HVAC Spring Checklist
With Spring here, it’s crucial to make sure your HVAC is prepared for the warmer weather. Our spring cleaning guide can help you improve your cooling system’s energy efficiency and in turn save you some money!
Schedule an AC tune up.
An annual AC tune up can help extend the life of your HVAC system. Our licensed professionals are factory trained and are provided with the most advanced digital tools in the industry. We are also able to get to parts that you won’t be able to on your own, such as lubricating moving parts and deep cleaning the interior. Our tune ups include cleaning critical parts to your outdoor system such as the condenser coil, verifying the refrigerant levels are meeting manufactures standards, while also checking the inspection checkup on the compressor and much more.
Test your AC.
Don’t wait for a 90 degree day to find out your AC isn’t working. Turn on your AC and let it run for a half hour or so. Be sure to check a vent and see that cold air is coming through. This gives you enough time to figure out if you need any repairs or replacements before those scorching summer days.
Replace your air filter.
Although this seems like a given, you’d be surprised how many people don’t do this as often as they should. Depending on the filter, you should replace yours every 30-90 days. This will maximize your HVAC’s airflow keeping your family comfortable along with saving money on your electric bill. Talk to an Allegiance technician to find out the best air filter for your HVAC.
Get a smarter thermostat.
Literally, get a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat tracks your household’s patterns in order to minimize energy cost. It works to reduce the use of heating or cooling when no one is home. This also allows you to control the temperature from anywhere. Your energy bill will thank you for this one.
Be sure ductwork air leaks are sealed.
This is an overlooked, yet super efficient way to help maximize your AC’s performance as well as save you money on your energy bill. Oftentimes air leaks come from leaky ductwork. Keeping your house cool during the summer isn’t cheap, why should that money be paid to conditioning your attic or crawl space? Be sure to call an Allegiance expert to make sure you’re not blowing air or money out the window.
Clear the area around your outdoor unit.
When’s the last time you went outside and checked to make sure your unit was clear? The harder your outdoor unit has to work, the more money it’ll cost you on your energy bill. Clean up any branches, bushes that are overgrown, or debris. Get into the habit of checking your outdoor unit after a storm to make sure there are no branches in the way of its airflow.
Consider an air purifier.
So you’ve gone through the checklist and your HVAC is good to go, so make sure your air quality is too! Allergies are hard enough in the springtime, an air purifier can help remove allergens, germs, and mold from your air, helping you ultimately breathe easier. Talk to an Allegiance technician to find the best air purifier for you and your family.