Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips
As winter comes to an end and the days finally get longer again, it's time to start thinking about spring HVAC maintenance. In today’s blog, the team at GC Reliable Service — Westchester County’s trusted heating and cooling experts — is here to provide you with four valuable spring HVAC maintenance tips to ensure your comfort all season long.
Clean or Replace Air Filters
One of the most important spring HVAC maintenance tasks is to clean or replace your air filters. Over time, dust, dirt, and debris can clog the filters, reducing airflow and causing your system to work harder. Clean filters improve indoor air quality and help your HVAC system operate efficiently. If you have disposable filters, replace them with new ones. For reusable filters, clean them according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Inspect and Clean Outdoor Unit
After months of enduring New York’s harsh winter weather, your outdoor unit may be covered in dirt, leaves, or debris. Inspect and clean the unit to ensure proper airflow. Remove any obstructions or build-up around the unit, such as leaves or bushes. Gently hose down the unit to remove dirt and dust. If you notice any damage or unusual sounds, it's best to schedule a professional inspection to avoid potential breakdowns.
Check Thermostat Settings
With the change in weather, it's a good idea to adjust your thermostat settings for optimal comfort and energy efficiency. Switch from heating to cooling mode and set the temperature according to your preferences. If you don’t already have one, consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat to have better control over your HVAC system and save on energy costs.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
While some HVAC maintenance tasks can be done on your own, it's highly recommended to schedule professional maintenance at least once a year. A trained technician, like the ones at GC Reliable Service, will conduct a thorough inspection, clean components, lubricate moving parts, check refrigerant levels, and ensure everything is in proper working order. Regular professional maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your HVAC system but also helps prevent costly repairs in the future.
By following these four tips, you can ensure your HVAC system operates smoothly throughout the spring season. And if you need any assistance with your HVAC system in Westchester County, please contact GC Reliable Service today. Our team of experts is ready to provide top-notch maintenance services and keep your home comfortable all year round.