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Tips for Your Spring Maintenance

The costs associated with controlling your indoor comfort can be significant. These costs can be even more of a burden if your heating and cooling system isn't running efficiently. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure your HVAC system, furnace, or air conditioner is working as efficiently as possible.

Change Your Filter

The Alliance to Save Energy estimates that a clean filter may cut energy usage by as much as 15 percent. Changing your HVAC filter is a simple process that can literally be done in a matter of minutes. If you have a permanent filter, rinse it off every month or so.

Remove Exterior Obstructions

As the weather gets warmer, take a moment to check the part of your unit that's situated outside. Specifically, you'll want to look out for:

  • Loose vegetation or debris

  • Standing vegetation

  • Any growth that has extended into the unit

Clear the Drainage Hole

At the base of your air conditioner's cabinet is a drainage hole. You'll find it just below the evaporator fins. This small hole needs to be kept clean for your AC to operate as intended. A good way to clean it is with a small piece of wire or a bent paperclip.

Clean Your Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Exhaust fans work hard to get rid of moisture from your bathroom. They also help eliminate odors and play a role in maintaining your indoor air quality. Clean your exhaust fans by:

  • Turning off the power

  • Removing the covers

  • Cleaning the covers with soap and water

  • Using a toothbrush to clean the fan blades

  • Reapplying the covers

One other thing you can do to get the various parts of your heating and cooling system ready for spring and summer is to schedule a tune-up. At Rescue Air, we have trained technicians serving the North Texas area ready to perform a thorough inspection and take care of any necessary adjustments and repairs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.