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Welcome back to the Buckhorn Heating and Air blog! We’re back with some reminders and helpful tips in this blog — reminders and tips about your air conditioning unit. While it’s barely spring and this blog may seem preemptive, if you live in Colorado you know — spring weather in this amazing state is unpredictable. Some days it’ll snow in the morning, be 60 degrees by mid-day, and back to freezing temperatures by the evening time! Other times, you’ll have a stint of 70 plus degree days that appear in the middle of a bitter winter-esque period. 

No matter the insane, unpredictable weather, you need to be prepared. Keep reading to hear our friendly reminder and get some helpful tips about preparing your HVAC for that unexpected hot weather.

Our Friendly Reminder 

We just want to remind you that it’s time for an HVAC inspection from your trusted Top Rated Local® Heating & Air Provider in Northern Colorado. While your HVAC system has been reliably heating your home throughout the winter and in these early spring days, it’s likely gone unserviced since the fall. During this time, your filter likely has become dirty, leaks may have sprung, and a litany of other issues could have become prominent. 

Now, the last thing you want is to have your AC fail on a random hot day this spring, or to have the heat not work when the cold returns. Not to mention, running your HVAC system without it being cleaned, optimized, and inspected could wreak havoc on your system if it goes unaddressed. 

Tips For Preparing Your HVAC For Spring

Let’s get into the good stuff — here are some things you can do to prepare your HVAC system for the warm weather that’s on its way. 

Clean Your Filters 

The first thing you should do to prepare your HVAC system for spring is to change your filter. As we mentioned above, your filter is likely dirty following the winter months, and a dirty filter greatly diminishes the performance of your HVAC system.

Clean Your AC’s Coils

The coils on your AC will need to be cleaned before using it this spring. Over the course of the winter, dirt and debris will have built up on these coils. Simply put, dirty coils negatively impact performance, so cleaning them will get you one step closer to optimal HVAC function. 

Take Care Of The Fins While You’re There

While you’re cleaning the coils of your HVAC unit, take the time to clean out the fins too. Again, taking these extra steps to clean your HVAC system components will help your system run better. 

Double Check Your Duct Work

The final tip we’re going to discuss today is in regard to your duct work. As you’re taking care of the other aspects of HVAC maintenance that we’ve covered so far, check on your ducts. Check for leaks, as leaks in your air ducts will drastically affect the productivity of your HVAC system, slowing it down and costing you more for energy. If you locate leaks, be sure to fix them immediately.

Don’t Have Time For Spring Cleaning? 

If you don’t have the time or confidence to complete these maintenance tasks on your HVAC system, trust your local HVAC experts to do it for you. One call to Buckhorn Heating And Air will get you set up with maintenance so your HVAC system is ready for the spring.