Spring brings more than beautiful flowers. It can also bring allergens — especially from your HVAC system. During the winter months, dust and other allergens collect in your air conditioning system.
Neglecting to clean your HVAC system could make you and your family sick. The good news is that it’s not too late to start prepping your air conditioning system for the spring. Today we break down essential HVAC maintenance tips.
HVAC Maintenance Tips For Every Homeowner
Think you need to spend hundreds of dollars to keep your HVAC in tip-top shape? Think again. You can prevent future repairs by following these simple HVAC maintenance tips.
Change/Clean Your Filter Regularly
Your filter has a huge impact on your HVAC system. First, a clean filter could reduce your energy usage by 15 percent. Also, a dirty filter collects dust and allergens that negatively affect your home’s air quality.
If your filter is temporary, we recommend changing your filter at least twice a month. For permanent filters, take it out and clean it monthly.
Clean The Drainage Hole
Most air conditioners have a drainage hole at their base, under the evaporator fins. For your air conditioning to function well, the drainage hole needs to be kept clear. If the hole is too small for you to clean out by hand, just grab a pipe cleaner or piece of wire.
Keep Your Dehumidifier Dry
Excessive moisture in your dehumidifier prevents it from functioning at its full capacity. Dry it out by removing the outer casing. Once the dehumidifier is dry, vacuum it to remove any dirt or debris.
Clean Bathroom Fans
Your bathroom fans are another part of your HVAC system that needs attention. First, turn off the power before you begin cleaning your bathroom fans. Remove the vent covers and wash them with soap and water. Use a small brush to remove dirt and dust from the fan blades before reapplying the cover.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
If you have a traditional thermostat, consider investing in a programmable one. It allows you to easily control the temperature in your home. An upgraded thermostat is also cost and energy-efficient.
Get a Professional Air Duct Cleaning
Another way to maintain your HVAC system is to get a professional air duct cleaning every 5 to 7 years. Doing this will ensure that the air quality in your home is clean and free of harmful allergens.
Get a Professional Duct Sealing
Around 20 to 30 percent of air escapes through cracks and gaps in the ductwork. Sealing your ducts can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system by 20 percent or more.
To keep your air conditioning system functioning at its highest capacity, get professional duct sealing. Our team of professionals will ensure that your air ducts remain well-sealed.
Schedule Your Spring Tune-Up With Williams Service
These HVAC maintenance tips will ensure that your system runs smoothly and efficiently. Proper maintenance will also keep your home allergen-free. Don’t wait until it’s too late, contact us to schedule your HVAC tune-up today!