Transitioning Your Home HVAC System to Spring
The change of seasons is evident here in Southern California. The weather is sunnier and the brief rains have brought a jolt of life to the hills, with plenty of green to please the eye. That also means a change of season for your HVAC system. While California enjoys rather moderate winters, the chillier nights do call for more heating. Now that the nights and days are getting a little warmer, ensuring your heating and cooling system can smoothly make the transition is important. Whether you have an older AC unit or a brand new system, getting regular seasonal care can help ensure a long lifespan. Southland Heating and Air Conditioning is your local source for quality heating and cooling in Ventura County. Our team provides all the spring HVAC insights you need!
Here are some basic steps you can take to prepare your system for spring:
- Check and replace your air filter – This is definitely important after your heating system has been used more recently due to the chillier winter days. Make sure you inspect your filter regularly and replace it as necessary (typically on a 3-month basis). You may even want to have a spare air filter stored away, making it easy to stay on track with your air filter replacement.
- Give your ventilation system a look – Also referred to as your home’s ductwork, the ventilation system is a crucial component of indoor air quality and air flow. If not cleaned regularly or properly, it can circulate dust and pollutants throughout your home. Make sure dusting the ductwork is on your spring cleaning list! You can also check for holes, cracks, and other issues that may allow for loss of air.
- Tidy up outside around your unit – As flowers, grass, and other plants get a boost of life, it becomes all the more important to make sure your outdoor HVAC unit isn’t obstructed in any way. From nature to your own gardening tools and other debris, there are many things to look out for. Make cleaning up your outdoor space around the unit and regularly checking for leaves and other debris a part of your spring cleaning as well.
- Don’t forget to call on the professionals – Remember, right after spring is summer, which means you should take care of any tune-ups, maintenance, and replacements now while the weather is still relatively moderate. If you wait until the summer heat wave hits, you could be stuck without any AC or face more costly repairs for problems left unrepaired.
Let Southland Heating and Air Conditioning take care of your spring HVAC cleaning and tune-up today so you can have peace of mind and optimal comfort all summer long.