The thought of spring cleaning can often seem overwhelming. What many people overlook in the annual ritual, however, is the importance of preparing their HVAC system for the warm summer months.
Maintaining and Preparing Your HVAC for the Future
One of the first steps in getting your HVAC ready for summer is simply changing the air filter. This easy task will greatly improve the efficiency of your system and the quality of air in your home or business. It’s a good idea to change the filter at least every three months or even monthly during summer when the system is used more frequently.
Hosing down the exterior condenser unit will remove dirt and debris. To remove grime, use a mild soap and water solution.
Professional Checkups and Upgrades
Just as your heating system should be checked by a professional in the fall, your air conditioning system should receive a professional checkup in the spring. The experts at Elite Climate Control specialize in the maintenance of HVAC systems and can check and thoroughly clean your unit and ducts to remove potentially harmful allergens. The air filter does trap some of the dust, mold and other particles, but some material manages to get past and settle on coils in the unit. As these allergen particles combine with moisture, a grimy layer can form that allows mold and bacteria to develop that can contaminate your entire unit. In addition, Apple Valley specialists go beyond the main unit to clean the ducts of dust mites, insects and rodents that might have infiltrated your air conditioning system when it was not in use during the winter season.
Another reason to schedule a professional HVAC spring checkup and cleaning is to improve efficiency and lower your energy costs. When we clean the coils, you can save as much as 30 percent on your cooling bill. A thorough duct cleaning can help you save up to 20 percent on your energy costs. Elite Climate Control professionals can also spot and resolve potential issues to prevent more serious problems from developing with your system. You can avoid up to 90 percent of HVAC malfunctions with professional preventive care.
Maybe it’s time to upgrade your system. Our specialists can determine whether investing in a new HVAC system will be the best choice to save on your energy costs. Spring is the ideal time to let High Desert professionals install a new HVAC system.