According to experts, the spring season is the best time of the year to take action against poor indoor air quality. After all, during this time of the year, there’s a large amount of pollen and other allergens in the air that can make their way into your home. With that in mind, before spring arrives the professionals recommend that you prepare your HVAC system by increasing your home’s energy efficiency and creating a healthier environment around your home.
Here are some tips you can follow when preparing your residential or commercial HVAC system for the spring season.
Clean Your Outdoor Unit
Many homeowners don’t pay enough attention to their outdoor units, which is a mistake you should never make. Every once in a while you need to make sure your outdoor unit is cleaned, any debris that may have found its way into the condenser unit is removed and the unit is kept clear going forward to prevent any further issues. If there are any pests, contact an HVAC technician right away. By doing so, air can flow as freely as possible around your HVAC unit.
Change Your Air Filters
Every time the seasons change, it’s highly recommended that you change your air filters as well. When it comes to owning an HVAC system, it’s a good rule of thumb to have the filters replaced every three months. This is because dirty air filters can negatively affect your home’s indoor air quality, as well as the health of your household members. In addition, dirty filters can also result in higher energy costs due to increased wear and tear on the system. If you’re uncertain about changing your air filters on your own, simply turn to the heating system installation and HVAC maintenance pros of John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Have Your Ducts Inspected
Another way you can help your HVAC system keep your home’s air quality pure is by having the ducts cleaned. It’s highly recommended that you schedule a professional duct cleaning at minimum every three to five years. While you’re at it, have your professional test your air ducts for cleanliness and air-tightness as well.
If you want to know how well your home’s indoor air quality measures up, turn to the experts at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. When it comes to heating repair and maintenance services, we’re the leading professionals to talk to, and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at 760-276-6690 or fill out our contact form to reach out to us. We serve homeowners in California and other nearby areas.