Now that spring is here and the weather is starting to warm up, it’s time for your yearly HVAC spring cleaning! Follow this checklist to make sure your system is running efficiently and safely. Cleaning your unit regularly will help increase its lifespan and keep your energy bills low. Happy spring cleaning!
Clean or Replace Your Air Filter
Cleaning or replacement of air filters is very important. It is the most important thing to do. The first thing to do not just in spring cleaning but also every month is to check the air filter of the HVAC system. If the air filter is very dirty and clogged up to the point that you cannot see through it, change it right away!
Vacuum The Inside of Your Unit And Remove Any Debris
The next step is to clean the inside of your unit. Through a dirty air filter, improper and dirty air is circulated. This can result in dirty and dusty air circulating inside the system along with your home. This is result in dust and debris clogging up the inside of your HVAC system. It is important to clean this and you can do that by vacuuming.
Inspect The Wiring For Any Damage or Wear And Tear
continuous use of an HVAC system can cause the internal parts of the HVAC system to wear and tear. Moreover, the wiring can loosen up or break as well. Therefore, make sure to inspect and check for any internal damage in your unit. If there is any damage, then contact professionals like us for maintenance!
Lubricate All Moving Parts of Your HVAC System
To avoid any future wear and tear of parts, make sure that you lubricate all moving parts of the HVAC unit with a lubricant. If you do not do this, then there will be a higher chance of wear and tear and other damage to the internal moving parts of your unit.
Clear Away Any Obstructions Around Your Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit of your HVAC must be away from any type of obstructions. There should be no trees, furniture, pots, or other objects blocking the outdoor unit.
Change The Settings On Your Thermostat To Save Energy
Lastly, as the season is changing, make sure that you change the setting of your thermostat to the appropriate setting according to the current season. Many people do not do this and forget this step. This step is part of the whole checklist, so make sure you do this as well.
Springtime is a great time to clean all of your home’s appliances, and the HVAC system is no exception. A thorough cleaning will help your unit run more efficiently and save you money on your energy bills. Make sure to follow our comprehensive HVAC spring cleaning checklist to get the job done right. Have questions about how to clean your specific type of unit? Contact us for more information. We’re always happy to help!