Tips on How to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Spring
If you’re located in El Paso, you’re probably enjoying the milder temperatures of winter. However, spring is right around the corner, so the intense summer heat is coming. While there are probably lots of things on your to-do list, getting your HVAC system ready for spring should be near the top.
Your HVAC system will be integral in protecting you and your home in the coming seasons. In addition to keeping you cool and comfortable, your air conditioner will protect your home from mold, mildew, and humidity. Therefore, getting it ready for spring is extremely important, and Omega Electrical is here with all the tips and tricks you need.
7 Tips to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Spring
Change Out Your Furnace Filter
Your furnace filter is one of your HVAC system’s most important and overlooked components. Its job is to purify the air that’s running through your ducts and furnace before it gets recirculated into your home. Over time, your filter accumulates so much dirt, dust, and debris that it gets clogged and starts to block the flow of air. Therefore, checking and changing your furnace filter periodically is important, especially after winter and before spring.
Install a Smart Thermostat
If you’re serious about saving money and helping your HVAC system operate more efficiently, you should install a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats learn your daily habits and preferences and automatically adjust for you. This typically leads to massive energy savings and less wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Clean Your Vents and Registers
Because winters in El Paso are fairly mild, you likely used your HVAC system sparingly. As a result, dirt and dust have had time to build up on top of your air vents and registers. Unless you take time to clean them before turning on your air conditioner this spring, all of that dirt will get circulated through your home, resulting in unclean air.
Clean Your Coils
In the same way that dirty vents and registers can lead to unclean air, so, too, can dirty coils. Your HVAC system has two sets of coils – the A-coil attached to your furnace and the AC coil inside your AC or heat pump unit. Dirt on your indoor A-coil will get circulated through your home, while a dirty AC coil will impede its ability to operate efficiently and spike your energy bills. Either way, you should clean your coils before starting your HVAC system this spring.
Clear the Area Around Your Outside Unit
Having shrubs and bushes around the outside of your outdoor unit is aesthetically pleasing, but they can also be a problem. If the shrubs get too close to your AC, they will block its airflow and result in an inefficient system.
Give Your System a Test Run
Before expecting your HVAC system to run full-tilt, you should give it a quick test run. This will allow you to see how the system is operating while listening to unwanted noises and sounds. Contact us immediately if your system doesn’t sound right, won’t turn on, or is causing any other type of issue.
Contact Omega Electrical for Professional HVAC Maintenance
While there are plenty of things you can do on your own, investing in professional maintenance is the best way to get your HVAC system ready for spring. An HVAC service technician can inspect, repair, and maintain certain aspects of your system that you can’t. This is especially true of the professionals at Omega Electrical. Each of our HVAC technicians is licensed, certified, knowledgeable, and more than capable of handling all your heating and cooling needs. Contact us online or call (915) 490-0929 to schedule an appointment today for all your residential and commercial HVAC needs!