Why Spring is the Best Time for HVAC Maintenance
With spring rolling around and the new sunny hours, the birds chirping, and the warmer weather, a lot of people enjoy a good spring cleaning. On top of cleaning out old clothes and rearranging the living room, an often-overlooked task is to have your HVAC unit checked and cleaned thoroughly. Spring is the best time for HVAC maintenance!
Transition Between Heating and Cooling Smoothly
After a full winter of running only your heater, your cooling unit has had a long break from having to work. In this situation, an HVAC system is just like a car; when you don’t run it for a while, it struggles to get up to speed for the first few days! However, if you prepare your unit, it’ll run at its best levels as soon as you turn it on.
A professional can take a look at the unit and ensure that all of the parts are in working order. If anything needs to be fixed or replaced, they can quickly repair it. This will allow your system to run at its best level the first time you use it.
Just like anything else sitting idle for an extended period of time, an HVAC system that isn’t running will gather up a lot of dust and debris. This is why it’s important to go ahead and clean the system. This is the perfect time to replace all filters, and clean out any accessible ducts that may be harboring dust that will eventually find its way into your family’s lungs.
Cleaning your filters yourself may be tempting, but if you aren’t careful you could damage your unit. An HVAC system has a wide range of delicate parts, so it’s better for a trained service technician to remove or clean the filter for you.
Spring is a great time to have this done because the professional can remove all of the dust that was built up during the winter. When the spring comes, you’ll have a brand new filter ready to be used for cooling. Considering all of the pollen that is released during the spring, you’ll want your filter to be ready to handle it.
Spring’s mild temperatures are a great time to make the necessary maintenance your system may need. The temperatures may be warm enough not to need heat, but also cool enough so you don’t need to keep your HVAC running. If you do need a repair on your system, this makes it easier for a technician to get to whatever parts needed and fix them quickly without an urgent need or you having to endure an uncomfortable wait.
In colder areas, spring also gives a long-desired break from the snow. Some units can be buried beneath the snow which can make HVAC maintenance much more difficult, if not impossible. With the snow gone, professionals can easily access the unit and take a look at it. They can spot any troublesome areas and repair them as needed.
Regular HVAC maintenance on your system is vital to ensuring you can extend the unit’s lifespan for as long as possible, saving you money. Instead of wearing it down by forcing it to use the same outdated parts over and over, your system can work efficiently as it’s given care and attention and thoroughly cleaned each year.
Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance Today!
If you have any questions involving how to best cool or heat your home, call Hammock’s AC and speak with one of our seasoned technicians. We can inform, inspect, or repair any cooling or heating system in most cases quickly. We’ll improve your home’s indoor air quality and get your back to the comfort you deserve. To get started, you can call us or fill out a contact form today.