During the winter season, your heating system worked hard to keep you and your family warm. Now that spring is upon us your central HVAC system will have some time to rest before temps begin to rise. It also means it’s time for a check-up. What can you do to conduct DIY seasonal HVAC maintenance? Here are some tips you can follow.

Outdoor Unit Maintenance

  • Remove any debris that’s collected around the exterior of the unit.
  • Brush off or rinse any dirt clinging to the exposed part of the system.
  • Straighten any bent cooling fins.
  • Examine the fan for any damage. Remove the top grill to look inside.
  • Check for any damage on the refrigerant pipes and coil.
  • Inspect for any animal nests. Sometimes they get inside the HVAC unit to shelter themselves from the cold.
  • Clean the hose by using cleaning products and water.

Indoor Unit Maintenance

  • Check air filters and change if necessary.
  • Use a vacuum to clear dust away, specifically near the evaporator coil.
  • Listen to the blower fan. If something sounds different, call a professional.

DIY Seasonal HVAC Maintenance

When you maintain your air conditioner and furnace well, you can prolong its life and save energy. Hiring a local AC service and repair company to conduct the maintenance is best. They know what to look for and can spot any potential problems and repair it which helps you avoid an emergency. However, by performing a little DIY seasonal HVAC maintenance, you can help improve your unit’s efficiency and keep it running smoothly.

Do you need to schedule seasonal maintenance? Call the professionals at Advantage Air & Service. We serve the Greater Northwest Arkansas area. Purchase a yearly plan and receive additional benefits such as same-day service, comprehensive inspection twice a year, and a 10% discount on any parts needed for repairs. Call us at (479) 361-8647.

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