Spring Cleaning AC Checklist
With summer-like temperatures approaching, Spring is the best time to make sure your AC system is operating at peak performance before your unit goes into overtime.
Below is a 7-step checklist to help you avoid unnecessary AC Service, save money, and enhance your comfort.
Spring Cleaning Means Replacing Your Air Filter
The air filter in your AC unit helps defend you and your family from allergens, protects your AC equipment from accumulating dust and keeps you nice and cool. If you have a typical 1-inch filter, we recommend replacing it every month.
A 5” filter, which is pleated and thicker, doesn’t need to be changed as often. Using the right air filter will reduce AC Service calls. It is best to contact us for advice on the right air filter for your home. 239-693-9005
Note An AC Tune-up On Your Spring Checklist
Preventative maintenance is the most cost-effective way to ensure your AC system operates at peak performance all year-round. Note that manufacturers of AC equipment recommend regular tune-ups to keep your warranty intact.
Our Standard Maintenance program includes bi-annual cleanings to keep your AC system running like new and save you money on monthly energy bills. In addition to complete AC Service, you’ll receive discounts on parts and repairs, priority service, and no overtime charges on holidays and weekends.
Consider A Smart Thermostat During Spring Cleaning
Here in SW Florida, it is very common to leave your AC running all day.
A smart thermostat can save money on your energy bill because it gives you complete control over the temperature in your home, and you can adjust it via your phone no matter your location.
With its intuitive – or smart – features, it also “learns” your routine and preferences over time and will modify the temperature automatically.
For AC Service or advice on which thermostat is right for you, contact us.
Spring Cleaning Includes Cleaning Vents
Clean both the supply and return air grills and vents and be sure they are open and free of debris.
Consider vacuuming to remove any pet hair or dust that might have accumulated over time.
Remove Debris During Spring Cleaning
Leaves, branches, accumulation of grass, and other materials tend to find their way near your condenser. Remove sticks and other debris from the condenser fins, and within 3 feet of your outdoor unit that could block air flow.
Add Duct Cleaning To Your Spring Checklist
Duct cleaning will ensure dust is removed from air ducts, air flow is not blocked, and results in an overall more comfortable environment.
Plus, cleaning your air ducts increases the efficiency and longevity of your AC system so you avoid unnecessary AC Service.
Clean Dryer Vents During Spring Cleaning
Every year, fire departments across the U.S. respond to home fires caused by lint accumulation/blockage in dryer vents, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Cleaning your dryer vents every Spring will improve the efficiency of your dryer, reduce AC Service calls, save you money on your energy bill, and give you peace of mind.
This Spring Call Us For AC Service
Checking off these tasks will contribute to extending the life of your system, save money on your energy bill, and you’ll feel good knowing you are taking good care of your loved ones.
When you need AC Service, give us a call. For nearly 25 years, we have been the #1 trusted AC Company in SW Florida by educating our customers and providing honest and thorough advice. We look forward to serving you.