You’ve made it through another Garland, TX winter, which means you can put away your sweaters and look forward to warmer weather. But wait: warmer weather means you may need the air conditioner. Is your HVAC system ready to handle cooling duty?

Here are some steps you can take to ensure your HVAC system is ready for the change in seasons.

Clean Up and Remove Covers

Chances are, your outdoor HVAC units have gathered a bit of debris since you last checked them. There may be some leaves remaining from fall, as well as branches that snapped off of nearby trees. Clean up any waste you find, remove your unit covers, and give the units a once-over to see if anything managed to slip inside.

Check and Change Your Filters

Checking and replacing your air filter is a necessary part of HVAC maintenance, especially if it’s been a while since you last checked, or if you own pets. A buildup of debris in the filter can dramatically affect your system’s efficiency, which in turn drives up the cost of keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.

Inspect Ducts, Vents, and Insulation

Just as your air filter can be hindered by the junk it catches, so can your ducts and vents. Take a peek at your ducts to ensure nothing has become lodged within them that could affect your system’s performance. Also, check your vents and vent covers, and give them a good cleaning if necessary.

Perform a Test Run

Pick a warm day to take your system on its first run of the season and make certain everything is working as intended.

We always recommend a tuneup before air conditioning season begins. We’ll make sure your system is running at it’s most energy-efficient and check for any emerging issues that can be caught and fixed before turning into a large problem. Call us today to schedule a service appointment.

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