This spring, remember to include your HVAC unit in your plans. There are a few things an HVAC unit needs in the spring time. First, it’s a good idea to to give your home a deep clean, change the air filter, and have a technician perform maintenance on the unit.
Why You Need to Include Your HVAC In Your Cleaning Plans.
If you want to improve indoor quality of your home’s air, home efficiency in terms of the HVAC unit, and avoid heating and cooling problems later on it’s important to include your HVAC unit in your spring cleaning plans. Taking a few small steps will make a big difference later on.
Spring Clean Your Home to Help Avoid Unnecessary HVAC Repair.
The first step in getting your home ready for cleaning is to eliminate excess clutter. Piles of clutter tend to get ignored, which means they attract dust. Removing the clutter will make your home look neater.
Other areas in the home known for harboring dust are the air ducts and the ceiling fans. Another area to take care of is carpeting. Take the time to shake out area rugs and to vacuum the carpeting vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. Doing these tasks will cut down on excessive allergens.
Change the Air Filter Periodically to Help Your HVAC Unit Run Efficiently.
A clogged air filter can cause problems. The HVAC system will have trouble running efficiently. Too much dust in the filter makes it difficult for air to circulate. It also means there are more dirt particles and allergens being circulated. It’s ideal to change the filter every four months, but twice a year is the minimum for optimal functioning.
Have a Technician Perform Regular Maintenance to Prevent Unnecessary HVAC Repair.
It’s ideal to have an HVAC repair technician perform maintenance twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. This is to ensure the system is running efficiently before it is tasked heavily during the hot summer months and cold winter months. The technician will check for leaks, excessive wear and tear on the belts, and fill up fluid levels. They’ll dust off the coils and make sure the area around the unit is free from debris.
Regular checkups make it unlikely that a sudden breakdown will occur. In fact, it is estimated that about 75% of breakdowns in the winter months are attributed to a distinct lack of maintenance. It’s best to be prepared by scheduling maintenance checks with the technician. Set up a regular yearly schedule so that you don’t need to think about it.
Knowing what your HVAC unit needs helps you avoid unexpected HVAC repairs. In the springtime, make sure you include your system in your cleaning plans. Change out the air filters, and schedule repeat maintenance for bi-yearly checkups. Doing these steps will help you avoid unexpected breakdowns.