Spring and Your HVAC
As we welcome the changing of the seasons and the weather begins to warm up, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning! Whether you dread this time of year or are looking forward to getting re-organized and tidy for the season, spring cleaning is something every household should take care of in order to maintain order, a clear mind, and to help with your immune system.
When you think of spring cleaning, images of donation boxes and dusting the top of the fridge likely come to mind. As your HVAC technicians, the team at Aire-Flo Heating & Cooling is also encouraging you to add a few more tasks to your list that will benefit your heating and cooling system and make for a cleaner, more comfortable season!
Why HVAC Cleaning is Important
Your HVAC system is responsible for making your home more comfortable through warm and cool air. Doing so requires a lot of air to move through your house constantly. When your home is dirty, that flowing air will more easily pick up dust and other debris and carry them from room to room.
When this happens, your indoor air quality decreases significantly. Having poor indoor air quality can impact your health and cause:
- Red eyes
- Long-term respiratory issues
A dirty home can also worsen the condition of your HVAC system. If not properly cleaned and maintained, your system will likely break down, have recurring issues, and cost you a fortune in frequent repairs.
Cleaning Your HVAC
All of these negative side effects are avoidable if you take care of your system. Here are some of the ways you can do just that.
Change Your Filters
If there is one thing you’ll hear every HVAC technician preach, it is to change your air filters frequently. Air filters remove the dust and other pollutants from your air and are essential for improving air quality. If left for an extended period of time, these filters become clogged and will no longer work, creating dirtier air and problems for your HVAC system.
Replace your air filters at least once every three months for fresher, cleaner air!
All of the air from your HVAC unit is traveling through your ductwork. Over time, these ducts can become dusty and grimy, resulting in poor air quality. Consider scheduling a duct cleaning every year around the springtime to cut down on the sneezing!
Tip: When dusting, don’t forget your vent covers!
Don’t forget about your outdoor unit when cleaning up. Head outside and remove any sticks, leaves, and other debris from around the unit, freeing up space for airflow and bettering its performance. You can also give it a good spray with your hose to wash away all the fall and winter dirt.
While outside, make a note of any damage you see on the fins or panels of the unit and give your HVAC technician a call to schedule repairs.
Schedule a Tune-Up
This spring cleaning task is one of the easiest because all you have to do is schedule the appointment! An HVAC tune-up is a great way to ensure everything is in check for the season ahead. Your technician will clean the unit and make any necessary repairs.
While it may not seem like something is wrong with your system, these appointments will help keep your HVAC working better for longer and potentially avoid a midsummer breakdown.
Contact Aire-Flo Heating & Cooling Today!
Get your spring cleaning on and give the Aire-Flo Heating & Cooling team a call at (614) 585-8944 to schedule repairs, tune-ups, or to discuss your air quality options!