Prepare for the hot summer temperatures now, and you could save money in repair costs. In the spring, the temperature slowly starts getting warmer each day. It also means that you don’t need the heating from your HVAC system anymore. You can finally bring the temperature down, activating the air conditioner. However, you can’t just lower the temperature on your thermostat and expect it to start cooling efficiently, can you?
Checking the Filters
Checking the filters inside your HVAC system is one of the most essential things that you need to do whenever you have to start using your AC after a long time. The filter is responsible for trapping dust and dirt in the air. This consists of harmful bacteria that affect air quality and also make you sick. There is a strong chance that when you remove the filters, they will be caked with dirt.
The best way to clean your filter is to run it under normal tap water, or soak it in a bucket full of water. You can also use the shower, but make sure to keep the water pressure low, as it can put a hole in the filter. Once the filter is clean and dirt-free, you can reinstall it and instantly feel the difference.
Benefits of Clean Filters
Having clean filters inside your HVAC system is very important because the air quality inside your home depends on them. The air conditioner takes in outside air, which is then cooled by the compressor. With the help of the blower, the cold air is blown through the filter. This removes all of the dirt and particulates from it. As a result, you get clean air inside your home. The air is also free from harmful bacteria that can enter your respiratory system and cause illnesses.
Another benefit of clean filters is that it saves you a lot of money on maintenance costs in the long run. If you keep running your HVAC system without checking the filters, a buildup of dirt happens. This can cause damage to the components. This leads to the HVAC system to stop working. It can result in a costly repair or a new system if there is enough damage.
Prepare for summer
Ideally, you should replace the filters inside your HVAC system every one to three months. Doing so will not only give you clean air inside your house but also prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system. If you don’t change it too frequently, make it a point to replace them whenever you are switching from heating to cooling. This is because the air conditioner has to work harder to start working after a long time.
You should get your AC maintained and inspected as soon as the winter ends. This helps so that you don’t run into any trouble when you start using your air conditioner to keep the house cool. If you have any questions about your HVAC system or air conditioner, make sure to contact us.