Ask Our Heating Contractor in Arvada: How Can You Prepare Your HVAC for Spring?
June 20, 2018
Spring in Denver isn’t quite like the spring we see on clothing commercials. Colorado’s springtime snowstorms are a not-so-subtle reminder that shorts weather doesn’t come quite as soon as we’d all like. However, despite needing to keep your scraper in the front seat, spring really is on the way. Get started on your seasonal cleaning in Denver by tackling a little spring HVAC maintenance.
There are some tasks Arvada and Denver homeowners can manage themselves, while others are better addressed by a professional heating contractor.
Tasks Homeowners Can Tackle
Clean Your Air Filter
One of the easiest and most effective spring HVAC maintenance steps homeowners take is cleaning or replacing their HVAC unit’s air filter.
Filters prevent pet dander, dust and other particles from entering into your HVAC system. As debris collects on the filter, it starts to impede the flow of air to the unit. Follow your owner’s manual on how to remove and clean the filter. Usually, warm soapy water and a dry towel are all you’ll need to get it clean.
Once you’re finished cleaning or replacing your filter set up a reminder to do it again in 30 days. Denver can get pretty muggy in the dead of summer which means your AC and its air filter will be working overtime. By keeping the filter clean, you’ll have better indoor air quality and a more efficient system!
Clean Debris from Around Your AC Coil
Another “honey do” on the spring-cleaning list you can complete without the assistance of a heating contractor is removing trash, dead foliage and overgrown vegetation from the outdoor coil. Even with a cover on, debris can find its way in and around your outdoor coil. Clearing it away will improve the performance of your system. This reminds us, spring is a good time to take the cover off so you don’t forget on the first hot day of summer and blow your whole air conditioning unit out. You’ll definitely need a heating contractor then!
While you’re clearing the outdoor coil you might be tempted to spruce things up with a little mulch. Please don’t! Your HVAC unit needs to “breathe.” Mulching around the bottom of the unit can restrict airflow.
Schedule Spring HVAC Maintenance
Our last bit of advice is to call a heating contractor and schedule your yearly HVAC tune-up. Spring is a great time to have a professional heating contractor, such as the techs at Fix-It 24/7, come and give your HVAC system the once over. Spring is lovely in this area, but it’s fleeting. You do not want to be one of the frantic people who call us when a massive heat wave hits Denver in the middle of August.
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