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Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist

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With the arrival of spring, now is the perfect time to inspect your HVAC unit to make sure it’s ready to keep you cool all summer. Our HVAC checklist will help you prepare for a cool, comfortable summer you can enjoy.

Schedule a maintenance appointment with an experienced technician from Suburban today!

1. Change your filters

Your HVAC filters need to be changed every one to three months. Dirty filters are less capable of filtering dirt and debris from your home’s air. Dirty filters are also destructive to your HVAC unit. They restrict airflow, allowing your expensive components to overheat and reducing your energy efficiency, leading to high power costs.

2. Test your thermostat

Your HVAC system may not run properly if your thermostat isn’t working correctly. Your home comfort relies on your thermostat properly sensing the temperature in the space so it can turn on your HVAC unit as needed.

If it’s time to upgrade, a smart thermostat can help you save electricity by letting you set up your unit when you’re away from home. Smart technology can also offer you more control over your home’s comfort.

Our technicians will help you choose the right thermostat for your unit, budget, and needs. Ask them about available rebates for smart thermostats.

3. Clean your HVAC system

The indoor and outdoor components of your HVAC system collect dirt and debris during normal operation. Dirt and debris restrict airflow, causing your unit to overheat while reducing its energy efficiency.

Cleaning your HVAC unit will mitigate nuisance failures in the middle of summer while ensuring peak performance. Keep an eye out for pools of water or signs of corrosion, which indicate you might need a repair. 

Our technicians are experienced in cleaning your system for optimal performance and spotting potential problems before they result in unnecessary downtime.

4. Check your drain line

Your drain line takes care of the extra moisture your air conditioner produces. If it’s blocked or compromised, you’ll experience liquid overflow that can cause catastrophic damage to your décor and infrastructure.

Your evaporator coil and drain line are exposed to constant moisture, which can lead to algae and black mold infestations. That’s why it’s best to rely on our experienced technicians, who will ensure your drains are clear and treat them to proactively prevent buildup.

5. Ensure proper mechanical operation

An HVAC system employs multiple types of motors to absorb heat from inside your home and displace it outside. Plus, the system won’t work without the proper amount of refrigerant. 

Our experienced technicians inspect major system components to proactively identify signs of failure. They can also determine if an HVAC system doesn’t have the proper refrigerant levels.

6. Schedule an HVAC tune-up

It’s difficult to assess your heat pump or air conditioner without professional help. Your unit requires a thorough inspection of each component. That’s where Suburban HVAC steps in.

We’re the comfort pros who have brought comfort to homes since the sixties. Our extensive experience and considerable skill assure you of trouble-free HVAC ownership.

If you’re ready for prompt, exceptional service, contact Suburban HVAC today!


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