To DIY or Not to DIY? Spring HVAC Maintenance.

To DIY or Not to DIY? Spring HVAC Maintenance.

Winter weather has no mercy when it comes to your home’s HVAC and plumbing systems. As the snow begins to melt and the ice begins to thaw, it’s essential to check up on these systems to ensure they’re running both safely and efficiently. Running through an entire list of to-dos and how-tos can be difficult. To help break it down, here is our go-to checklist for spring HVAC maintenance.

What you can do Yourself:

Clean or Replace Your Air Filters

Keeping your home’s filters clean from excess dust and allergens can keep your systems running longer. This not only helps reduce the amount of allergens spreading through your home’s air in the spring, but also helps save you from premature, costly system replacements.

Clean Around Your Outside Unit

Check around your outside air conditioning unit for debris like sticks or stones. Keeping these obstructions away from your units helps ensure they don’t make their way into your system, which can cause significant damage.

Clean Out Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Your bathroom exhaust fans can quickly accumulate dust through the winter. Take some time this spring to dust and clean your bathroom’s fans to prevent them from clogging up and keep them running at maximum efficiency.

Check up on Your Plumbing Systems

Winter temperatures can take a toll on your home’s plumbing systems. Taking a walk around your home to check for leaks, drips, and clogs this spring can help you catch any plumbing issues before becoming major. If you spot any plumbing issues, please contact the professionals at Valor Mechanical to fix them quickly and effectively.

Not Everything is a “DIY” Task

Minimal inspections are helpful for addressing more noticeable issues, but some issues aren’t easily seen by the common eye. Hiring a professional for preventative maintenance this spring can help address any mechanical issues happening behind the scenes. Knowing that your systems are running efficiently gives you both peace of mind and helps save you from unnecessary costs associated with inefficient operations.

Valor Mechanical’s VIP plan

Preventative maintenance can help reduce the risk of your system breaking down by over 90%. Our VIP plans provide you the peace of mind that your home’s HVAC systems are running seamlessly and safely. We offer VIP plans for air conditioning, heating, and plumbing to keep your home’s systems safe from major, costly breakdowns. Learn more about our variety of VIP preventative maintenance plans here.

For all your spring maintenance needs, rely on the local HVAC professionals at Valor Mechanical. Our knowledgable team understands that HVAC and plumbing maintenance isn’t everyone’s “walk in the park.” We work alongside clients to ensure they know what’s being tuned-up, replaced, or working well in their home. Get to know the Valor family here or at the 2021 Rochester Area Builders Home Show. We’d be happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding your home’s systems.