Winter is now becoming a distant memory for residents in Ashland, VA. The days will soon become hot enough that homeowners will need their air conditioning to provide comfort from the outdoor heat. Early spring is the best time to ensure your AC system is ready for the work it’ll need to perform during the hottest days of summer. Read on to learn more about spring HVAC maintenance and the benefits it provides.

Clear Debris

It’s common for debris to accumulate around outside HVAC units during the fall and winter months. You can start clearing space for your system by raking away leaves and fallen branches from the area. An HVAC maintenance service technician will also be able to clean any dirt or grime buildup in and around the coils.

Replace Filters

Clogged filters are a common instigator for many things that can ail an HVAC system. It’s good practice to start with new filters at the beginning of each spring.

You should replace your filters every 30 to 90 days from this point. The exact time between filter replacements depends on the demands placed on your system. Your maintenance service technician can share which filters are best for you to replace and recommend a schedule.

Clean Ducts

Calling in a professional to clean your ducts at the beginning of spring will clear dust and allergens from the system. Clean ducts will improve your indoor air quality and make life a lot easier for any allergy sufferers in your family. Clean air ducts will also increase your home’s comfort level and HVAC system’s efficiency.

Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

You shouldn’t neglect technology when preparing your air conditioner for the summer months. A smart thermostat will allow you to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home through preset controls. The ability to program work and rest cycles for your HVAC system will likely decrease summer cooling costs.

Enjoy Fresh Air

The spring months often include a time when moderate temperatures make both heating and cooling unnecessary. Opening the windows and allowing fresh air to circulate throughout your home will improve your indoor air quality while allowing your system to rest a bit.

Prudent homeowners should take advantage of moderate spring temperatures and prepare their system for its summer workload. Call Atlantic Shores Heating and Cooling to address all of your HVAC maintenance and repair needs.

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