Here are 5 steps to get your rental property’s HVAC system ready for spring after going through plenty of stress this winter, the weekly maintenance tip from Keepe.
You’ll need to restore and check on your HVAC layout when the spring arrives so the unit can be ready for the rising temperatures in the summer.
No. 1- Replacing the filter
Start your HVAC maintenance work by replacing the filter. Every HVAC system has an air filter that prevents harmful outside particles from entering the air. The screen needs to be clean for air to move through reliably. Replacing the filter also ensures your property’s energy bills will not go up, as you will not worry about people having to run their heaters or coolers longer to get the temperatures they want.
It is best to replace a filter every month or every other month. Take time in the spring to replace yours.
No. 2 – Clean out the drainage hole
The drainage hole in your HVAC setup is located under the evaporator fins. The hole allows excess moisture to drain. The opening must stay clean for the moisture to flow out. You might have to use a small wire to clean out anything that backs up inside the hole. You can request a professional service to assist you with cleaning the spot if you’re unable to access it yourself.
No. 3 – Clean the fans
Your HVAC system includes multiple fans around your property. Not only is there an evaporator fan around the base setup, but there are also fans in the bathrooms and kitchens and other rooms in your building. You will have to clean the fans out to ensure air can move through well enough.
You can clean off each fan cover with soap and water. You can also dust the debris off of the fan blades.
Be sure the power’s off before cleaning the fans. Everything must be stationary before you start.
No. 4 – Dry the dehumidifier
Your HVAC system should include a dehumidifier; you’ll need this component during the summer season. Prepare for the warmest and most humid times of the year by drying out your dehumidifier.
You will have to remove the outside casing of the dehumidifier. Allow the system to dry, then vacuum the dirt and other debris on the inside.
No. 5 – Remove all debris
Your HVAC system will take in lots of leaves, branches, and other debris from outside during the winter. After the snow and ice melt, you will need to clean out all those things, because they can obstruct the natural mechanisms inside your HVAC setup. Clearing it out ensures all parts can move freely and will not experience problems.
Your property’s HVAC system should be ready to maintain and support during the spring season. You’ll have an easier time preparing your building for the summer when you get everything up and running. Getting the setup cleaned out as soon as possible is vital to how comfortable everyone in your property will feel in the spring and summer.
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