Spring Checklist for HVAC Systems | Pearland, TX | Dalton

The weather’s getting warmer here in Pearland, and the last thing anyone wants is for the AC to fall apart when the heat hits its highest. What is the key to making sure that your AC hums along as expected during the hottest months of the year?

Follow this spring checklist now. Doing so can help you keep your AC in excellent shape throughout the summer season.


Change Your Air Filter

The air filter’s most important job is to prevent dirt and debris from entering the AC. Fine particulate matter can ruin the delicate internal parts of your unit, speeding its decline. As a side benefit, air filters also help filter indoor mold spores and odors. 

It’s easy to forget about the air filter, but it’s important to schedule air filter changes. Find out what type of filters you have and how often they need to be changed. Set a reminder on your phone or calendar, and make sure you change them on time.  


Clean Up Fall & Winter Debris

During the colder months, old, wet leaves and fallen branches can pile up in and around your outdoor AC unit. The more debris blocking the unit, the harder it has to work to cool your home. The harder your AC has to work, the more likely it is to break down. 

Before you turn on the unit, take the time to clear the debris from the areas around the AC. You might even find some debris piled on top. Many people bundle this task in with their other spring yard work! 


Clean Your Vents

Over the winter, your interior vents are likely to have acquired a thick coating of dust, especially if you have pets. Pet hair can drift, gather, and clog the vents. Vacuum them up and wash them down. The idea is to get rid of any blockages you can find.

While you’re at it, it’s a good time to clean the dust and pet hair off your baseboards and fan blades. This will ensure you don’t spread dust all over your house the moment you try to use the total cooling system.


Schedule Your AC Tune-Up

A professional AC tune-up is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your HVAC unit. Our technicians perform a variety of steps, from inspecting the electrical components to inspecting all moving parts. We also check system cycling, and test your thermostat.

If we find small problems, we will recommend those repairs during your tune-up—here and now—so they don’t become big problems. Scheduling your spring tune-up can save you loads of money by preventing the need for large repairs later in the season. 

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