Care For Your Air Conditioning Unit Before Winter Arrives And Before Spring Comes Back

Before you shut down your air conditioning system and start running the heat for your HVAC unit, there are some things you need to do first. The same is also true before you start up the air conditioner in the spring. Below is more information about this so you can make sure your unit will work well to keep your home heated and cooled:

Before Winter

Contact an HVAC technician to come to your home and maintain your HVAC unit before you turn the heat on. The best time to do this is in the early fall, as they become busy later in the year.

When the HVAC technician arrives at your home they will inspect the outdoor unit first for any debris, leaves, and dirt inside the cabinet. If found, they will clean everything out. They will also inspect the drain pan for any clogs in the drain openings, and remove any obstructions if necessary.

The technician will inspect the coil, as it may need to be cleaned. The fan motor and fan blades will be lubricated if needed. The motor will be checked to ensure it is working properly. If the fan blades are bent, the technician will use a special comb to straighten them out.

The compressor will be inspected, as well as all tubing associated with the compressor. The technician will check all controls, such as circuit boards, relays, and capacitors.

Once the technician maintains the outside unit they will come inside and check the thermostat to ensure it is working properly. The technician will likely check the duct work for any holes or leaks and replace them if needed.

Before Spring

Before spring arrives, you should also call an HVAC technician to maintain your unit. After a long winter, the technician will check all parts and connections inside the unit. The technician will check the concrete slab the HVAC unit is sitting on to ensure it is in good condition.

The technician will go into your home and turn off the heat and turn the air conditioning on. After giving it enough time to cool down, the technician will use a special thermometer at the vent registers to determine if the temperature is correct at each spot. If they find the temperature is not correct, they will repair the problem for you.

The duct work will be checked again. During the winter months, you never know if rodents found their way into your crawlspace and set up home. If so, they may chew through the ductwork.

While the HVAC technician is at your home ask them how you can save money on your electrical bill each month. They will likely have many tips for you, such as installing double glazed windows, hiring someone to check for air leaks in your home, and more.