Springtime HVAC Checklist – Need-To-Know Tasks to Prepare for Warm Months Ahead

We can hardly believe spring is just around the corner! In North Texas, warmer temperatures accompany springtime, and that means starting to fire up your air conditioner again. Before you turn it back on for the rising temperatures, follow our springtime HVAC checklist to make sure your system is in prime condition.

Change Your Filter – You’ll almost always see this tip, but it’s so often overlooked – and so important! When your filters get dirty, they are ineffective and inefficient. Always change your filter, at the very least, once before the start of the cooling season (spring) and once before heating season (fall). Make sure you turn off your unit before replacing the part.

Clean Your House – Don’t laugh. Spring cleaning is for more than just your peace of mind. More important than ever this time of year, dusting, mopping, and cleaning your windows helps prepare your home and HVAC system for the new season. Dust, dirt, and allergens can accumulate, ready to leap into indoor air circulation once you switch to air conditioning. Help your system work optimally by purging dust and particulate.

Care for Your Ducts – Ducts can accumulate HVAC nightmares. When dust, gunk, and other foul things get clogged in your ducts, your heating and cooling system can’t work efficiently. You can risk your health with poor indoor air quality or wrack up otherwise avoidable repairs. Call a duct cleaning professional to help you out or check out our tips on DIY vent cleaning.

Declutter – Household name and decluttering guru Marie Kondo has inspired a generation to tidy up and discard items in the home that don’t give you joy. If breathing poor indoor air quality does not give you joy, help your HVAC unit out by removing clutter around your home. Cluttered surfaces are more apt to accumulate dust, which aggravates allergies and can limit air distribution in the home. Wear a mask for heavy-duty cleaning of untouched corners and crannies.

Tidy Up Around Outdoor HVAC Equipment – Maximizing air flow doesn’t stop within the confines of your home. Go outside to your external air conditioner or heat pump unit to prepare for the rising temperatures. Clear away weeds and plants that might be encroaching on your system. Eradicate other equipment or children’s toys that violate a 2-foot bubble of space around the outdoor setup.

Hire a Professional – After all your good prep work for the warmer months, we always suggest hiring a professional to do a thorough inspection of your HVAC system and make sure it’s up to the task of cooling your home during the intense North Texas summer months. Our technicians will help maximize airflow and performance, allowing you to save on monthly energy bills and reduce potential emergency service repairs. Our preventative maintenance plans we offer make proactive care as simple as taking your car in for an oil change.

Gorman Mechanical is our source for all HVAC and air conditioning questions, repairs, updates, and installations. For any more questions on what you need to consider in your springtime HVAC checklist, contact us today.

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