Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Air Conditioner
Although it may not feel like it, spring has officially sprung. But since many of us in the Northeast are still using our furnaces, the first thing on our mind is not exactly our spring cleaning chores. However, neglecting your A/C until the warm weather hits can be a costly mistake – one we are hoping our readers won’t make.
Besides, after a long winter season, and four nor'easters later, your HVAC systems going to need a little (or a lot of) cleaning to work at peak efficiency.
1. Change the Filter.
This tip is an important one, one that many homeowners tend to neglect. If your air filters are clogged, it forces your system to work overtime to push air throughout the home. It also increases the wear and tear which can speak your energy bills.
We suggest cleaning or replacing air filters once every 1 to 2 months.
2. Clear the Drain.
Your air conditioner won’t be able to work properly if the drain isn’t cleared. A professional will be able to remove any debris or other items blocking the drain to prevent clogging or flooding.
3. Clean the Coils.
Looking to save a little extra cash this year? Get your air conditioner coils cleaned! When they are regularly inspected, any dirt and debris will be removed, making your system more efficient, lower your energy bills, and prolong your unit’s lifespan.
4. Clear the Exterior Unit.
We’ve seen a lot of snow and rain the last few months, so it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to go outside and inspect your exterior unit. Cut away any branches and shrubbery blocking the unit and use a hose to clean the dust that has settled there during the fall and winter season.
For cleaning and maintenance tasks for every room in your home, check out our helpful spring cleaning guide.
To help keep you safe and save you money, Gold Medal's Total Care Club ensures that your electrical, plumbing, waterproofing, and HVAC systems are completely safe and up-to-date. Give us a call today at (732) 365-3199 or schedule an appointment online if you have any questions.