The closets are cleaned out, the donation boxes are loaded into the back of the car, and you’ve swapped your winter wardrobe for your summer one. It’s refreshing to tackle these common spring cleaning tasks, but there’s one important thing you may be forgetting: your home’s cooling system.
Cleaning, maintaining, and upgrading your cooling system as needed is vital to keeping it running at its best, yet many Shenandoah Valley homeowners put this important task off — or never get around to it at all. Be sure to check off these important items for your home cooling system this spring.
Schedule AC Maintenance
If you read our blog, you may already be aware of the benefits of spring AC maintenance. Scheduling a tune-up for your air conditioner or mini splits in the spring prepares your cooling system for the long summer season and helps prevent surprise breakdowns. It can also increase system efficiency, potentially lowering your summer energy bills.
Worried about forgetting to schedule annual AC maintenance down the road? Sign up for a maintenance plan and get pre-scheduled AC tune-ups — plus perks like priority service and loyalty credit for future equipment replacement.
Check Your Air Filters
After your air conditioning tune-up, don’t forget to check your air filters at least once a month, and clean or replace them as soon as dust begins to accumulate! Changing your air filters regularly allows your cooling system to effectively remove allergens and pollutants from your indoor air — letting you enjoy cleaner air all spring and summer.
Clear Debris Around the Outside Unit
As you rake up old leaves from winter and add mulch to the flower beds, don’t forget to check the area around your outside air conditioning unit. Gently remove any leaves, sticks, or debris from the top and sides of the unit if needed, and continue checking up on your unit once a week for obstructions.
Consider an Indoor Air Quality Upgrade
Allergies are a major concern in the Shenandoah Valley during the spring, and while you can’t change the pollen count outside, you can minimize your exposure to indoor allergens. Indoor air quality (IAQ) upgrades like air purification, air filtration, and ventilation bring your cooling system to the next level, allowing it to more effectively clean the air that circulates throughout your home. Our indoor air quality specialists can help you determine if your home would benefit from one of these upgrades.
Save Your HVAC Technician’s Contact Info
Here’s a tip that takes only a moment, and it doesn’t require any cleaning! Save your local HVAC technician’s contact info in your phone. That way, you’ll know exactly what to do if something goes awry with your cooling system later this year. Excel Heating & Cooling proudly serves the Shenandoah Valley, and we offer emergency service to bring you AC assistance when you need it.