Is your home’s HVAC system ready for spring? Cleaning and maintaining your unit can go a long way in keeping it efficient as you use it throughout the season. If you want to keep energy expenditures as low as possible and stop your utility bills from skyrocketing, you need to make sure your HVAC system is in good condition. A-1 Comfort Care shares some helpful tips to get you started here.
Have your ducts cleaned. Clean, sealed ductwork is crucial to improving your HVAC system’s performance, so it must stay free of dust and drafts. Air or water leaks coming from your ductwork shouldn’t be ignored, as they can cause your unit to consume more energy. Having leaks addressed by a trusted technician is recommended because they can determine from where the leaks are originating and make the necessary repairs. You should also have your ductwork cleaned at least once a year to get rid of any dust and debris that may have accumulated.
Clean and maintain your outdoor HVAC unit. Covering your outdoor HVAC unit with a tarp is often recommended to protect against winter weather. Before spring arrives, you’ll need to clean around the unit thoroughly before removing the cover and turning it on. Clear leaves, twigs, trash and other debris that may be scattered around. As for maintenance, we recommend having a proper tune-up done by a trusted technician this season to ensure your HVAC unit is still operating properly.
Replace your air filter. If you want to ensure your home’s indoor air is clean and safe to breathe, you need to check and clean or replace your HVAC system’s air filter. It helps to change the filter every 90 days as recommended by many manufacturers, but the frequency can also depend on your home’s indoor air quality. In some cases, it may need to be more frequent if you or a family member has seasonal allergies or you have a pet at home.
A-1 Comfort Care is a leading contractor for your heating and cooling repair and maintenance needs. Call us at (732) 578-0379 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment or request a free estimate. Our New Jersey service areas include Wall and Freehold, NJ.