With spring quickly approaching, it is vital to ensure that your HVAC unit is prepared to handle the season’s heat. Our Air Tech of Pasadena team wants to ensure you are fully prepared for the spring. Throughout this blog, we will be providing a checklist to prepare your HVAC units for the spring.
Seasonal AC Tune-Up
Firstly, you should schedule your seasonal tune-up to make sure that your unit is in optimal condition for the upcoming season. Preventive HVAC maintenance can improve your system’s efficiency and will overall help to ensure your system is ready for spring. With that being said, here are some things we’ll do to ensure your system is ready for the spring.
Check Refrigerant Levels
Your AC unit relies upon refrigerant to provide your home with cool air. So, when the refrigerant level is low, your air conditioner will blow out warm air rather than cold.
Inspect Coils and Fins of the Unit
Your air conditioner coils and fins often get out of shape. Fins that are bent can often block airflow and create your unit to overheat. When homeowners ignore bent coils and fins, it can cause severe damage to your system over time.
Clean Any Dirt and Debris
Dirt and debris can quickly get into your air conditioning unit over the winter and fall. During your inspection, our team will get into all the nooks and crannies of your HVAC unit to ensure it is as clean as new.
Replace Any Worn Pieces
There may be some worn pieces of your unit that we can quickly fix during your tune-up session.
Test For Any Issues
Along with all other checks and balances, our team will test any other issues that may be hiding. There are some things that we recommend homeowners can do if they cannot schedule their seasonal tune-up right away.
Change Air Filters
Regularly changing your air filters is vital to ensure your system works efficiently and you are breathing clean air. Clogged air filters can cause your system to overheat by restricting airflow. We recommend homeowners check their air filters at least every two weeks.
Clean Around Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit
We will ensure to clean your AC units during your seasonal tune-up thoroughly. Despite this, it is still vital to ensure the area around your unit is clean throughout the season.
Check up on your outdoor unit to make sure there isn’t any big debris near the area.
Clean Any Indoor Units
Indoor units are also essential to watch to ensure they stay as clean as possible. This includes regularly dusting your indoor units. Dust can quickly build up around these units and cause the airflow to be blocked.
Check Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential in keeping everyone in your home safe by ensuring they are breathing clean, fresh air. By preparing your home for excellent IAQ, you can better protect your family from seasonal allergies.
If you are ready to prepare your Pasadena home for the spring, give us a call today to schedule your seasonal inspection. Our Air Tech of Pasadena team wants to ensure all homeowners are equipped for the hot spring and summer months.