Your HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist
Ready to dust off the dirt and grime from winter? As the weather warms up, it’s important to do some heavy spring cleaning to ensure your HVAC is working properly and your air quality isn’t poor.
Here are few things you can do to prepare your HVAC unit for spring!
Dust and mop
You should regularly dust and mop to maintain a healthy home but it’s even more important to do so in the spring. Especially if you’ve kept your windows closed all winter! Dust, dirt, and other icky allergens may have accumulated throughout the snowy months. As it warms up and you begin cracking your windows open, you’re letting in even more particulates that you don’t want settling in your home.
Change your furnace filter
A dirty filter is ineffective in many ways – it makes your HVAC unit have to work harder and increases your energy costs! Try to change your filter at least once before the start of spring. Make sure to turn off your HVAC unit before you change out your filter. If you’re unsure of how to change your own filter, contact a professional HVAC technician to help!
You’d be amazing by how many gross things are lurking in your HVAC ductwork. Call a professional to get your ducts properly cleaned to avoid having allergens and bacteria blown throughout your home.
Have your HVAC system serviced by a professional
Have you gotten your unit tune-up yet? It’s a good idea to have your system inspected and cleaned by an expert to maximize airflow, increase performance, and keep your family safe from mold and bacteria that may be hiding in your ductwork.
Clean up the clutter
Clutter laying around your home can be dust magnets. Above all, improve your air quality and ensure allergies aren’t being aggravated by decluttering. Remember: having more things around = having more places for allergens to hide.
Ready to have an expert look at your HVAC unit? Call A-Abel today!