Add HVAC Maintenance to Your Spring Cleaning Checklist
Spring is upon us, and you’re probably making your spring cleaning checklist. Did you add HVAC maintenance to your spring cleaning checklist? You don’t want to wait a few months only to find out when the warm Pittsburgh 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 Outdoor Condenser
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 right, do these three things:
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.
The Ducts Need Cleaned
While every home could use a good dusting, the average home only needs a duct cleaning every 3-5 years. Spring is a great time to get a duct cleaning, so consider if your home needs one this year.
Because dust, dirt, and debris can build up in your ducts, you might consider getting a yearly duct cleaning if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. Regularly dusting your home can prevent further contamination in your ducts, but it can’t undo the build-up that has already occurred. This is especially true if you have pets in your home, as our furry friends can shed fur and dander on a daily basis.
Schedule an Annual Check-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 Beam HVAC, we know your HVAC system is important and want to help you keep it running. Call us today to schedule your maintenance service and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your family and home are taken care of.