The weather in Alberta may still be dry, sunny, and cold, but in a couple of months, Leduc will start warming up—and springtime will come before you know it! What better time to ensure the maintenance of your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system than during the change of seasons?
HVAC use changes as the seasons do. When you no longer require heat from the furnace to keep you comfortable, it’s time to clean your system, have it inspected, and air out your whole home before summer is in full swing.
As you begin making a spring cleaning checklist, make sure the following HVAC maintenance tasks are on the list:
1) Make Sure Your Outdoor Unit is Clean and Free of Debris
Cold, dry weather means less time spent exposed to the wind and more time spent indoors in comfortable warmth. As a result, you may have spent less time maintaining the exterior areas of your home. When the weather warms up, it’s important to spend some time inspecting the outdoor unit of your HVAC system. Over the months, debris has likely accumulated and will need to be removed with the garden hose etc.
While you’re cleaning the outdoor unit, perform a small inspection by checking the surface it is on. To perform at its best, the unit should be on a strong, stable surface. The housing unit should be undamaged and undented, and the coils should be free of damage or debris.
2) Allow Fresh Air to Circulate
Every machine should be shut off from time to time to undergo maintenance and ensure peak performance. Luckily, spring is the perfect time to let some fresh air in and improve the air quality indoors, too! When the weather is at the perfect temperature to enjoy comfortably without the furnace or the air conditioner, shut off your HVAC system and throw the windows open. Let the fresh air flow in and enjoy the wonderful sunshine. Not only will this give your heating and cooling system a break, but it will also improve the quality of the air you and your family are breathing!
3) Schedule Professional Maintenance
To ensure that your air indoors remains high-quality, schedule professional HVAC maintenance and duct cleaning. Springtime is the perfect season for this because the experts will be able to inspect every component of the system and make sure no damage has been done over the winter.
During the inspection, your HVAC company may suggest replacing the filter of your HVAC system. This is because dirty filters restrict airflow and foster mold growth. Failing to replace your filters on a regular basis can also put undue pressure on your system, making it consume more energy to maintain the same temperature. Replacing the filter when it has been worn out will ensure your system is working at peak efficiency, ready to serve you during the warm summer days!
Don’t wait for your appliances to break down before calling for emergency repair. Preventive maintenance will ensure your HVAC system is ready to serve you all throughout the year. While there are some steps you can take to maintain your system on your own, there are tasks that only experts can undertake. Fortunately, a reliable company like ours is available to help you maintain your appliances whenever needed!
Need preventive maintenance or urgent furnace repair services in Sherwood Park? Call DHR today. We’re available around the clock! You’ll sleep better at night knowing that your HVAC system is working properly and to the best of its ability.