Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, which means warm weather is settling in. Many people spring clean their homes at this time of year to make them look, feel and even smell beautiful.
Spring is also the best time to spring clean your HVAC system and get it ready to handle the warm spring and summer weather. Dirty HVAC systems can cost extra money and are more likely to have maintenance problems in the future. We’ve prepared a quick HVAC spring cleaning checklist for you, and encourage you to contact us at Buckeye Heating & Cooling for all of your HVAC maintenance needs.
Change Your Filter Routinely
The filter is the first line of defense against dirt and grime build-ups in your HVAC system. A dirty filter harms the energy efficiency of your HVAC system and can also cause HVAC maintenance problems in the future. A clean filter will also keep dust and allergens out of your indoor air. A good rule of thumb is to change the filter once a month.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
Take a walk around the outdoor unit, and trim back any plants or shrubbery that have grown too close to it. Make sure there is nothing blocking air flow to the unit. You can use a leaf blower to clear away leaves and dirt build-ups on the cage. Clear the drainage hole near the base of the cabinet using a small wire or a paper clip to keep your AC unit running strong!
Test the Unit
You don’t want to wait until the hottest days of the year to find out that your air conditioning isn’t working! Test the unit out by letting it run for a few hours and make sure it is working properly. If you notice strange noises or that the temperature isn’t cool enough, call us right away and let us fix it for you. Don’t wait until the problem gets worse.
Schedule a Maintenance Check
Once you have taken these steps, contact Buckeye Heating & Cooling for a maintenance check and let us make absolutely sure that your HVAC system will keep you comfortable this spring and summer. It is always best to have a professional make sure that everything is working properly to improve the unit’s efficiency and longevity.
Buckeye Heating & Cooling has been providing quality HVAC services to the Columbus area since 1948. We provide only the best HVAC maintenance service and make sure that our customers are just as comfortable in their homes as they are working with us. Contact us today for a free estimate!