Your Complete Springtime HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Yay, it’s finally Spring! Don’t we all love the mild temperatures and continued low humidity this time of year? Being outdoors is enjoyable again for a while. Since we are no longer confined to the indoors, we can get some things accomplished around the house—both indoors and outdoors. Time for a little spring cleaning!!
Some spring-cleaning tasks help to maintain your HVAC system. Dust is an enemy of your heat pump and air conditioner, and a clean system operates at an optimal level. This increases your comfort level and saves money each month on the utility bill. Here are some spring-cleaning tips that can prepare your HVAC system for seasonal change.
1 Start Outdoors
Can sprucing up outside influence your air conditioner inside? Indeed, it can! Here are several outdoor maintenance projects that can have a major impact indoors.
These things can easily become a part of your regular lawn maintenance schedule. The few extra minutes can make a significant improvement to the life span of your air conditioner.
2 On Your Way In
Check on the windows and doors, the gateways to your home. When was the last time you thoroughly cleaned your windows? Springtime is the perfect time for this project. Giving them a good scrub washes away the winter grime and dirt build-up. Clean windows will let a little more sunlight in, keeping your home warmer. It might reduce the number of times the thermostat is calling for heat each day.
While your attention is focused on the doors and windows, inspect the weather stripping around each, both inside and out. Damaged or aging weather stripping can lead to leaks and drafts. A leaky house is expensive to condition. A drafty house is uncomfortable.
3 Complete the Project Indoors
After completing the outdoor projects, it should not surprise you to see how much dust and grime has accumulated inside your home over the winter months. It does not matter where it has accumulated, this dust poses a threat to your HVAC system. Removing it in the cleaning process will remove it from your home, so let’s get started:
If you have not deep cleaned in a while, take your time and do it right. Consider wearing a mask to protect yourself, especially if dust or pollen triggers allergic responses.
4 Call in the Professional
Keeping your HVAC system functioning properly is a team effort. You are prepared to do your part! Call in an HVAC professional to complete the project. Regular (annual) HVAC maintenance includes procedures and testing that require professional equipment and training. This visit will include: