Your HVAC Spring-Cleaning Checklist
Posted on: April 03, 2018
Spring cleaning time is here and while you may be cleaning out your closets or ridding your home of germs, one major cleaning area you may be missing is your HVAC unit.
Your Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) play a major role in your home’s cleanliness and air quality. Follow this checklist to ensure your spring cleaning is truly complete.
Your HVAC Spring-Cleaning Checklist
Checking your smoke detectors:
Smoke detectors are some of the most significant items in your home regarding safety. For that reason, they need frequent checking and changing batteries. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recommends that smoke detectors are tested monthly, and batteries replaced twice a year and springtime is the best time to do so.
Change your HVAC filter:
To change the filter, locate the return air intake by opening the door and releasing the clips located at the top of the frame where the disposable air is located. The size of the filters is the essential component to take note because they vary in size. With reference from the manufacturer's manual, replace the old filter with the new one. This exercise should be carried out on a monthly basis. Here are some tips to choose the best air filter for your home.
Schedule a tune-up:
This service may include removal and replacing of worn out parts of the home appliances. You may assign a technician to carry out a check-up to establish those areas or devices that need attention. After performing the initial tune-up, your technician will determine the correct timing for the next service appointment and provide an accurate date or time when to carry out the next check-up. This routine checkup will ensure the safety and efficiency of the appliances. While you’re tuning up your HVAC system, consider taking care of other areas of your home as well – like your plumbing or electric needs.
Consider an upgrade:
It is prudent that you upgrade your appliances for maximum performance. It means you can replace your current system or have it modified to meet your expectations. Replacing an old system with a new kind is advisable due to advancement in technology. Technology has simplified everything, and by so doing, you will be reducing the amount of effort needed to perform some tasks. Some of the signs that may initiate an upgrade to the system are the cost of running and maintenance, malfunction, inefficiency, frequent repairs and old age.
Install a programmable thermostat:
A programmable thermostat is an ideal gadget. It enables effective control and monitor the heating and cooling of your home at your convenience. It ensures that the appliance is not running when you don't need it. In this case, the thermostat can be controlled remotely through Wi-Fi, or you can purchase a thermostat that creates schedules and automatically adjust itself while you are away. Learn more about the benefits of a programmable thermostat.
Clean your ducts:
Ducts could be places that hide all kinds of unpleasant objects. It is advisable to assign a professional the task of cleaning them. The advantage of doing so is that the cleaner could alert you to other problems in your home that you may not have been aware.
The significant aspect of the HVAC Spring checklist is to create a clean and safe environment for your family at different seasons of the year and creating awareness of keeping your home in excellent condition.
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