Complete HVAC Maintenance Checklist: What to Prioritize

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Call Top Rank in Sacramento at (916) 667-3399 to schedule a professional HVAC service. 

Regular maintenance is essential when it comes to HVAC systems. Routine maintenance helps extend the life of your unit and avoids common heating and cooling problems. 

Having an HVAC maintenance checklist handy at the beginning of the spring and fall seasons will help you prepare your unit for the upcoming change in weather. 

When you need more than a maintenance inspection, schedule HVAC repair in Sacramento from Top Rank. Our licensed technicians have the tools and skills required for a successful HVAC system repair.

Although your HVAC maintenance checklist will be similar year-round, you will have different steps to follow for the fall and spring seasons. 

Replace the Indoor Air Filters

Your indoor air filters collect dust and debris year-round. If they clog, it can impact your home’s indoor air quality and cause your system to overheat. Replacing the indoor air filters every 30 to 90 days keeps them clean and helps prevent common HVAC unit problems. 

Clean the Condensate Drain

Cleaning your condensate drains twice a year is essential to keeping your system working efficiently throughout every season. Thankfully, this is an easy and inexpensive process. 

Pour white vinegar down the condensate drain at the beginning of spring and fall to keep your system running efficiently. 

Check for Pests

Various types of pests, such as rodents and insects, can sneak into your home to avoid the extreme heat or cold outside. Smaller pests like bugs can sneak into the HVAC unit, causing system issues and impacting your home’s heating and cooling capability. 

Check the Thermostat

Some HVAC system issues are caused by the thermostat rather than the unit. The thermostat sets temperature instructions for your heating and cooling unit. If it malfunctions, your HVAC system will struggle to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. 

When checking your thermostat, set it at the desired temperature and make sure they don’t need a battery change. 

Additional Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist Steps

The above maintenance steps are essential for the fall and spring. However, during the fall, you want to prepare your system for colder temperatures. Add these steps to your fall HVAC maintenance checklist:

  • Check the ignition and burner components. 
  • Inspect the heating elements and heat exchanger. 
  • Check the gas pressure. 
  • Inspect the heat pump.

Additional Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist Steps

During the spring, it’s a good idea to prepare your HVAC unit for the warmer weather. To keep your system running through the Sacramento summer, follow these steps along with the ones previously mentioned:

  • Clear any clogs and clean the drain lines.
  • Remove standing water in the drain pans. 
  • Inspect the blades and blowers. 

Learn more about AC repair in Sacramento by contacting Top Rank. 

Top Rank offers HVAC repair, maintenance, and installation services in Sacramento, CA, in addition to commercial HVAC services. Call us today at (916) 667-3399.

Jeremy Goff is the owner of TopRank Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., a company specializing in providing top-notch HVAC services to ensure comfortable and energy-efficient living environments. Under his leadership, TopRank has become known for its commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and innovative solutions in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

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