With the temperature going up outside, it is important for you to pay close attention to your HVAC system. It may have been a while since you turned on your air conditioner, particularly during the winter months, so you need to make sure your AC will work well when you need it most. That is why you need to pay close attention to this spring maintenance checklist for your HVAC system. At Comfort Systems, we are here to help you take care of your HVAC system, so do not forget to reach out to us to schedule a maintenance appointment. What do you need to do to take care of your HVAC system?

1. Test the Thermostat and Air Conditioner

The best way to figure out if your thermostat is working is to test it. Therefore, turn on the air conditioner, change the temperature on your thermostat, and see if it works properly. If you find that your air conditioner is not working as it should, this could be a sign that something is wrong with the thermostat. If that is the case, you need to reach out to the professional team from Comfort Systems for help.

2. Clean Around the HVAC Unit

You should also clean around your HVAC unit to make sure there is no debris in the way. If your HVAC system has a lot of twigs, leaves, and dirt around it, it will not be able to work effectively. This will limit its efficiency, increasing the wear and tear on its internal components while also driving up your utility bills. You need to prevent this from happening, so take a look at the exterior of your HVAC system. Make sure there is nothing in the way, and consider reaching out to a professional if you need help cleaning it.

3. Replace Your Air Filters

You have probably heard this from your HVAC company a million times, but it is important for you to replace your air filters. If you want your HVAC system to work efficiently, you need to have plenty of clean filters. If your filters are clogged with a bunch of debris, try to clean them off. Or, you may want to replace the filters entirely, particularly if you have had them for a while. If you clean your air filters, you can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, increasing its lifespan while also reducing your utility bills.

4. Consider Potential Upgrades

Now is also the best time for you to consider potential upgrades to your HVAC system. For example, you might want to invest in a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat can give you access to detailed energy usage and efficiency reports. That way, you can see how much energy your HVAC system is using, whether it is operating as it should, and you can control your thermostat remotely, helping you save money on your utility bills.

5. Look for Any Signs of Leaks

Finally, do not forget to take a look at your HVAC system to look for any potential leaks. If you see a puddle forming around your HVAC system, this could be a sign that one of the fluids is leaking. This could be water condensing around the unit, or it could be a sign that the refrigerant is leaking. This is not something that you should try to deal with on your own. Instead, if you feel like your HVAC system is leaking, you need to reach out to a professional who has the training and experience to deal with this properly.

Call Comfort Systems To Schedule Your Spring Tune-Up

Ultimately, these are just a few of the numerous tasks that you should perform if you want to make sure your HVAC unit works well during the summer months. The best time to tune up your air conditioner is before you need it during the heat of the summer, so now is the time to reach out to us to schedule your maintenance check. At Comfort Systems, we always put the needs of our clients ahead of our own, and it would be our pleasure to do the same for you. Give us a call today to schedule your spring tune-up.