As the winter chill fades away and the warmth of spring arrives, it’s time to give your HVAC system the attention it deserves. Aztec Mechanical is here with expert tips and tricks to help you refresh your HVAC system for optimal performance this season.

1. Change Your Air Filters Regularly

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to maintain your HVAC system is by regularly changing the air filters. This step becomes even more crucial in Albuquerque, especially during late spring when the beautiful cotton mesa blooms are in full swing. These blooms can release a significant amount of pollen and cotton seeds, which can quickly clog up air filters if not attended to. By swapping out old filters for clean ones, you’ll not only ensure better air quality but also prevent the buildup of pollen and debris from impacting your system’s efficiency.

2. Clear the Outdoor Unit

Take a stroll outside and check on your outdoor HVAC unit. Clear away any debris such as leaves, branches, or dirt that may have accumulated during the winter months. This allows for proper airflow and prevents your system from working harder than necessary. Also, dealing with overgrown bushes and shrubs just to access your air conditioner will be inconvenient for both you and your HVAC technician. In the event of urgent repair, you wouldn’t want any delays caused by having to clear vegetation around your condenser unit. Maintaining approximately an arm’s length of clearance around the unit will facilitate quicker and more efficient repairs and maintenance.

3. Schedule Professional Maintenance

Schedule a maintenance appointment with Aztec Mechanical to ensure your HVAC system is in top condition. Our experienced technicians will inspect your HVAC system, clean components, check for any potential issues, and ensure everything is running at peak performance. This proactive approach can prevent costly repairs down the road and keep your system efficient.

4. Check Your Thermostat Settings

As the temperatures start to rise, adjust your thermostat settings accordingly. Program your thermostat for optimal comfort during the day and energy savings at night. A programmable thermostat can help you save on energy bills while maintaining a comfortable indoor environment.

5. Seal Leaks and Insulate

Inspect your home or office for any leaks around windows, doors, and ductwork. Sealing these leaks and adding insulation where needed can improve energy efficiency and reduce strain on your HVAC system.

Contact Aztec Mechanical Today!

We’re dedicated to ensuring your HVAC system is ready to tackle the changing seasons. Don’t delay, March is the best time to schedule Spring maintenance. Contact Aztec Mechanical today!

Be sure to download and print out our HVAC Property Management Spring checklist to have on hand for easy reference and maintenance planning.