It’s never too early to start thinking about spring maintenance.
It may still be winter, but spring temperatures have already started popping up all over the country! The groundhog couldn’t have been more wrong. And, while we have spring temperatures on the brain, now is as good a time as any to start talking about spring preventative maintenance.
It is never too early to start thinking about spring preventative maintenance. Not only is it a good idea to schedule preventative maintenance to get your air conditioner or heat pump cleaned for the summer cooling season, but it can also help catch minor issues with your cooling equipment that could potentially turn into big problems down the road.
Here are some things that your contractor will do during a spring preventative maintenance appointment.
- Inspect the indoor evaporator coil for cleanliness. If dirty, they will clean the coil.
- Inspect the furnace or air handler blower assembly for proper operation and cleanliness.
- Inspect all electrical connections.
- Check the system’s refrigerant level. If the outdoor unit’s refrigerant level is low, your servicer should check for leaks. If there is a leak, they should repair the leak or replace the component – not just add more refrigerant.
- Check the operation of the compressor and outdoor fan motor.
Always make sure you research your local heating and air conditioning contractors before you hire the one for your spring maintenance appointment. For hiring advice, check out our previous tips for hiring a contractor.
Did you remember to schedule preventative maintenance last year?