Step 1. Clean The Air Conditioner And Furnace
Start by removing any debris that may have collected in and around the exterior compressor/condenser. Using a garden hose to clean any dirt from the fins will work just fine.
Next, clean the fan assembly and blades in order to keep the dust from redistributing throughout the general area and home. Clean the evaporator coil found on the inside blower/furnace unit with a soft brush and a no-rinse coil cleaner.
Step 2. Vacuum Heat Registers
It’s no secret that dirt and dust will accumulate in around your registers. Ensure the vents are not blocked by furniture or any other items. Use a vacuum to clean the registers inside and out.
Step 3. Replace Air Filter
Start the season off with a new furnace filter, eventually replacing it as needed. Check the filter each month to ensure it is still clean. Typically, a new filter is needed between every 30-60 days.
Some furnaces have permanent filters which need cleaning rather than replacing. The permanent filters should be inspected and cleaned regularly. This is the most cost-effective way to keep your system running efficiently.
Step 4. Switch Thermostat From “Cool” To “Off” Or “Heat”
Although this seems obvious, it is quite an easy step to forget. Update the settings if you happen to have a programmable thermostat.
Step 5. Get A Professional HVAC Tune-Up
Schedule a maintenance appointment to prepare for each heating and cooling season to ensure your system will function properly all throughout the year. HVAC professionals in your area can clean your system and catch minor repairs before they become costly replacements. Contact the team at Ascent Heating & Cooling in Tempe, Arizona today!