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It’s Time to Spring Clean Your HVAC System!

Posted on: Friday, March 18th, 2016  In: Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on It’s Time to Spring Clean Your HVAC System!

Does your HVAC system have a place on your Spring Cleaning checklist? It should! Many homeowners skip over this important step, but it’s important to keep your system clean so that it can work smoothly through the hotter months. Here are some tips for doing just that.

a photo of a group of yellow tulipsEvaluate Your Ducts and Filters

There are some warning signs to look for when you inspect your ventilation system. Is it blowing as hard as it used to? Is it blowing as cold as it used to? Does your air filter need to be changed? If you answered yes to any of these, it’s time to call an HVAC professional to get everything taken care of. This would also be a good time to trade fiberglass air filters for HEPA filters with longer lifespans.

Don’t Forget Your Outside Unit

Your air ducts and filters are important, but your outside unit generates the power to heat and cool your home. Make sure that there are no lawn clippings, fallen leaves or branches, or overgrown weeds interfering with it. If you see these things in or on your unit, clean up what you can, and then call a pro to come inspect the inside of the unit.

Ask a Pro to Take a Look

This is always good advice, especially at the beginning of a new season. A professional’s trained eyes and experience will help them find problems that might be easily overlooked. They can also tell you about newer, energy-saving (and money-saving!) equipment if you are interested in an upgrade. Ask about Energy Star compliant units approved by the EPA.

We are always available to answer any questions you have about cleaning or replacing your unit. Give us a call!