The weather is warming up in Orlando. Is your cooling system (HVAC) ready for April? It’s always better to be prepared than to run into problems when you need your cooling the most. Below are five simple ways to prepare your air conditioner for the new season with this April HVAC Checklist.
Change or Clean Your Air Filters
Your air filters are an essential but often overlooked part of your HVAC system. When you’re doing your spring cleaning, it’s good to replace any disposable filters or clean any reusable filters you may have. You should ideally be checking and replacing your filters monthly. This is important for the efficiency of your heating and cooling units to ensure they are working as efficiently as possible while also improving your indoor air quality.
Schedule Your Pre-Spring HVAC Maintenance
HVAC experts recommend getting your air conditioner cleaned and maintained twice every year, once before spring and once before winter. Regular maintenance on your home’s cooling system can help prevent this and prolong the useful life of your equipment, thus avoiding costly repairs and saving you money in the long run. In addition to fixing any existing problems, your pre-spring HVAC maintenance will also consist of thoroughly cleaning different parts of the system, fixing any leaks or repairs, replacing worn-out parts, replacing filters, and lubricating other mechanisms.
Check Your Thermostat
Your thermostat is a vital part of your HVAC system. You’ll want to make sure that the temperature in your house is reflected in the number on your thermostat. If it’s not, you’ll be paying more for cooling, or something could be wrong with your system. The new season is also an excellent time to upgrade to a programmable or smart thermostat if you haven’t already. This is a great way to save you time and money.
Don’t Forget Your Water Heater!
There’s a lot of talk about getting your HVAC system ready for the new season, but while you’re in there, why not give your water heater some TLC too! An annual water heater service boosts the efficiency and longevity of your system. Expert technicians can flush the tank to remove sediment, reducing performance and increasing energy bills. They can also replace any parts that are broken and worn. And most important, they can prevent problems before they become severe, disrupt your daily routine, and cost you money.