Spring Cleaning Tips For Your HVAC

Spring cleaning typically means that many homeowners have a long list of chores to do. From deep cleaning the carpets to vacuuming every nook and cranny, to cleaning out the fridge and the inside of the oven, we all appreciate a good spring cleaning to get our home looking its best again.

This year, make sure you’re including some essential HVAC spring cleaning tasks on your to-do list.

  1. Check your air conditioner before the beginning of the new season. Make sure it turns on, that cool air is coming out of the vents and that there are no unusual sounds coming from your unit.
  2. Check and replace your filters regularly. Some filters, like HEPA filters can be cleaned every six months with a vacuum, while others, like disposable filters, will need to be replaced every month.
  3. Clear the drainage hole in your air conditioner. Most units have a drainage hole at the base of the cabinet. This area should be kept clear or your air conditioner may not work as it should. You can clear the drainage hole with a small piece of metal like a paperclip or wire.
  4. Clean out your dehumidifier by removing the hose and letting it dry out completely, then vacuum all the cracks.
  5. Clean your return air vents with a vacuum, and use a rag on the end of a butter knife to get in the cracks.
  6. Vacuum the floor registers by removing the vent, soaking it in soapy water and cleaning it with a brush or sponge. Let it dry completely before putting it back and, while it’s drying, vacuum as much of the exposed ductwork as you can.
  7. Clean the top and sides of your outdoor air conditioner unit. Dirt and debris can limit airflow so it’s important to do clear debris before you turn on your air conditioner. Make sure the unit it shut off, then vacuum the fins and cut back any overgrown plants around the unit.

Book Your HVAC Maintenance

Having seasonal HVAC maintenance is essential for keeping your home comfort systems working well and your home clean. Book your spring HVAC maintenance with Bryan’s Fuel today.

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