HVAC Spring Maintenance Checklist
Spring is just around the corner, and it’s a perfect time to check on your HVAC system. Preparing everything in advance is an extremely smart move. If you make sure everything runs smoothly, you won’t have to worry about it when the time to cool down your place comes. We suggest writing, as it’s harder to forget about something when you can always look at the list and double-check everything. Here are some ideas on what to put on the spring HVAC maintenance checklist.
DIY vs. professional
Firstly, a little side note. There are certain things about cleaning and maintenance of HVAC that you can DIY, but others require professionals. Make sure you are safe, and if you aren’t sure about anything, contact your HVAC cleaning/maintenance crew. Therefore, we have decided to offer you two different lists – one for the things you can do alone, and the other to follow when your HVAC maintenance crew arrives.
DIY list idea
What should be on your DIY HVAC spring prep/maintenance list:
- Change the indoor air filters
- Check up on the outdoor unit and condenser. Carefully check is there any debris, dirt, or anything that shouldn’t be near the outdoor unit. Trim the plants and bushes around the unit.
- Clean your air conditioner’s condensation pipe with vinegar. Vinegar is a natural cleaning agent, and it’s also great for removing any odors, bacteria and fungi.
- Check the thermostat and change the batteries if needed
Professional list – what can you expect:
- Your HVAC technician will do a thorough visual check of the whole system
- Check for eventual air blockages and remove them
- Do a checkup on electric components and wires
- Ensure the thermostat is working and reading the right temperature
- Inspect the heating elements for eventual damages, and suggest repair if needed
- Check if there are any air leaks
- Check the levels of carbon monoxide
- Do eventual smaller repairs after consulting with you
Regular maintenance is the key to HVAC’s longevity. Spring and fall are the best seasons for checkups, service, and cleaning, as the temperatures are milder. Prepare your HVAC for the next season in advance, and be carefree when the temperatures start to rise.
Contact us if your HVAC needs professional cleaning.