Although spring has just started, the temperatures in Stuart, FL, are already rising. With this increase in temperatures, you’ll start relying more heavily on your HVAC system. Better understanding how to prepare your HVAC system for springtime is an important part of staying comfortable and keeping it operating efficiently.
Declutter the Area Around Your Equipment
During cooler months, you probably spend less time outside. With that decrease in outdoor activity, you may not notice a build-up of leaves and debris around your outdoor unit. When you’re preparing your spring-cleaning list, make sure that you include the area around the unit so more air can freely flow into the system.
Change Air Filters
The filters in your home’s returns are responsible for catching dust, dirt, and other debris before they can blow into your home. When those filters become too dirty and clogged, it’s simply not possible for air to pass through it the way that you need it to. While there are very few maintenance tasks that you should take on yourself, changing your air filters is one of them.
Speaking of Maintenance…
Ultimately, the best way to prepare your HVAC system for springtime is to schedule professional maintenance. When you set up a maintenance visit, one of our service techs will come to your home and thoroughly inspect every major component of your heating and cooling system. If any parts need to be repaired, they’ll let you know while also lubricating the moving parts and ensuring that everything is set up to work as designed.
We never recommend DIY HVAC repair or maintenance, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take some steps to ensure that your system is ready to keep you comfortable in the face of rising temperatures. Let us work with you to keep your home comfortable and efficient. Call Krauss & Crane Air Conditioning today to find out about our maintenance program and the rest of our HVAC services.
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