Columbus, GA



Columbus, GA

Essential Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips for Your HVAC


Hey there, Auburn-Opelika area homeowners! We’re sure you’ve noticed the chill of winter is fading away, and the blooms of a Southeast spring are here. You know what that means? It’s time to ensure your HVAC system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable during the upcoming hot Alabama summer months. 

Proper maintenance is key to making sure your HVAC system runs efficiently and avoids costly repairs.

Simple Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips:

1. Change Your Air Filters Regularly

One of the easiest and most important HVAC maintenance tasks is regularly changing your air filters. With regular use, air filters get clogged with pollen, dust, and other debris, reducing airflow and causing your system to work harder. Aim to change your filters every 1-3 months, depending on your usage and the type of filter you have. This simple step can improve air quality and help your system run more efficiently.

2. Clean Your Outdoor Unit

During the winter months, debris like leaves, twigs, and dirt can accumulate around your outdoor HVAC unit. Take some time in the spring to clear away any debris and trim back any vegetation that may be encroaching on the unit. This will ensure proper airflow and prevent potential damage to your system.

3. Check Your Thermostat Settings

As you transition from heating to cooling, take a moment to check your thermostat settings. Make sure it’s set to the appropriate temperature for the season. You may want to consider investing in a programmable thermostat if you don’t already have one. Programming your thermostat to adjust the temperature based on your schedule is a great way to save both energy and money on your utility bills.

4. Schedule a Professional Tune-Up

While there are many tasks you can do yourself to maintain your HVAC system, it’s also important to schedule a professional tune-up at least once a year with Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air. A trained Dixie technician will inspect your system for any issues, clean components, lubricate moving parts, and check that everything is operating efficiently. This proactive approach can help prevent costly repairs down the line and extend the life of your HVAC system.

5. Check for Air Leaks

Inspect the seals around doors and windows for any signs of air leaks. Leaks can allow cool air to escape from your home, causing your HVAC system to work harder. Replace worn weather stripping and seal any gaps or cracks to improve energy efficiency and reduce strain on your HVAC system.

6. Test Your Air Conditioning

Before the weather gets too hot, test your air conditioning system to make sure it’s working properly. Turn it on and let it run for a while to ensure cool air is coming out of the vents. If you notice any issues such as weak airflow or strange noises, it’s best to address them early before they escalate into bigger problems.

For complete peace of mind, schedule spring HVAC maintenance with Dixie today.

7. Consider Upgrading Your System

If your HVAC system is 10 or more years old or constantly requiring repairs, it may be time to consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient model. Newer systems are often more efficient, quieter, and come with advanced features that can improve comfort and convenience in your home. While Dixie agrees that it’s an investment upfront, you will be happier knowing you’re saving money on utility costs in the long run by upgrading your HVAC system. Your loved ones will be more comfortable, too. 

Don’t Wait for a HVAC System Breakdown to Act!

Don’t wait until your old inefficient HVAC system totally gives out or you’ve wasted countless dollars on endless repairs to schedule spring HVAC maintenance. Taking the time now to have one of Dixie’s highly trained and professional technicians perform simple spring maintenance tasks can help ensure your HVAC system is ready to go when you need it. 

Contact Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air today!