Maintenance Tips: Getting Your HVAC Ready for Summer
Summer is approaching, and before you know it, it will be time to turn on the air conditioning. While you may be ready for summer, your HVAC system may not be. Giving your HVAC system some TLC this spring in the form of seasonal maintenance from the experts at The Plumber can save you a huge headache when you need it during the hottest days of the year. Here are some maintenance tips to put into practice:
Replace air filter for improved airflow
The summer is one of the best times to replace your air filter, as the frequency in which it will run when the weather is hot will result in a greater build-up of debris and particles. Depending on your HVAC unit, your air filter may need to be replaced every few months to operate at an optimal level. In addition to your air filter, be sure to clear off the exterior air conditioner and the area around the unit, as debris, grass clippings and other outdoor elements on these parts of your HVAC can sometimes obstruct airflow and cause it to malfunction. As you’re cleaning the area, it’s also a good idea to make sure all vents are unblocked so that air can fully circulate into your home.
Check the wiring
It’s a good practice to check the wiring of your HVAC every summer to make sure it’s running safely. You can check for defective wires by turning your furnace off and opening the access panel. If the wires appear damaged in any way, it’s likely to be having a negative impact on the functioning of your HVAC. Rather than attempt to fix the issue yourself, call a professional who can diagnose the problem and properly repair the wires.
Get a professional inspection
When it comes to HVAC units, prevention is paramount. If you’re unfamiliar or uncomfortable with examining your unit on your own, it’s generally best to have a trusted heating and cooling professional fully inspect your system. With an inspection, any minor or major issues with your HVAC will be identified before they become too problematic, giving you the opportunity to make repairs before your unit potentially breaks down.
Ready to have your HVAC inspected before summer hits? Contact our team of contractors at The Plumber in Buffalo NY for seasonal HVAC system maintenance, and learn how our services can improve the efficiency, safety, and lifespan of your unit.