Spring cleaning is an annual ritual that helps you get prepared for warmer weather, and there’s no better place to start than with your home’s HVAC system. Following these cleaning tips can ensure that your HVAC runs at peak performance throughout the spring and summer:
Replace the Air Filter
Putting in a fresh air filter stops dirt and debris particles from collecting on and harming your HVAC components and that airflow through the system stays at an optimal level. During the spring and summer, be sure to check the filter monthly and replace it again at the first sign of dirt buildup.
Schedule System Maintenance
April showers might bring May flowers, but a spring HVAC maintenance visit brings you benefits all season long. Regular maintenance not only ensures that your system runs at maximum efficiency so you don’t waste energy, but it can also avert unexpected breakdowns and extend the service life of your equipment too.
Make Sure Your Coils Get Cleaned
A dirty condenser or evaporator coil can make it harder for your heat pump or air conditioner to remove excess moisture from the air and keep indoor humidity under control, so make sure that both HVAC coils get cleaned by your technician during your spring maintenance visit.
Spiff Up Your Exhaust Fans
A debris buildup on your kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans can impair how they function and limit the amount of moist air that’s vented outdoors, so take the fan covers off and give everything a good scrubbing. With the fans clean and working properly, your HVAC can cool more effectively and you’ll enjoy a more comfortable home.
Tidy Up Around the Outdoor Unit
Ample airflow through the outdoor unit is vital for efficient heat transfer through the condenser coil, so it needs a good cleaning to remove yard debris that’s collected over the winter. You should also trim back dead grass, weeds and overgrown landscape plantings so there’s two feet of clearance all around the unit.
For more advice or to schedule spring cleaning for your Dayton home’s HVAC system, contact us at Detmer and Sons.
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