The seasons are changing and we’re finally seeing the light at the end of this Winter. While it may be a little longer until we really feel the temperature change, the urges to clean are in full swing. Before breaking out the mop and vacuum, keep in mind that your HVAC system needs a cleaning too.
Follow our checklist to prepare your system for the changing seasons.
Clear debris: Give your outdoor system a look over and remove branches and leaves that have fallen on or around it. Take a look inside the unit to make sure nothing has fallen in.
Change air filters: Your indoor air filters also experience a buildup and need to be changed to work efficiently.
Clear vents and grilles: Make sure your supply and return air grilles and vents are open and free of dust.
Reverse ceiling fans: This allows you to raise your thermostat settings about four degrees without affecting your comfort.
System Maintenance: Repairing small problems and keeping your system operating efficiently can save you money in the long run.
Consider an upgrade: The new season is a great time to look into investing in a new system. If your system is old and outdated, installing a new one can give you better control of your home’s temperature and lower your utility bill.