Spring brings flowers, warmer weather, and some intense spring cleaning. As you dust, vacuum, and clean your home for the new season, make sure you inspect your HVAC unit. With every seasonal change, it’s important to inspect heavily used appliances to make sure they are clean and free of any issues. To help you get started, the pros at American Air, Plumbing & Electric have prepared the ultimate spring-cleaning checklist for your beloved HVAC unit!

  1. Change Your Air Filter
    First things first: replace your air filter with a new one. Changing your air filter every month is one of the easiest ways to ensure your HVAC unit is well-maintained. It takes only a few minutes but can reduce your HVAC unit’s energy consumption by 5 to 15%. In addition, changing your air filter can improve your indoor air quality, preventing allergies and making it easier to breathe.
  2. Clean Your Vents and Registers
    Often your vents and registers get a lot of dust build-up, so it’s important to clean them up too. It takes only a few minutes but can improve your indoor air quality. Simply use a vacuum brush attachment to clean up any dust and use a damp cloth to wipe down any remnants.
  3. Inspect Your Outdoor Condenser
    You will be using your outdoor condenser a lot more as the weather gets hotter. To make sure it is ready for the new season, inspect your outdoor condenser for any refrigerant leaks. You can do this by looking closely at the refrigerant lines behind the condenser to inspect for any cracks or leaks around the lines. In addition, make sure there isn’t any dirt or dust on the condenser—use a cloth to wipe it down if you notice any gunk. Lastly, trim any vegetation around your condenser and keep a 2ft clearance around it to prevent any leaves from getting caught.
  4. Look at Your Evaporator Coil
    Your evaporator coil can be found in your indoor handler and is vital to a well-functioning HVAC system. Issues like dust buildup or dirty air filters will cause your evaporator coil to suffer. So make sure you take a quick look at it to ensure it is not dirty or icing up.
  5. Get a Professional Inspection
    Consider getting a professional HVAC tune-up to prevent any further issues and malfunctions. The last thing you want to deal with is your AC breaking down on a hot spring/summer day. Having a professional come inspect your AC can prevent refrigerant leaks, blower problems, evaporator coil issues, etc.

Want more tips for your HVAC spring cleaning checklist? Get in touch with the pros at American Air, Plumbing & Electric. Our team of experts will be more than happy to answer your questions and help you out with your HVAC problems. Call us today at (407) 512-9337 or schedule a service with us on our website. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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