Florida weather is quickly changing from winter to spring. Which means it is the perfect time to Spring Check your HVAC system. Winter storms can wreak havoc on HVAC Systems leaving outdoor components full of debris and indoor components in need of a cleaning. Thankfully, there are a few easy steps that you can take to prepare for spring, prevent breakdowns and improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.
Here are Some Things Your Can Do to Spring Clean Your HVAC System.
Replace The Air Filter
Your HVAC system’s air filter is the first line of defense for cleaning the air that circulates throughout your home or business. A dirty filter decreases the airflow to HVAC components, reducing their efficiency and decreases the overall indoor air quality. This can affect your health and those you love. Get your filter size and run down to your local home store and pick up a replacement. If you are unsure of your filter size or need custom size filters we can help. Simply give us a call at 305-733-2501 or fill out the contact form on our website.
2. Clean The Coils
Winter storms often leave dirt and debris in and around your outdoor Air Conditioning components. This is an easy do-it-yourself project. First, turn the system to the “off’ position. Second, carefully remove any debris that has accumulated around the system or in the metal cage that surrounds the components. Then, use a garden hose to gently wash away any dirt, dust and debris that are on the coils. Keep in mind, if your coils are extremely dirty or if the system is really old and in need of replacement a DIY coil clean may not be recommended and one of our expert technicians can help.
3. Schedule Preventative Maintenance Service
Preventative Maintenance Service is one of the most inexpensive ways to keep your HVAC system running efficiently and in proper working order. For a few dollars a year your system will get a checkup twice per year and the comfort technician will advise you of any issues. Additionally, having a quality, HVAC professional inspect your HVAC components allows small problems to be addressed and repair before they become a serious, and costly issue.
4. Check Your Central Air Conditioner’s Refrigerant Level
Spring is a good time to have the Freon level of your HVAC system checked and adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment. A HVAC expert can ensure that your system’s level is within factory specifications.
5. Check The Condensate Drain
A blocked drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels. A HVAC expert can check the condensate drain pan for proper drainage and clear any blockage.