As the weather warms and your motivation to tackle DIY projects comes out of hibernation it’s essential you conduct a routine inspection of your HVAC unit. The benefits from a quick inspection are enormous; from limiting the intake of pollutants and unwanted contaminants to extending the lifespan of your equipment and improving energy efficiency. There are so many reasons why conducting an annual springtime inspection is one of the best investments for your HVAC unit.
Conduct a Spring Cleaning
The first and easiest step to maintain your HVAC unit is to conduct a quick cleaning of the exterior. Remove twigs, leaves, cobwebs, and any other loose debris on or around the unit. Make sure you have easy access to the machine and that no bushes, vines, or other plant life is growing around it. It’s a good idea to clean up around the base of your equipment to prevent excessive overgrowth and minimize pest and rodent life, however, be very careful with weed whackers and other lawncare tools so as to not damage refrigeration or power lines.
Quick DIY Fixes
Changing your air filter is essential to prevent intake clogs and maintain good indoor air quality. While the frequency of filter changes depends on a number of factors including your individual use, filter type, and the condition of the air around your home, a general rule of thumb is to change your filter every to 30 – 90 days.
Cleaning your HVAC duct system is essential to minimize airborne contaminants and unwanted pests, and it’s one of the most important components to improve your equipment’s energy efficiency. Make sure your ducts are clean and free of any obvious debris and double check the seal to make sure you’re not cooling the whole neighborhood. It might seem small, but the Department of Energy estimates that proper air duct maintenance can improve your energy efficiency by as much as 20 percent.
Schedule a Professional Inspection and Tune Up
While the handier homeowner can likely tackle some of their HVAC maintenance and inspections, it is a good idea to get a professional inspection to handle repairs beyond your skillset. When you consider the average HVAC replacement costs over $5,000 dollars, it’s definitely worth it to hire a professional for the more comprehensive repairs.
A typical HVAC home inspection will review the thermostat, electrical connections, refrigerant levels, and all of the manual controls. Moving parts that require lubrication will be addressed and a thorough inspection of the blower motor and any belt components will be conducted. Scheduling an inspection at the beginning of spring is optimal to ensure your equipment is ready to go in the summer months. This is especially important as competition heats up for appointment slots.
To schedule your spring HVAC inspection and extend the life of your equipment, call the professionals at Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today and ask about our no contact services. We are following CDC guidelines, and strict sanitation policies to protect the health of our teammates and customers.
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Founded over 40 years ago, Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is family-owned and operated by the Daigle family. We are proud to provide quality, dependable plumbing, heating, and cooling services for our customers in Derry, NH, and the surrounding areas. Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is your partner for all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs. Call us today at 603-434-6353 for a free estimate.