Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your HVAC System
Tidying up once springtime rolls around can bring new life into any home—and any HVAC system! Your HVAC system has been working hard all winter to maintain your residential indoor air quality and heat your home. A smidge of cleaning before you ask it to work hard once more in the summer months can prevent service interruptions and leave your home feeling fresh.
If spring-cleaning an entire HVAC system sounds a little daunting, Air Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to help. Below, we’ll discuss a few simple spring-cleaning tasks that can have your home’s air—and your whole HVAC system—at its best.
Tidy Up Outside
Your yard can feel like an archeological dig site when the snow finally melts away. You’re sure you raked and squared things up during the fall, so how did that thing—which you swear you haven’t seen since last summer—end up there?
Similarly, debris, dirt, leaves, and twigs you were sure you had dealt with pre-winter can show up against your units, especially as the snow begins to melt and water accumulation becomes more of a concern. While you’re readying your yard for the spring green season, pull back and dispose of anything that’s within a few feet of your heating and/or air conditioning unit(s). This will ensure optimal functioning.
Check and or Change Your Filter
Your residential indoor air quality depends mainly on your filter, which physically catches small particles that would interfere with it. These filters, when dirty, don’t just fail to work; they can actively hinder your system! According to the United States Department of Energy, “Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by 5% to 15%.”
It’s a good idea to check your filter as the seasons change; many of them need swapping around the 90-day mark. That being said, many also don’t follow this rule, so contact your HVAC contractor if you’re unsure what care your filter needs.
Learn more about the subject in our air purification blog!
Program Your Thermostat
Save yourself the headache later in the summer by getting ahead of the game now. Most thermostats are designed to be easy to understand, and the average homeowner can usually work in harmony with theirs. Don’t be afraid to phone your HVAC contractor for help if you need it, though!
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