As winter comes to a close, you’ll need to start preparing your home for spring. This includes extensive cleaning and the repair of any damage sustained over the past few months. Completing both of these tasks will increase your home’s energy efficiency and keep your monthly utility bills low even when using your HVAC system.
Improving your HVAC system’s energy efficiency this season is also possible with proper cleaning and maintenance. To get started, consider these helpful tips:
Check and clean or replace your air filter. Cleaning your HVAC system’s air filter is important if you want to ensure good indoor air quality during the spring season. Most manufacturers also recommend cleaning or replacing your filter at least every 90 days, but you might need to change it more often, depending on certain circumstances like having a pet at home or living with someone who has respiratory issues.
Have your ductwork cleaned professionally. Before you start using your HVAC system, make sure your ducts are clean and free of dirt. They should also be sealed properly to prevent drafts that may affect your system’s energy efficiency. To ensure your ducts are clean and free of leaks, be certain to have them inspected, cleaned and repaired by a trusted technician. Only they will know where to look for potential leaks and how to address them properly if found.
Clean the outdoor unit. You might have covered your unit with a tarp or drop cloth during the winter to protect it from the elements. However, it can still accumulate debris when not in use, which is why a thorough cleaning is required before turning it on. This means getting rid of any scattered debris around the unit and making sure it’s free of obstructions.
If you’re looking to have your HVAC system tuned up this spring, turn to Climate Systems Heating and Cooling! Our team of experienced technicians are here to ensure your home comfort equipment stays in good condition this spring and beyond. Call us at (724) 935-3900 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment.