Getting Your HVAC System Ready for Spring

HVAC Maintenance Spring

Raise your hand if you’re over winter. Don’t worry, we are too. As we wait for Spring to come around, it’s time to make sure your outdoor unit is ready for the warmer weather. There’s nothing more frustrating than when the seasons change, you turn your AC or heater on and nothing happens. Most of the time there is an easy fix to this issue, and sometimes it might mean you need a new unit. You don’t want to wait until it’s scorching hot outside to turn on your AC and realize you need a new one. So, here are some ways to make sure your home is ready for the warmer months.

Install a new air filter. As the seasons change you need to change out your air filter. If you have pets, or smoke it’s a good idea to change your filters more often as dander and smoke can clog your filters quickly and cause issues with the unit distributing air throughout your home. This will also help your HVAC run more efficiently and produce higher quality indoor air for you and your family.

Make sure all vents are uncovered and unobstructed. Having furniture or rugs covering your vents can result in uneven cooling. Make sure you go into each room and uncover your vents. You can also use a vacuum hose to clean them out. Dirt can get in there and clog them making it difficult for your unit to properly cool your home. 

Inspect your outdoor unit. As fall and winter roll through the area leaves, limbs, branches, and more can cause damage to your outdoor unit. You’ll definitely want to wait until the snow has melted to go out and check, but if you notice any damage contact Wichita Heating & Air, and we can come make any repairs. If the weather is warm enough you’ll also want to clear any debris or vegetation that has grown around your unit. This can restrict the airflow and make your AC work overtime. You’ll also want to clean your coils and make sure the drain line isn’t clogged.

Testing the cooling function is also important. We don’t suggest doing this on a super cold day, but turning on your AC listening for a strange noise, and paying attention to any odd smells is a good idea before summer gets here. It’s good to have it run through a whole cycle so you don’t miss any underlying issues. If there are any issues with your air conditioner call your local HVAC experts to come address the issues before it gets too hot outside.

The final, and probably most important step is to schedule professional maintenance. Having maintenance done on your HVAC systems before you turn them on and after their season is over is a great way to keep your furnace and air conditioner running smoothly and keeping you at the perfect temperature in your home. Wichita Heating & Air is here to help you with all of your heating and cooling needs. Give us a call today and we’ll make sure your systems are ready for every season.