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2 Spring Maintenance Tips For Your Home HVAC Unit

2 Spring Maintenance Tips For Your Home HVAC Unit
As Central Florida temperatures continue to rise, it’s important to ensure that you’ve completed spring maintenance on your home’s HVAC unit. This way, your HVAC unit will be prepped and ready for the upcoming summer season. It can be easy to forget that your HVAC unit requires regular maintenance in order to continue functionally properly.
To avoid getting caught in a heat wave with no air conditioning, here are three maintenance tips to help you prepare for warmer weather;

What you can do?
There are a few steps you can take to maintain your unit on your own. The first thing you can do is to ensure that you change your HVAC unit’s filters regularly. While your filters will contribute to the cleanliness of the air that you breathe, their primary purpose is to keep the air entering your HVAC unit clean. When dirty air enters your unit, it can cause internal damage, so it’s important to make sure you change the filters often.

It’s also important for you to make sure that the area around your outdoor unit is clear of debris so that it has enough air flow. Trim back plants and make sure that there isn’t any buildup of leaves or other debris. When your unit isn’t able to take in enough air, it will strain the unit and increase the likelihood of a breakdown. This is especially true during warmer months when the unit has to work harder in order to cool your home.

Schedule Regular Preventative Maintenance
While there are some steps you can take to maintain your HVAC unit yourself, there are some things that can only be done by a professional. A professional HVAC contractor will be able to inspect the inner workings of your unit to ensure that nothing needs replacement or repair. They can check all of the air conditioner’s components to ensure that they are clean and perform repairs if they are necessary. From electrical components to refrigerant levels, they’ll be able to make sure that your unit is ready for Florida’s high temperatures.

By taking steps to maintain your HVAC unit, you’ll increase both the efficiency and longevity of your unit. When you preemptively perform this maintenance before temperatures start to rise, you’ll reduce the risk of experiencing a breakdown at an inopportune moment. Contact East Coast Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule maintenance for your Port Orange HVAC unit.

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