Florida weather is quickly changing from winter to spring, which means it is time to maintain your HVAC system. Winter storms can wreak havoc on HVAC systems, leaving outdoor components full of debris and indoor components in need of a cleaning. Thankfully, there are several things homeowners can do to prepare for spring and improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.
Replace the Air Filter
Your HVAC system’s air filter is the primary defense for cleaning the air that circulates throughout the home. A dirty filter decreases the airflow to HVAC components, reducing their efficiency. Furthermore, a dirty air filter can decrease indoor air quality, which can have negative health effects on the home’s inhabitants.
Clean the Coils
Winter storms often leave dirt and debris in and around your outdoor HVAC components. After turning power to the system off, carefully remove any debris that has accumulated around the system or in the metal cage that surrounds the components. Use a garden hose to gently wash away any dirt, dust and debris that are on the coils.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Preventive maintenance ensures that your system is in proper working order and working efficiently. Additionally, having a quality, HVAC professional inspect your HVAC components allows small problems to be addressed and repair before they become a serious, and costly, problem.
Find out more about preparing your HVAC system for spring, or to schedule preventive maintenance, contact Air Control Heating & Cooling today at (850) 391-4300. We have proudly served Tallahassee, Havana and Quincy, Florida since 1964.