The cold weather should be moving out, with warm weather moving in soon. It’s almost spring! But before you start celebrating, you should get your HVAC system ready for the temperature change. We have a few suggestions to help make this transition as smooth as possible.
1. Inspect the outdoor unit panels
These panels are designed to enclose the electrical connections and must be in place to help protect both you and the system. After a long winter of rain, sleet, snow, and high winds, you have to make sure the integrity of your system is still intact. If a panel is missing or damaged, this could potentially lead to the system failing.
2. Inspect and straighten fins
Condenser fins are positioned on the covering of your condenser unit outdoors. They assist with airflow and heat extraction. Fins can be easily bent and damaged. If they are bent, you should be able to bend them back to their normal position with ease. If left bent, they can cause your HVAC system to work harder and longer causing excessive wear on your system.
3. Change your air filter
Chances are you don’t change your air filter every month. But changing the air filter is one of the easiest ways to ensure your HVAC system runs efficiently. Set a reminder to inspect, clean and replace air filters at the start of each season. A dirty filter can run your energy bill up and harm your HVAC system in the process! Staying proactive is key to maintaining a healthy HVAC system year-round.
4. Schedule an AC tune-up
Your AC system has been sitting dormant for months. So just like your car, it’s smart to warm up your system and take it for a “test drive.” A local expert can perform an air conditioning tune-up that will prevent costly repairs down the road.
Your friends at MoreVent would love to give you a helping hand with preparing your HVAC system for the new season. If you live in Chester, Delaware, New Castle or Montgomery County areas and would like to talk to our experts about a precision AC tune-up or any other service, give us a call at (610) 444-3333 or schedule an appointment online.