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2 Things to Do Before Your Spring Maintenance Visit

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Discover how HVAC maintenance agreements and spring cleaning go hand in hand.

HVAC maintenance agreements might seem like a frivolous investment at first, but rest assured, you’ll be glad you have one come spring. Here are two things to do this spring when it comes to maintaining your heating and air conditioning system.

#1: Let April Showers Bring Spring Cleaning

April is the time when spring is moving in, winter finally seems to be moving out, and it’s time to open the windows and clean out the house. When the spring cleaning bug hits, don’t forget to give your HVAC system some TLC, too. Spring is the perfect time to schedule service for your system for one of its twice-yearly maintenance visits. Close out your heating system for the season, and make sure your AC is ready for the warm weather that’s just around the corner.

#2: Get Pre-Summer Service

To make sure your air conditioner is running right all summer long, it’s important that it gets some specific inspections and care before it kicks into high gear. These are just a few things that service should include:

  • Clean the condenser coil
  • Inspect and clean the evaporator coil
  • Inspect and adjust the blower wheels
  • Check the refrigerant level
  • Change the air filter
  • Inspect and adjust the belts and pulleys
  • Check and lubricate the motors and bearings
  • Test and calibrate the thermostat
  • Inspect all controls and safety switches

When your AC is ready for the warm weather, you're going to have a system that runs more effectively, more efficiently, and that is significantly less likely to have issues or a breakdown. To find out everything you need to know about how an HVAC maintenance agreement can help get you ready for summer, contact our pros at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.