It’s that time of the year when we open the windows to smell the fresh air to clear the dust and start clearing out some of the clutter from the winter. However, the large appliances of your home, like your HVAC unit, are just as important as the visuals and organization of your home. By taking the right steps to prepare your air conditioning unit will ensure you are ready for comfort once the heat from the summer arrives. Below are seven important tips to getting your HVAC and Air Conditioning unit ready for optimal service this season.
Replace/Clean Your Filter: Replacing your filter is the first step to having an efficiently running AC unit. Dirt and grime can cause the moving parts of your air conditioning unit to cease, freeze up and also release extra dust/allergens into the air of your home. So, your air quality and efficiency will be improved by this simple step. Keep an extra few filters near your furnace to change/replace, and be sure to check your air filter every thirty days during summer use and replace it when needed.
Outdoor AC Unit: Make sure to check around the perimeter of the AC unit. Cut & clear out any overgrowth of plants and remove any items that may have fallen onto the unit. Air flow through the screens is important for optimal usage. It is ideal to take a leaf blower to clear out any dirt and/or leaves from inside the screen. Also, take a look at the drain hole on the unit to ensure it is clear so condensation can drain from the unit.
Seal Your Ductwork: It is very common for the ductwork to have imperfections in some areas, especially in the older homes. Any holes will lead to wasted air exchange and wasted money. Repairing the leaks or holes in your ductwork will increase your system’s efficiency and help your HVAC system cool and heat your home more effectively. We highly recommend having one of our certified professionals come to your home for a FREE inspection. Plus, we can fix any hole or leak we find in your ductwork. Afterward, our good friends at SERVPRO can clean your air ducts and get rid of any dust, mold, mildew that has built up inside your duct work. There are several benefits to this which lead to increased efficiency of your AC & Furnace Units and reduced allergens that can cause sickness. You can give them a call at 731-423-9944 or visit their website at http://www.servprojacksoncrockettcounty.com/
Test Run your AC Unit: There is nothing worse than having a hot home with a non-working AC unit. This can all be avoided by testing the unit for a few hours this spring to make sure it is working properly. Preparation is key to your comfort this summer!
Consider an Upgrade: Spring is a great time to have a new air conditioning system installed by McCoy’s Heating, Air & Plumbing. If your system is old, having it replaced by a new, efficient system will save you money in heating and cooling bills. Plus, we are offering 0% interest for 60 months on certain new unit purchases.
A Programmable Thermostat: If you do not have a programmable thermostat, have one installed this spring. You will enjoy better control of the temperature in your home, and possibly lower energy bills since you can set the temperature so that your system runs less when you are not there.
Schedule Your Seasonal Tune-Up! Each spring we service hundreds of homeowners and businesses by helping maintain HVAC systems for optimal usage. With our 36 years of business in the Jackson, Tennessee and surrounding area, we are experts at what we do. Give us a call to discuss your options and we guarantee you HVAC system will be working properly and can save you money this summer. Plus, your system will be less likely to break down on a hot summer day. Call 731-668-7492 for an appointment today or schedule on our app (McCoys HVAC).