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5-Item Spring Checklist for Your HVAC System

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5-Item Spring Checklist for Your HVAC System

Spring is called the “king of seasons,” and there’s no doubt about it. Beautiful flowers bloom everywhere and add to the beauty of our surroundings. It is a transitional season between winters and summers. The temperature during this season is also not too cold or too hot. Moreover, people generally feel happy this season because of a pleasant, positive vibe signifying new beginnings.

Spring is also the best time to maintain your HVAC system and check if it has any problems. You don’t use your HVAC system in this season because of the pleasant weather. Hence, this is the best time for thoroughly inspecting and eliminating problems present in your home cooling system. This will ensure that your home cooling system is in good shape before the summer season starts.

Expert HVAC technicians at Rite Temp HVAC LLC have prepared a checklist for you, so it’s easy for you to maintain your HVAC system before the hot summer months begin.

1. Check Refrigerant Level

Refrigerant plays a significant part in cooling the air present inside your room. It is present in the indoor and outdoor coils of the air conditioner. Warm air comes in contact with the refrigerant's AC coils, which transfers heat from the warm air to the refrigerant, cooling the air down. The air conditioner inside your room blows this cool air. When the cool air becomes warm again, the same process repeats, and the air cools down. So, to make sure your AC function properly during summers, check its refrigerant level.

2. Change Air Filters

Air filters get clogged by dust and dirt present in the air. Make sure that air circulates without any blockage, and your air conditioner is cooling air efficiently. To do this, you should replace the dirty air filter with a new one. You can hire a professional HVAC technician to help you change dirty air filters.

3. Clean and Seal Air Ducts

Air ducts need to be cleaned before you use your air conditioner in the summers. Dust, hair, and other contaminants deposit inside air ducts and restrict airflow. It would be best if you cleaned them yourself or hire an HVAC technician to clean them. Moreover, you should look for leaks and holes in your air ducts and seal them for efficient cooling during the scorching summer heat.

4. Check Outdoor Unit

Homeowners often ignore the outdoor unit of their air conditioners. It requires regular maintenance to ensure that your AC cools your house properly. Since outdoor units are placed outside, tree branches, dirt, debris, and trash can get stuck in the condenser unit. This will hinder airflow and prevent your air conditioner from cooling efficiently. Check the outdoor unit yourself or hire an experienced HVAC technician to inspect it.

5. Set the Thermostat 

The same thermostat present in your house is used for summers as well as winters. You need to set your thermostat to the "cool" position before turning your AC on in the summer. You can save yourself from the hassle of adjusting your thermostat every time the temperature changes by switching to a smart thermostat. It will automatically detect the temperature outside and adjust the indoor temperature accordingly. Spring season is the best time to switch from an ordinary thermostat to a smart one.

If you plan to inspect and maintain your HVAC system this spring season, you should contact Rite Temp HVAC LLC. They are known for their top-notch HVAC maintenance services in Westchester County, Bronx, Queens, Yonkers, New York City, New Rochelle, and surrounding areas. You can book an appointment online or give us a call at (718) 509 5848.

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