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Spring AC & Heat Pump Maintenance Checklist

Is your cooling system ready for spring?

Schedule maintenance with Kearney HVAC today.



Spring is here, the weather continues to warm, and homeowners from Quincy, MA to Portsmouth, NH are getting ready to turn on their cooling systems for the first time this year. However, before the cooling season really begins, it’s important to schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner, heat pump, or ductless system.

Kearney HVAC is a high performance air conditioning company offering peace of mind with preventive AC and heat pump maintenance. Our thorough performance tune-ups cover your entire system and can help it keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. In addition to scheduling annual maintenance, there are a few things you can do to get your AC ready for spring. 

1. Give Your Cooling System a Test Run

You probably haven’t thought much about your cooling system since turning off in the fall, but after a long winter it’s a good idea to make sure it can start up and run effectively. If anything seems out of the ordinary, like strange sounds or warm air coming from your vents, take note of it and give our NATE-certified technicians a call. 

2. Change Your Air Filters

The air filters on your cooling system help keep your indoor air quality high by capturing pollutants and unhealthy particles before they get distributed throughout your breathing air. Dirty air filters can decrease efficiency and clog your system, leading to costly repairs or even breakdowns. For the best results, your air filters should be cleaned or replaced at least every one to three months of use. 

3. Clear Debris From the Outdoor Unit 

Heat pumps and air conditioners both utilize an outdoor unit that acts as the system’s engine. However, that crucial component to your cooling system has been left exposed to the elements all winter. Obstructions, like branches, landscaping, or other debris, can lead to poor airflow and even permanent damage, which is why it’s important to keep at least 1 foot of cleared space around it. 

4. Schedule a Spring Tune-Up 

The best way to keep your cooling system running efficiently throughout the spring and summer is with preventative maintenance. During a tune-up with Kearney HVAC, our technicians will perform a comprehensive inspection and cleaning of every part of your air conditioner or heat pump. For further protection, we also offer service agreements that include annual AC tune-ups, discounts on repairs, and more. 

HVAC Maintenance is Worth It with Kearney

Our team of qualified HVAC technicians will not only help your cooling system operate at peak performance, but they’ll also be able to identify potential issues before they turn into costly repairs and breakdowns. This will result in both a longer lifespan for your equipment and a more comfortable home throughout the hot and humid New England summers. Plus, all of the labor services at Kearney HVAC are backed by a 30-day guarantee.

Schedule spring maintenance for your AC or heat pump today. Call 978-388-0845 or contact us to get started.