Spring cleaning is not just about changing out your snowblower and shovel with a lawn mower and rake, it is also about setting up and preparing the soon-to-be integral units in your home such as your air conditioning system. Here are the 4 HVAC-related items to add to your spring cleaning checklist.
Spring is planting season. A proactive method of keeping your home cool is to plant shade trees and tall plants with huge leaves in the Spring. This greenery will create natural shade, keeping your house cool and perhaps even delaying your need to turn on the air conditioner.
Check the Filters
Springtime is a great time to start new routines. Replacing your A/C filters should be at the top of your to-do list. Know what kind of filters you are using as hypo-allergenic filters need to be replaced more frequently. Homeowners with pets also need to change filters more frequently. If you’re using eco-friendly, reusable filters, routinely rinse the filters.
Spring is a great time to install a few ceiling fans to keep the air circulating. Also, head out to your local big box store and pick up a few floor fans before they run out on that first hot day. Fans are an energy-saver and especially effective in upper level rooms and where pets hang out.
Spring Clean Your HVAC
Call in a trained contractor to spring clean and inspect your HVAC system. This inspection could cover everything from loose wires to leaks and damaged parts. They can replace what is worn out, as well as clean and professionally maintain the unit.