HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist
When spring rolls around, you likely want to open up the windows and let in some fresh air. Apart from doing your regular home spring cleaning, you should also consider cleaning your HVAC system. This will ensure that your system will function at its most efficient throughout the coming hot months of summer. Below is a spring cleaning checklist for your HVAC unit:
Replace Air Filters
The first maintenance step you should take for your HVAC system is to replace the filter. A good rule of thumb to follow is to replace your air filter if you can't see through the filter any longer. Most homeowners will need to replace their system filters at least once every three months. If you have small children and/or pets, you may find that your filter needs replaced more often than what the manufacturer of the HVAC system recommends.
Schedule Duct Cleaning
The ductwork that runs throughout your home can harness dust and other debris that could be negatively affecting the air quality in your home. Do yourself a favor and schedule a duct cleaning with your local HVAC professional. It's always good practice to include this in your spring cleaning routine as it will freshen up the ductwork and ensure all the winter dust is removed from your air.
Have An Annual Check Up For Your A/C System
Spring is the perfect time to call in your air conditioning professional to perform maintenance for your air conditioning system. They'll go over the system and identify if there are any potential issues. They'll also clean the system components so that the system will be prepared to deal with the large load of the summer cooling demands. You never want to wait until it's scorching hot to call in a professional once your system is not working.
Clean Out From In Front Of The Registers
In the clutter of the winter months, it's not unlikely for items to be placed on the registers. This blocks the airflow coming into the room and can make your system work much harder than it has to. Instead, you want to check all the registers throughout your home to ensure that there is nothing hindering the airflow.
Also, keep in mind surrounding materials. If you have a tall plant or a couch that is positioned near the register, it could be blocking the airflow from passing throughout that entire room. Take a few minutes to consider each room's setup in comparison to the register that is in it. You want to ensure that the air can flow freely without any interruptions.
Call Us Today
It's time to give our team at Robert Bair a call to get your spring cleaning checklist complete. Our skilled professionals will come out to your home and prepare your system for the coming demand for the hot summer months.