How Should Homeowners Prepare Their HVAC System for Spring?

Apr 8, 2022 | AC, Air Filter, Blog, Canal, Canal Winchester, HVAC, Indoor Air Quality, Service Maintenance Agreement, SMA, Spring

Your Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling family is ready for the full force of the spring season. Many homeowners are in spring-cleaning mode since pollen and other allergens are in the air. As you prepare your spring cleaning list, don’t forget to include your spring maintenance check for your HVAC system. Along with your spring tune-up & safety check, a few other things would be helpful to have your HVAC units run at their best capacity for the upcoming warmer months. Here are some helpful tips!

Did You Check the Drainage Hole?

Your air conditioning system includes a drainage hole that is generally located near the unit’s base. This drainage hole is an essential component in your system to guide condensation away from the unit. Unfortunately, during the colder months when the air conditioning system is not being used, it is not uncommon for the drainage hole to become clogged with dust particles and other contaminants. Therefore, before you start using your air conditioning unit, you should check to ensure the drainage hole is clear. The last thing you want is a clogged drain, resulting in condensation backup and a huge mess.

Did You Check the Exposed Ductwork?

It is also crucial to check any exposed ductwork for holes, tears, or openings. Your HVAC system will not be able to function correctly if there are unmended openings in the existing ductwork. So after performing a walk-through, be sure to have all openings and gaps that you find adequately sealed.

Did You Check the Air Filters?

While this should be done year-round, it is good to ensure that your air filters are not overloaded as we head full force into spring. The air filter’s purpose is to catch things like pollen, allergens, and dust particles. Since this is the time of the year when pollen and allergens run rampant in the air, it would be advisable to ensure your cooling system is set up for success this season. So start the season off with a “clean slate” by double-checking the air filter. Keep in mind, air filters should be changed out every 30-60 days!

Did You Check for Any Blockage around the Outdoor Unit?

Don’t forget about that outdoor unit. It is easy to let this slip by because the unit is located outside. But we cannot stress enough how important it is to frequently check the area around it to ensure no buildup or debris is on top of or around the unit. You want to keep this area clean of anything that can be sucked in when the fan blades are running.

Did You Schedule Your Spring Maintenance Check?

Scheduling your spring tune-up & safety check is so important. While it is possible that your HVAC system is running great and without any problems, getting your cooling unit tuned up guarantees that everything continues to run together as smoothly as possible. In addition, it is also recommended by the manufacturer to keep the warranty active. Our technicians are NATE-certified and will make sure everything is up to par per safety standards.

Do You Have a Service Maintenance Agreement?

Our Service Maintenance Agreement plan, also short for SMA, has various benefits. The main perk being you get two seasonal tune-up & safety checks for the year at a discounted rate instead of paying for them individually. One tune-up & safety check is in the spring for your cooling unit, and the other one would be in the fall for your heating unit. As a bonus, our SMA customers also receive priority scheduling. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, call us today, and we will gladly go over the details further with you!

Start this season off strong by teaming up with Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling. We would be honored to partner with you as your trusted HVAC service professional. We treat our customers like family and aim to provide five-star customer service on every call! So contact us today at (614) 524-4737, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!


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