In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked into some of the primary elements you should be thinking about when it comes to spring HVAC maintenance. This is an important season for many homeowners and their systems, allowing for any damage or issues from the past winter to be noted and remedied while also readying the system for the upcoming Utah summer.
At Green Line Heating & Air, we’re proud to offer a variety of heating and air conditioning repair and replacement services, plus quality seasonal inspections to numerous Herriman clients in both the spring and fall periods. What are some of the other areas you should be covering when it comes to spring HVAC upkeep, whether on your own or with the help of our HVAC technicians? Here’s a basic primer.
Check for Leaks + Confirm Insulation
As you’re likely aware, one of the biggest enemies of your heating and cooling system is leaks. A small leak can cause your system to work much harder than necessary, and over time these leaks will only grow worse. This is why it’s so important to check for any air leaks in your home before turning on your AC for the summer.
You can do this by looking for gaps around windows and doors, checking your attic for any holes or missing insulation, and even using a smoke stick to look for sneaky air leaks. If you do find any leaks, there are a number of ways to fix them, from weatherstripping and caulking to window replacements and insulation installation.
Vents and Registers
A couple very important but often-overlooked areas to check during your spring HVAC maintenance are your vents and registers. Make sure that all of your vents are open and clear, and give them a good clean if needed. You should also check the airflow coming out of your registers; if it seems weak or blocked, you can try using a vacuum cleaner to clear out any dust or debris.
Finally, we strongly recommend having a professional inspection done on your system at least once a year. This will help catch any small issues before they turn into bigger problems, and it can also help you to understand how your system works and how to best optimize its performance. These inspections are extremely affordable, and the money they save you in the long run can be significant. If you haven’t yet scheduled such an inspection for this year, we encourage you to do so today.
To learn more about spring HVAC maintenance in Herriman or other parts of Utah, or to set up an inspection or repair appointment with one of our HVAC technicians at your convenience, contact the pros at Green Line Heating & Air today.