With spring in Calgary comes thoughts of getting your house back in order and ready for summer fun. As you make your spring cleaning checklist, make sure that your HVAC system is on there. Here are some spring HVAC checklist items you will want to have on your list as you prepare your home for the coming warmer months.
Schedule Your Maintenance Check Up
The most important thing you can do to maintain your HVAC system is to schedule your maintenance check. Having a qualified HVAC technician visit your home and inspect your heating and cooling systems will ensure that the air conditioning system is ready for the demands of summer. This will also ensure that your system is running as efficiently as possible, so your summer cooling bills will not be overly high.
Change the Filter
If you haven’t changed your furnace filter in a while, this is the time to do it. Most homes need the furnace filter to be changed every three months at least, though your need will vary depending on how much you rely on your system and how dusty your home is.
Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit
Before you run your air conditioner, you need to make sure that the outdoor unit is cleared properly. If any brush or debris has gathered around it, your system will not function well. Clear this before you turn on the air conditioner for the year.
Schedule Duct Cleaning
Over the winter, your ducts probably took a beating, with dust and debris coating the inside. Spring is an excellent time to have them cleaned, so your family can breathe free in the summer when you turn on the air conditioner. Having your ducts cleaned will reduce allergens in the air inside your home and help your system to run more efficiently.
Getting your HVAC system ready for summer is essential to ensuring your home is cool and comfortable. To schedule your HVAC inspection, contact the HVAC team at Arpi’s Industries.
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