Every season comes with its challenges as far as HVAC systems are concerned. Colder seasons may trigger pipes to freeze and burst, while hot seasons may lead to the AC overworking to cool down homeowner’s family members. However, most of the challenges pegged to these seasons can easily be combated by preparing in advance. Before going into a season, it helps to call your HVAC technician and his team to come in for a regular check and tuneup. Your furnace, heat pump, and even the air conditioning unit can benefit significantly from this. Sometimes it is the little thing we do that makes the biggest difference. So how should you prepare your air conditioner for Spring? First, you need to inspect and clean filters. Note that filters are among the most important components in any functioning AC unit. They are crucial since they filter out all debris and sometimes allergens that can interfere with the air quality one breathes. Besides that, these filters are essential since they help ensure that the unit in your house works as it should. You will not be surprised by the unnecessarily high costs attached to the system. When airflow does not happen as expected, there is a possibility that the system will have to work twice or thrice as hard to cool or heat the space. Consequently, the system will thus break down. If this happens a few times, then it is likely to wear out, and some of the components may be destroyed beyond repair. The unit will not outlive its lifespan, and you may be forced to scout for another one sooner than you should.