September 24, 2023

Local HVAC service companies offer tips for Spring maintenance

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Local HVAC service companies offer tips for Spring maintenance

As the Spring season begins and warmer weather approaches, homeowners are advised to care for their homes and begin necessary maintenance on their HVAC systems.

According to Jim Sparks, president of Sparks Heat and Air, people should be sure to have their filters changed, check Freon levels, refill the Freon if it’s low and have their HVAC serviced once a year.

He said these are services his company provides, but people can change their filters at home, check their Freon and keep their unit clean if they’re mowing or doing any other yard work around the unit.

He explained the best time to have one’s HVAC system serviced is when it’s above 70 degrees outside.

According to Joe Johnson, senior journeyman technician at A/C Doctors, LLC, his company offers Spring tune ups.

“A spring tune up consists of us looking through the air conditioning system thoroughly,” Johnson said. “We check everything from as little as a loose wire nut connection or ants and spiders in the contactor to compressor and fan functions.”

Local HVAC service companies offer tips for Spring maintenance

He said technicians will professionally clean the condenser coil, remove debris from the inside, check wires for breaks or splits in the wire coating for potential shorts and check all the components from capacitors, contractors, relays, the thermostat, circuit boards and all motors and the compressor.

“We will check for blower cleanliness. We also check temperature differential, filter cleanliness (and change if needed), and refrigerant levels,” he said. “We will provide any recommendations that we see necessary to keep you comfortable all summer long.”