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Springing Forward with HVAC Tasks

Springing Forward with HVAC TasksAre you ready to spring forward? Daylight Saving Time is coming, and this is a great way to spring forward in terms of preparing your HVAC system for the switch from cooler winter weather to the hot, humid weather of Orlando’s summers. As you prepare for spring and the coming summer, here are some steps you can take to get your HVAC system ready.

  1. Check Everything Carefully

The change between seasons is a great time to schedule a maintenance check of your HVAC system, both heating and cooling. Make sure your equipment is ready for the upcoming season and troubleshoot any problems you may have before they turn into costly repairs.

  1. Check the Ductwork

Your ductwork is an important part of your HVAC system, so make sure it is in good shape. Also, check it for leaks and cracks, which hurt your system’s efficiency. Consider scheduling a spring cleaning of your ducts if they look dusty and grimy.

  1. Clean Outdoors

As you spring forward, make sure the outdoor part of your air conditioner is ready for summer by clearing debris and overgrowth surrounding your unit. Make sure the outdoor unit is clear of obstructions, dirt and grime that could impact efficiency.

  1. Check Alarms

While you are cleaning and prepping your HVAC system for summer, take the time to test your smoke detectors and CO alarms. Ensuring that these are fully functional is an essential part of protecting your family.

  1. Prep for the Off Season

While much of your spring work will be focused on getting the air conditioner ready for summer, make sure you take the time to prepare your heating system for the “off” season when you won’t be using it. This is a great time to handle any repairs that you need to tackle before next winter. Consider having a tune-up as well to ensure it will be ready when winter comes again.

Do you have further questions about spring cleaning for your Orlando HVAC system? Contact the team at Rinald’s Energy Solutions for expert advice as you spring forward.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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