season starts and the increased demand raises prices and wait times.
Learn more about HVAC maintenance provided by Merrell Air Conditioning or contact us today at (770) 872-4171 to schedule a appointment that’s convenient for you!