Is your home ready for the Fall? From landscaping to painting, home improvement projects can keep you pretty busy on the weekends, but it is important to remember to take care of one of the most important systems in your home —the air conditioning unit.
Here are 5 HVAC maintenance tips to make sure your AC unit is ready for the Fall.
Top HVAC Maintenance Tips to Prep Your Air Conditioner
- Replace or Clean Your Air Filter
- Check Your Thermostat
- Maintain the Area Around Your Outside Unit
- Clean Your Interior Vents and Grilles
- Schedule Preventative Maintenance
Just like the air filter in your car, your HVAC filter keeps the internal components running smoothly and efficiently. It is often located at the return air grill in a central room in the house. The filter may also be in the unit itself inside the blower or on the bottom, top, or side of the unit.
How is your thermostat working? Does it respond properly and keep your home at the right temperature? If you have an older mechanical one, you may want to consider switching to a programmable thermostat. These are more efficient and can help save money on your monthly utility bills.
Make sure your outside unit has plenty of room to “breathe.” Plants, vines, and shrubs can grow pretty quickly in Florida, and it is important to keep these clear of your HVAC unit to allow sufficient airflow. A standard guideline is from two to three feet of space all the way around. A little weed whacking and trimming can go a long way for the health of your air conditioning system.
Check all of the vents and grilles in your home and dust or vacuum them to help with maximum airflow too. Plus, this, along with a clean air filter, can help keep the interior air quality in your home at its best. This is particularly important for homes that have young children, older relatives, or individuals with compromised immune systems.
Professionals will do a thorough job to keep one of the most important systems in your home running well. Easy A/C has a sixteen point checklist to maintain the health of your HVAC and fix minor issues before they become major problems. This will extend the life of your unit and help to keep your utility bills from going out of control due to operational inefficiencies.
Call Easy AC today at 813 COLD AIR (813-265-3247) for a tune-up or contact us here. Florida homeowners have to run their air conditioning systems pretty hard, and we want to help you make your system last, help reduce your utility bills, and prevent those dreaded emergency calls when your system fails.