Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your HVAC System

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Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your HVAC System

As winter winds down and the warmer days of spring are upon us, it is time to start thinking about your home's HVAC system. After all, you don't want your air conditioner to struggle when the summer heat hits.

To make sure you remember everything, we've created a spring cleaning checklist for your HVAC system. So let's get started!

1. Change Your Air Filter

The air filter in your HVAC system keeps dust and allergens from circulating throughout your home. If the air filter becomes clogged or dirty, it won't do its job properly and will put extra strain on the rest of the system. You should replace or clean your air filter at least once every two months. Taking care of this task now can "spring clean" your HVAC system and help keep it running smoothly all year.

2. Clean Your Outdoor Unit

It is also important to keep your HVAC system's outdoor unit clean. Remove any debris, such as leaves or dirt, from around the unit and use a garden hose to spray down the coils to remove any built-up dust or pollen. This will help ensure that air flows freely through the unit, improving efficiency and helping keep energy costs down.

3. Adjust Thermostat Settings

During the cooler months, it is normal to set your thermostats lower than you would in warmer weather. Be sure to adjust these settings accordingly now that spring has arrived so that you are spending less money on energy than necessary while still keeping your home comfortable. Investing in a programmable thermostat can help ensure consistent temperatures without manually adjusting settings.

4. Professional Caldwell HVAC Services

With just a few simple steps, you can give your HVAC system a thorough spring cleaning to ensure it runs smoothly all summer! During our 25+ years of experience, Carter Comfort Systems has earned a reputation for providing top-notch HVAC services rooted in professionalism and integrity. Our family-owned business has helped thousands of customers throughout Caldwell and Boise, including homeowners, business owners, and contractors. Contact us at (208) 739-4181 or visit our website today for more information.