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Spring is a crucial time of year when it comes to HVAC maintenance. Preparation for the hot, summer months is more important than ever, especially as it warms up and humidity rapidly rises in the low country. We know how those muggy days take a toll on your air conditioning system, and we are committed to getting ahead of the heat wave to ensure that your home stays cool through the season.

Change Your Air Filter

The simplest step of HVAC maintenance is ensuring that your filters are clean and fresh. Consult your HVAC maintenance professionals to find out what filter you need for your system and ensure that it is installed properly. Routine filter replacement promotes healthy, rapid airflow, whereas debris-clogged filters cause your system to overwork itself, impacting its long-term efficiency. Air filter maintenance also keeps your family breathing clean, healthy air. Ideally, air filters should be changed monthly, especially during the warmer months.

Check Your Ducts

After the cooler winter months, it is not uncommon to find cracks and leaks in your ducts. Over time this is bound to happen, but the good news is that it’s a simple fix for HVAC maintenance professionals. Even if you are in the clear in terms of damages to your ducts, spring is still a great time to clean your air ducts as a measure to prevent any potential problems later when you need your AC most.

Upgrade Thermostats

Believe it or not, a faulty thermostat is the root cause of many HVAC issues. We encourage you to switch over to a programmable thermostat, which can help you find the optimal temperature in your home and keep your system running at a reasonable pace. Constant fluctuations are not only damaging to the long-term efficiency of your air conditioning system, but they are also expensive! At Palmetto Heating & Air, we aim to keep your energy consumption and costs reasonable, and we are trained in installing and using the latest thermostat technology.

Clean Vents, Floor Registers, and Ceiling Fans

This is an easily overlooked but extremely crucial task on your spring HVAC maintenance checklist: get out your dusters! Dust and debris easily collect over those stuffy winter months, and removing it is an important part of keeping your system working effectively. Be sure to vacuum out those floor registers so you can ensure your unit is taking in and blowing out clean air for better air quality. Ceiling fans can be your air conditioning unit’s best friend during those hot months in the low country, but no one wants dirty, dusty air to circulate. Pay special attention to these areas during your spring cleaning this year to give your unit a fighting chance at optimal effectiveness.

Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance

At Palmetto Heating & Air, our skilled professionals are ready for anything. Let us inspect your unit, lubricate moving parts, clean your drain lines and coils, test and repair all electrical connections, and check your refrigerant. These tasks are all best done by HVAC maintenance professionals, as they can get a bit complicated without the proper tools. We offer routine preventative inspections in the spring and beyond to identify problems early and keep you from facing a major mess later in the year when outdoor temperatures become extreme. Crank up your air conditioning this spring with the peace of knowing that your reliable HVAC maintenance crew has your back and your AC system is functioning at its best.

Your Trusted Lowcountry HVAC Company

Give Palmetto Heating & Air a call today, and let us get started on your spring HVAC maintenance checklist, consider joining our Comfort Club, and prepare your home for the sweltering days ahead.