AC Spring Maintenance Checklist
Before spring blooms turn into scorching summer sun, it helps to give your AC some TLC before its heavy use season. If you take care of routine maintenance on your AC unit during the mild weather, you can prevent expensive repairs when the sun comes out and your AC comes on full blast.
At Blue Flame, we always encourage our customers to maintain their HVAC systems year-round and schedule tune-ups in the spring and fall. Here is our ultimate AC spring maintenance checklist to keep your system efficient this sunny season.
Outdoor AC Spring Maintenance
Clear away debris.
Not only should you periodically clear leaves, flowers, twigs, and dirt from the top of your AC unit, you should also clear debris from around your yard. When spring and summer storms roll through the Seattle area, you won’t want any large pieces of debris to lodge themselves in your unit somewhere if you can avoid it.
Remove the top grill.
Examine your fan and other motor components for any damage. Check for any insect or rodent infestations. If you see anything that doesn’t look right, call a professional technician.
Inspect refrigerant coils.
If you notice any heavy wear and tear on your coils, talk to an HVAC technician to find out if they need to be replaced.
Clean off the surface of your unit.
You can use a gentle stream of water from a hose to wash away pollen, dirt, and other small particles.
Indoor AC Spring Maintenance
Change your air filter.
We recommend that our customers change their air filter at least once every 90 days. The beginning of a new season is one of the best possible times to replace your filter and start fresh.
Clean your vents and air ducts.
Open your indoor vents and clean some dust out of your ducts. You can use your vacuum and microfiber cloths to quickly cut down on dust and pollen building up inside your HVAC system.
AC Efficiency Maintenance
Calibrate your thermostat.
Make sure your thermostat and your HVAC unit are working together effectively. If you aren’t sure how to calibrate your thermostat, a professional HVAC technician can help you out.
Program energy saving settings.
If you don’t already have a smart thermostat that knows your schedule by heart, take this opportunity to program some ideal energy saving settings. Turn the AC on low while the house is empty, and use vacation mode for any dates when you will be out of town this spring or summer.
Schedule Your Spring AC Tune Up
Last but not least, make sure to schedule a professional AC tune-up before summer arrives. While it helps to clean and inspect your AC at home, a professional can further examine it for potential problems and clean and lubricate the interior parts.
If you need to schedule AC spring maintenance in the Seattle area, give us a call at Blue Flame!
At Blue Flame, we are committed to an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time you use our heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. Call us at (206) 388-5667 and speak to a member of our team.