As spring approaches and temperatures start to rise, it is the perfect time to gather HVAC tips for your home maintenance to-do list.

When homeowners wait until the first heatwave to turn on their AC units are surprised to learn their unit doesn’t work. With this experience, comes the reality HVAC businesses are booked and the cost of repairs could be more than expected.

By doing spring air conditioner maintenance, you catch issues early and can get repairs done before the big surge in service calls. If you’re lucky the company you choose may offer an HVAC maintenance contract.

Are you wondering what spring maintenance tips you should use? Keep reading for these useful tips for your HVAC unit.

Why Follow These HVAC Tips?

These tips are provided to show the basic steps a homeowner can take to extend the life of their HVAC unit. With proper care and maintenance, your unit will provide air quality and comfort regardless of the season.

It is also recommended in addition to these simple tips, homeowners develop a relationship with a local HVAC company.

Change Your Air Filters

Air filters located with the home’s air handlers provide an important function. It is important to change your filters at a minimum of every 90 days to ensure good air quality. Filters are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at any home improvement store.

Ensure Your Unit Has a Clearance

Most HVAC systems have two components. The main unit which is located inside the garage or the attic, and the compressor which is located outside.

For the inside unit, do not place items on or near the unit. Maintain shrubbery and tree limbs near the compressor so they do not block or grow into the unit.

Blockage can cause the unit to overheat and lead to other damage.

Check for Tears in the Air Ducts

The air ducts in your home carry the air from your HVAC unit into the home. If your rooms are taking a long time to heat or cool, of you’re not getting any air through the vents, you may have a tear.

To remedy the problem, you’ll need to call in an HVAC specialist.

Look for Blockage in the Condensate Drain Line

The condensate drain line typically runs from the home to the outside. It is a drainage line used to remove condensation from the HVAC unit when the AC is running.

To see if the line is blocked, go outside after the AC turns off and see if there is moisture coming from the line. If not, the line may need to be cleaned to remove build-up from sediment, algae, and mold.

Is Your HVAC Unit Ready for Warmer Temps?

We hope these HVAC tips have you thinking about the current condition of your AC unit. In Florida, high temperatures can come in an instant. One day it’s cool and the next it is blistering.

To ensure your unit is also in its best condition, invest in a maintenance contract today. Click here to learn more.