If you read our blog about spring plumbing tips last week, you’re going to love this week’s edition. We are focusing on putting even more clean into spring with our spring HVAC tips.
The condensate line is a tube that helps remove drops of condensation from your air conditioner. However, over time, the line can get clogged. This is especially true when bits of dust and other allergens mix with the water. When there is nowhere for the water to go, it accumulates and can cause leaks. Using an air compressor, it’s easy to blow out the line. Follow these steps or call D&D to schedule your seasonal service.
Spring is an ideal time to take a look at your existing ductwork. If you’ve noticed that a room in your home is significantly warmer or cooler than the others, you might have a collapsed or damaged AC duct. It’s important to repair any issues, as your AC unit may have to work harder than is necessary to keep temperatures stable. This can cost additional money on utility bills and cause undue strain on your AC system.
Consider looking into having additional insulation installed prior to the heat of the summer. D&D offers several insulation options from Guardian Fiberglass Insulation, include rolls and bats and loose-fill. Added insulation helps to keep buildings warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The insulation also means that your home or office will maintain a constant temperature more easily, meaning less strain on your HVAC system.
Out with the old and in with the new! Spring is the perfect opportunity to check and change both furnace and air conditioning filters. These filters can accumulate dust, pollen, pet dander, and other debris floating around. It’s important to change them at least every 60 days during low-use months…and monthly when they’re in heavy use. Not cleaning your filters can cause damage other than allergies, too.
Autumn and winter can mean leaves and dust accumulating everywhere, including your outdoor condenser. Carefully remove debris from around the unit and the fin area. You can even use a water hose to remove built-on grime.
Now that we’ve shared our spring HVAC tips, make sure that you add them to your spring cleaning list. If that list is already full, be sure to contact us to set up a seasonal check to make sure that your HVAC system is working in top condition. Happy Spring!