You rely on your home’s heating and cooling system almost every day, so it’s important to take care of it and plan for regular maintenance to keep it running in tip top shape. This spring, use our maintenance checklist to keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly.
Spring Maintenance Checklist
Some items on this checklist can be performed as DIY projects, but most of them should be done by a heating and cooling professional.
Replacing your filters is one of the easiest ways you can participate in the spring maintenance checklist. Your heating and cooling system’s filter should be changed or cleaned regularly. Depending on the type of filter you have, that’s usually once every one to three months.
Clean Your HVAC System
To prevent harm to you and your home, only trained professionals should clean your heating and cooling system. While they are cleaning, a heating and cooling technician will be able to identify any major or minor issues that should be addressed. They should also clean the unit’s cabinet and AC coils to be sure the system continues working properly throughout the cooling season.
Check Refrigerant Charge
A professional should check your air conditioner’s refrigerant charge while conducting system maintenance. This is particularly important in the spring to ensure your AC is ready to roll during the hot summer months.
Lubricate Necessary Parts
A trained heating and cooling professional will be able to lubricate any necessary parts to make sure that your system continues running smoothly.
Check for Safety Hazards
A heating and cooling expert will check for any potentially dangerous hazards by
- Inspecting the motor
- Checking for loose electrical connections
- Checking the gas pressure
- Inspecting the flue pipe
- Performing a carbon monoxide check
- Checking all safety controls
These steps can be dangerous for someone who is inexperienced to perform, so be sure to leave them to a trained heating and cooling specialist.
Why Regular Maintenance Is Important
Regular maintenance is crucial for keeping your heating and cooling system working properly. Here are just a few ways that regular maintenance can improve the functionality of your heating and cooling system:
Lower Energy Bills
Regular maintenance keeps your heating and cooling system working as efficiently as possible. When your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to work extra hard to compensate for less than ideal conditions, your energy bills are lower.
Regular maintenance allows trained heating and cooling professionals to address problems with your system sooner rather than later. This means that any major issues will be caught before they ruin your system, extending the lifespan of your furnace and air conditioning units.
Better Air Quality
Regular maintenance keeps your heating and cooling system clean, which in turn improves your home’s indoor air quality. If your heating and cooling systems are dirty with mildew, dust, or other grime, they can circulate impure air throughout your home.
If you’re in search of a preventive maintenance program for your HVAC system in the Aspen area, we’d love to help you out! For nearly 50 years, Pacific Sheet Metal has been a trusted heating and cooling resource in the Roaring Fork Valley. Contact us today to set up your spring appointment and get your home ready for the warm season.