Spring Air Conditioning Tips

As spring flourishes and summer eagerly awaits its turn, Central stands ready to assist you in maximizing this vibrant season in comfort, with tips on how to ensure efficient HVAC performance. Check out our top six spring AC tips designed to enhance your home’s comfort and get it ready for the summer months ahead.

1. Replace your air filters

With spring in full swing, it’s time to give your air conditioning system’s filters a once-over. After the winter months, these filters tend to collect a heap of debris and allergens, which can put a damper on your system’s effectiveness and compromise your indoor air quality. Swapping out old filters for  fresh ones can work wonders for your system’s efficiency, especially in combating pollen and allergens during peak allergy season.

2. Clean indoor vents

Similar to HVAC air filters, indoor air vents can become clogged over time, diminishing indoor air quality. Spring presents an ideal opportunity to include vent cleaning in your routine spring cleaning. Start by removing the vent cover and vacuuming away any visible dust. Afterward, wipe the vent covers to eliminate dust and debris. For vents that haven’t been cleaned in a while, a more thorough cleaning may be necessary.

3. Check the drain line

With temperatures rising, AC usage increases. As your HVAC system operates, it generates extra moisture, which typically drains through a small hose-like line. After a few hours of use, inspect this line. If you don’t observe a slow flow of water from the hose, it could indicate a clog.

4. Clean around outdoor unit

The outdoor unit’s condition is key to your AC’s overall performance. Keeping it free from leaves, debris, and pollen doesn’t just help airflow—it boosts efficiency and lifespan. A tidy exterior unit leads to better performance and energy efficiency, creating a more comfortable indoor space.

5. Install an air scrubber

Spring and summer pose challenges for those with seasonal allergies, making outdoor activities less appealing. Fortunately, you can create a safe haven from allergens, mold, and germs by installing an air scrubber. The Air Scrubber by Aerus conveniently attaches to HVAC system ductwork, effectively reducing viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants in the air and on surfaces in homes up to 3,000 sqft.

6. Schedule spring maintenance

Getting your AC unit in shape before the warmer days hit is crucial for a hassle-free summer. Spring maintenance is your ticket to catching and fixing any potential problems that could mess with your system’s performance down the line. You can always leave the spring and summer HVAC preparation to the pros and schedule a preventive maintenance visit. Our thorough checks cover everything from refrigerant levels to electrical connections, guaranteeing your system runs like a dream all season long.

We hope this information helps you feel more prepared for the upcoming summer heat. As always, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re here to help you with all of your HVAC needs.