Spring is a popular season for cleaning out and freshening up the home. The warming Linden, North Carolina, weather offers the perfect opportunity to spring clean your HVAC system as well. Include these tasks in your cleaning routine to make sure you have fresh, clean air this spring.
Schedule Your Annual Tuneup
You should schedule an air conditioner tuneup once a year. Spring is the preferred time, so you can get your system in shape before you turn it on for regular use this summer. Regular maintenance helps you catch developing issues early. It also improves your system’s efficiency and extends its lifespan. Our preventive maintenance plans help you stay on top of these tuneups.
Clean the Air Registers
Include your air registers in your spring cleaning routine to keep excess dust and dirt from circulating through your system. Turn off the HVAC system and pull your registers out. Vacuum each vent with your vacuum’s brush attachment or wipe down with a microfiber cloth to remove dust and debris.
Change Your Filter
You should change the filter in your HVAC system at least every three months. Once a month, you’ll want to take a peek at the filter and make sure it’s not looking dingy. If you have children, pets, or a lot of dust in the house, you may need to change the filter monthly. Stock up in spring so you’re ready for all your annual changes.
Landscape Around the Outside Unit
Head outside and make sure the area around your exterior unit is clear. You should keep tall grass, shrubbery, and other plants back at least 12 inches on all sides. Clear away leaves, branches, and other debris that may have gathered against the unit during the fall and winter months to allow for better air flow.
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