Spring Cleaning. Don’t Forget Your Cooling System

Spring is here and the summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to clean and prepare your home for the hot months ahead. While organizing a hurricane readiness kit should be high on your to-do list, especially in a locale like Savannah, Georgia, here are four HVAC tasks you should add and check off your spring cleaning checklist, including one for your cooling system.

Change the HVAC Air Filter

The easiest task you can complete without worrying if you’re certified to work with your heating and cooling system is to change its air filter. During the summer, when your air conditioner has to work its hardest, it’s best to change your air filter once per month to ensure optimized efficiency and reliable performance throughout the season.

Adjust the Ceiling Fans

The warm outdoor temperatures signal that winter is long gone and spring is here to stay, so now’s the time to adjust the ceiling fans in your home to rotate in the right direction. In the summer, when you want your ceiling fans to disperse cool air and create a cooling effect, they should rotate in a counterclockwise direction.

Clean the Supply Vents

Supply vents that are covered in dirt and dust can inhibit your air conditioner from operating efficiently and deteriorate your indoor air quality. To clean them, simply vacuum around the supply vents and wipe them with a wet cloth. For added cleanliness, unscrew the supply vents and clean around the insides of the registers, as well.

Schedule a Professional Tuneup

Of course, the number-one way to ensure your cooling system is ready for the upcoming summer is to invest in air conditioning maintenance. In addition to helping you conserve energy and save money, a routine tuneup will also reduce the instance of repairs and extend your system’s lifespan by up to five years. It’s an investment worth considering.

For more information about how to prepare your home for the summer ahead, or if you’re interested in scheduling air conditioning maintenance today, read on about why a tuneup should top your spring cleaning list or contact us at (912) 436-3440.