• Spring checklist for your HVAC system in Columbia, IL

    March 25, 2019
  • Get your HVAC system ready for warm weather

    Every now and again you need to inspect and maintain your HVAC system. Spring is a great time to do this because you often don’t need heating in spring but it generally isn’t hot enough for A/C, either. Here’s what you should be doing to maintain your HVAC system in Columbia, IL, each spring.

    Consider Upgrading

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    If you’re ever going to upgrade your HVAC system, spring is a great time to do it due to the mild temperatures. You should upgrade your current air conditioning system if it’s more than 15 years old, or if the repair cost is similar to or greater than the cost of a replacement unit.

    A newer system will improve energy efficiency and cooling power, but it may not be worth it depending on your situation. Consult an HVAC technician for help deciding whether or not you should upgrade.

    Air Filter

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    The simplest A/C system maintenance task is also one of the most effective. Now that you’re done using your furnace and it’s almost time to start using the air conditioning, it’s time to replace your air filter. If you want to improve your indoor air quality a bit this summer, opt for an air filter with a higher MERV rating.

    Schedule Maintenance

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    While there are some basic HVAC maintenance tasks you can handle by yourself, the best way to make sure your HVAC system is properly maintained is to have a professional do it for you. Spring is a great time to schedule maintenance. There are countless tasks an HVAC technician can help you with:

    • Checking air filters
    • Calibrating the thermostat
    • Cleaning condenser coils
    • Inspecting A/C system for leaks
    • Lubricating fan motor if necessary
    • Inspecting and tightening various parts
    • Checking out the blower assembly, evaporator coil and capacitor
    • Flushing the condensate drain
    • Testing for proper refrigerant levels

    As long as you have your furnace and air conditioner maintained at least once a year, you can expect your systems to have a significantly longer life expectancy.

    Your Move

    Now that you know about all the HVAC maintenance tasks you should take care of during the spring, it’s time to consult a professional and schedule an appointment. Give Fairview Heating, Cooling & Appliance Repair a call today to learn more about preparing your HVAC system for the seasons ahead and schedule a spring tune-up.