This spring season, get your ducks in a row by checking necessary HVAC maintenance chores off your to-do list. Keeping you and your family comfortable indoors is easier than ever with our springtime HVAC checklist.
Vacuum and dust your home
While housework can be a chore, keeping your home tidy is one of the best things you can do for your HVAC system. Vacuuming and dusting your home on a regular basis reduces the number of particles in the air, helping your home’s air filter work more efficiently. Spend time this spring season dusting surfaces such as lights, electronics, windows and ceiling fans.
Change your air filters
A clean air filter allows air to flow freely into your HVAC system, meaning it won’t need to work as hard. Otherwise, a dirty air filter can lead to issues for both your HVAC system and your home. These issues can include higher energy bills, overheating components, and uneven cooling throughout your home. For best results, change your air filter every month.
Clean around the outdoor unit
Debris surrounding the outdoor HVAC unit can interfere with your system’s working parts. Spring storms often leaves branches, leaves and other types of debris around your outdoor unit. Inspect and clean the outdoor unit to promote adequate air flow. Don’t forget to completely turn off power to your HVAC system before cleaning.
Upgrade your HVAC system
Spring is the perfect time to upgrade your home’s HVAC system. Consider installing an air purifier or upgrading to a smart thermostat. Air purifiers remove allergens from your home’s air and replace them with clean air. A smart thermostat can help you save money by automating your heating and cooling needs.
Hire a pro to maintain your HVAC system
Having a professional perform regular maintenance on your HVAC system is perhaps the best way to ensure your system is running properly and efficiently. You should have your HVAC system professionally maintained twice each year, once for your furnace and once for your air conditioning.