The weather is slowly yet gradually beginning to improve, with slightly warmer days and not so frigid nights. For your HVAC system, it means it’s time to prepare it for heavy use. All of the leaves from fall and debris from winter storms can wreak havoc on outdoor components. There are several things you can do as a homeowner to prepare your system for the spring in preparation for the continuous workout it will soon be getting. Preventative maintenance and care will not only ensure that your system is working well and avoiding costly fees to replace it, but it will also improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.
Replace Air Filter
The air filter is the primary defense for cleaning the air that circulates throughout your house. A dirty filter decreases the airflow to HVAC components, reducing their efficiency. It can also decrease air quality, leading the allergy issues.
Clean the Coils
Clean away the dirt and debris in and around your outdoor HVAC unit. After turning power to the system off, remove any debris that has accumulated around the system or in the metal cage. Then use a garden hose to wash away any dirt, dust and debris that are on the coils.
Preventative maintenance ensures your system is working properly and efficiently. For your NorthernVirginia heating and air conditioning maintenance, allow us to check for problems, no matter how small. Addressing and repairing the issues before they become serious can save you a ton of money.