Even though we don’t see the massive weather changes throughout the year that some areas do, there are still steps to be taken to ensure quality performance with your AC and heating unit. Here is everything you need to know about HVAC maintenance throughout the year.
Fall and Winter Maintenance
It is normal to smell a burning odor the first time you turn your heater on in the fall or winter. This is the smell of the dust buildup in your heater burning due to the sudden dramatic increase in temperature. This smell should only last an hour or less – so if it lingers any longer than this, you should have a professional look at your heating system.
While you should try your best to remember to replace your AC filter every 1-2 months, it’s especially important to replace it even more often in the chillier seasons. Pet dander is more likely to have more buildup in the winter, causing allergies to worsen.
There are also a lot more leaves and debris building up around your outdoor AC unit, so be sure to keep that area as clear as possible to prevent anything from entering the system.
Spring and Summer Maintenance
Keep a close eye on the AC vents on your ceilings for blockages like dust. This can prevent air flow from reaching your entire house, causing your AC to work harder than it should when you aren’t getting cooled off enough.
Listen for funny noises coming from your air conditioning compressor. The early spring is the ideal time for a tune-up or any AC repairs before it gets too hot out. If your AC unit is older, have it looked at by a professional to see if it’s time for you to get an upgrade.
Air conditioning maintenance is definitely not the same year-round. If you need a professional HVAC checkup, contact Mendez Air Conditioning & Heating for the best and most experienced service in the Valley!