After a long winter, your HVAC system is just like the rest of your home—it needs a little TLC. HVAC spring cleaning is easy to do and helps ensure that your indoor air quality is high as you head into the warmer months.
Inside HVAC Spring Cleaning Jobs
Your main indoor tasks involve your vents and filter. As your vents pull air into or pass air out of your HVAC system, they tend to collect the dust and other particles that are in the air. If you don’t want those particles being circulated back through your house, give your vents a good cleaning.
To clean your vents, you have a few options.
- Use your vacuum cleaner hose. Suck the dirt and grime off your vents, using a brush attachment if needed.
- Use a duster or cloth to wipe down the vents. Microfiber dusting tools tend to capture the dust more than regular cloths or dusters.
- Remove your vent covers and wash them. If you find that you have stuck-on grime that won’t come off with your vacuum or duster, you can soak your vents in soapy water. Be sure to let them dry before putting them back in place.
Take this opportunity to check your filter. Depending on the rating of the filter, they usually last from one to three months before they need to be replaced or cleaned if they are reusable.
Outside HVAC Spring Cleaning Jobs
Your main tasks outside involve clearing away anything blocking air flow to your outside unit.
- Shut the unit off.
- Use your vacuum hose with a soft brush attachment to clean dust off your compressor fins. Be very gentle since they are easy to bend.
- Clear away any plants or debris that can block air around your unit.
Schedule a Maintenance Visit
Finally, talk to your HVAC service provider about doing a spring maintenance check on your system to make sure it is in good working order before hot weather hits.
For more information about HVAC spring cleaning or any other HVAC questions in the Long Island area, contact Cool Power today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hauppauge, New York and the Long Island area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC system spring cleaning and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 631-292-0629.
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