Tips for Preparing Your HVAC System for the Colorado Spring
The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and the kids are thrilled to be playing in the yard again. Spring is in the air!
Not only is it the time of year that you’ll want to start readying the pool for summer, cleaning up the garden and readying the BBQ for the first cookout of the season, it’s also the time of year that you should pay some extra attention to your HVAC system.
If you have questions about the types of springtime maintenance you’ll want to perform on your HVAC system, the experts at Redline Heating and Cooling are here to help. Call us today at 970-663-6575 to learn more and be sure to ask us about our special rate for springtime AC tune-ups!
Time to swap the filters
Spring is the optimal time to change out your HVAC filters. Yes, we understand that it’s unlikely that you’ll be firing up your furnace anytime soon, but that’s not to say this is a task that should be put off. Remember, after months of wintertime usage, dust, dirt and debris has likely collected on the surface of the filter that you have now—if you don’t swap out your filter, you’ll run the risk of spreading all of that into your home’s vents and ducts the next time you turn it on.
Since you’re already putting together a spring cleaning checklist, this is another item you can tack onto the bottom.
If you have a separate system that provides central cooling, you’ll want to swap out those filters, too. Ideally, you’ll want to do this before you turn your AC on. This will help ensure that the air that’s flowing through your home is clean (as opposed to dusty!)
Inspecting insulation and duct sealing
This something that should be done twice a year, and for good reason. If your duct sealing has some leaks, this means your central cooling unit will need to work harder to pump cool air into your home. Not only can this put additional strain on your system, it’s also going to increase your monthly cooling bill.
The same holds for your insulation—if it’s old and/or it’s showing signs of wear, you may want to consider replacing it. If your insulation is getting up there in age, it probably won’t do a good job of keeping cool air inside your home.
Clear away dirt and debris
If your AC unit is outdoors, you’ll want to clean up any dirt and debris that may have collected around it during the past several months. You should also use a mixture of mild soap and water to wipe the unit down.
At Redline Heating and Cooling, we have decades of experience in helping Colorado homeowners with all of their HVAC repair, replacement and maintenance needs.