In addition to cleaning up your house in preparation for spring, you should also look into scheduling the maintenance of your cooling and heating unit. To prepare for spring maintenance of your HVAC system, here’s a checklist you can use as a guide.
Clean the area around your unit
If you want to ensure that your HVAC unit is functioning well, you should first make certain that it’s clean on the inside as well as the outside. This is especially important following the winter season since debris or trash may have accumulated around it.
Change air filters
Ideally, heating and cooling air filters should be changed every one to three months. Even better would be to adopt a habit of checking your unit’s air filters every month to make sure that your home’s air quality is still good and everyone in your home is breathing clean air.
Clean and seal ducts
To make sure that your HVAC unit is functioning well, make it a point to schedule professional duct cleaning at least once every 5 years. Having someone check your ducts will also help ensure that there are no gaps or holes from which air can escape. If any are found, your duct cleaning professional will be able to seal them to prevent further leakage.
Upgrade to a smart thermostat
One of the new must-haves in home technology is a programmable smart thermostat. Having a smart thermostat provides a way for you to easily control the heating and cooling of the air in your home, even when you’re not at home. Smart thermostats also help to improve energy savings.
The best way to ready your HVAC for spring is by scheduling a tune-up service for your unit. Contact the professionals of Birdwell Heating and Cooling for all your installation, tune up, or cooling and heating repair needs. Call us today at (256) 229-3009. We serve clients in the areas of Athens and Rogersville, AL.