Spring is upon us, and you’re probably making your spring cleaning checklist. Did you include your HVAC system? You don’t want to wait a few months only to find out when the hot St. Louis weather hits that it needs repairing. What can you do to prevent that type of scenario? Here are some tips for spring cleaning your HVAC system:
Clean Your AC Unit
Have you checked your outdoor condenser unit lately? During the winter, leaves or sticks can build up on your unit. This can restrict airflow and cause performance issues. To clean your unit:
- Turn off the power to it.
- Vacuum the fins with a soft brush. They’re very delicate and can bend easily, so be gentle.
- Cut grass or other vegetation growing around it, and remove any debris.
Clean Your Return Air Vents
Dust and dirt that you never noticed can easily build up on your vents as air passes through. Vacuum the loose debris, and use a rag to get the tough spots. The quality of your indoor air will rise, and your family will thank you.
Schedule a Professional Tune-up
This is important for everyone, especially for those who are sensitive to airborne materials. Your air filter is important because many particles can still get through and settle on your coils and ducts.
As dirt builds up and comes in contact with moisture, bacteria can breed and contaminate your air supply. It can also attract insects, dust mites and other unsavory creatures. Scheduling a regular maintenance service can help keep your air clean, prevent breakdowns and save you money.
At Averill Heating & Air Conditioning, we know your HVAC system is important and want to help you keep it running. Call us today at (314) 427-3825 to schedule your maintenance service and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your family and home are taken care of.
Image provided by Shutterstock