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It’s Time for Spring HVAC Maintenance

Angela Newton Digital Marketing Specialist

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to get started on your spring cleaning. Of course, spring-time HVAC maintenance is essential to prolonging the lifespan of your unit, and to ensure a summer that’s free of HVAC problems (or at least getting as close to a guaranteed cool summer as possible).

With spring just around the corner, it’s a good plan to call ahead and schedule your spring maintenance in advance.  That way, you’ve already gotten it out of the way and are ready to turn on your air conditioner as soon as you need it.

Reasons to Perform Maintenance

So why should you have your central air system checked in the spring?  Professional maintenance and inspection costs money and you can test it easily by just turning the system on and making sure it works, right?  Yes, that can work, but it ignores a few very important reasons why spring maintenance is pivotal to saving you money (and time) in the long run.

A spring maintenance inspection will help to catch excess wear and failing components. During the maintenance, items are lubricated and checked for damage while the ventilation system itself is inspected for winter-time inhabitants. Proper maintenance doesn’t just help you avoid costly breakdowns, it prolongs the life of your system and protects you from an early system replacement.

You’ll also have access to cleaner air. Ensuring that your vents, registers, and filter are clean before you turn on the system for the first time will prevent months of dust from being kicked into the room. Spring is really terrible for allergies, and pollen counts are high, so the better your indoor filtration the less likely it is that you’ll be fighting allergies while spending time at home.

Proper care and maintenance protects you against the hidden costs of inefficient operation. Excess dust, high backpressure, or worn parts can all lead to decreased efficiency in your HVAC system. Even something as small as your thermostat, if it’s set improperly or not working correctly, can cause your HVAC unit to cycle or operate for excessively long periods, costing you a great deal throughout the summer.

Maintenance Checklist

While there are a few things you can take care of yourself, such as changing your air filter or making sure that condensate drain lines are clear, much of the work that goes into a full air conditioner spring-cleaning should be done by a licensed professional.  When you call us for a spring maintenance, we make sure that everything that can be checked is.  And we aren’t the only ones who recommend having this annual inspection completed each year:

  • Check Thermostat
  • Verify Electrical Connections
  • Clear Condensate Drain
  • Check Controls
  • Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils
  • Check Refrigerant Level
  • Clean and Adjust Blower Fan
  • Change Air Filters
  • Test Smoke and CO Alarms

Thank you for making Service Legends the #1 provider of residential heating and air conditioning in the Des Moines area. A live and friendly customer care representative is ready to take your call 24/7 at 515-COMFORT (515.266.3678).

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