HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Taking care of your heating and cooling system seasonally can benefit your system as a whole by expanding the lifespan of your unit. Spring cleaning can take your system a long way, and maintaining your unit is important for your system’s overall health.
Take care of your unit with this maintenance checklist to minimize your need for repairs this year! Keep reading to see what tasks you should add to your to-do list this spring.
1. Change Air Filters Regularly
One piece of advice that you should always consider when maintaining your HVAC system is to change your air filter on a regular basis, or even on a schedule. The air filter is made to help trap debris, allergens like dust, and pet dander, and help keep bacteria like mold from entering your air.
If your filter is dirty and hasn’t been cleaned or changed in a while, airflow will be restricted from reaching your unit. No airflow can cause mold to grow and make your system work harder than it should. For optimal performance and clean air, always change your air filter. And if you forget, choose a day to mark on your calendar every month to change it.
2. Vacuum Vents
Air vents are usually filled with dust and are often overlooked. Take some time to vacuum your vents to remove dust and buildup like lent. Vacuuming the vents will keep dust from blowing throughout your home when you’re ready to use your air conditioner.
If you’ve never vacuumed your vents, you can easily do this by unscrewing the vent cover using a screwdriver. The vent cover can be cleaned with soapy water to remove any dust or dirt covering it. And, when you’re ready, use the hose on your vacuum cleaner to remove dust and debris from the inside of the vent.
3. Clean Around the HVAC Unit
Spring cleaning shouldn’t only be limited to the inside of your home. You can get a little cleaning done outside around your HVAC unit too! During the winter, debris like tree branches, dead leaves from bushes, and other winter weeds and plants can wreak havoc on your yard and where your HVAC is located.
Clear any debris around the unit to prevent any problems or damage. Remove dirt with a water hose and use a rake to clear leaves and clippings.
4. Test the Air Conditioning
Weather conditions can change unexpectedly sometimes, so it’s best to prepare for warmer weather ahead of time. To make sure your air conditioning isn’t experiencing any issues this spring and as the weather warms up, you should test your air conditioner on a warm day.
Don’t wait for the first hottest day to arrive, testing the air conditioning in advance will give you an opportunity to schedule any repairs or replacements you may need.
5. Upgrade Your Thermostat
If your thermostat is on the older side, upgrading it to a newer one like a programmable thermostat will keep your HVAC unit running efficiently for a longer period of time. A programmable thermostat will help you save money on your energy bill this spring and will maximize your unit’s energy usage while also expanding its lifespan and reducing the need for repairs.
6. Schedule HVAC Maintenance with Infinity Air Solutions
When your system needs maintenance or repairs, you need an experienced company you can rely on. Our team at Infinity Air Solutions is here to help you take care of your system. Give us a call at (205) 291-4869 when you’re ready to schedule your maintenance appointment any time of the year!