It is recommended to consider doing general cleaning on your HVAC system at the beginning of every heating and cooling season. With the coming of spring, there is an increase in allergens and pollens that cause severe allergic reactions. As a homeowner, you should not compromise the air quality in your home. Spring cleaning of the outside unit, as well as the inside unit, should be done by every homeowner. The following are some RDHVAC spring cleaning tips that can help ensure a trouble-free spring season.
Clean the air filters
Air filters should be inspected, cleaned, and replaced when necessary. Filters for your heating and cooling systems are vital because they prevent contaminants from entering the air flow in our air conditioning units. This ensures that the air we breathe in our home is clean and fresh. Dirty, clogged filters should be cleaned before the Spring and Summer seasons to not compromise the efficiency of the air conditioning system. Filters are inexpensive and easy to change, so it is a good idea to get into the habit of cleaning them on every change of season.
Keep Grills and Vents Clean
Sometimes the smallest issues can cause your system not to perform as well as it should. This is why regular cleaning can be so critical. Spring cleaning your air vents help stop random debris from entering the system’s duct.Dust that has accumulated inside your heating and cooling system can make your blower fan go off balance. When the fan is off balance, it can cause unwanted noise, lower the performance, and increases the potential future issues of the entire heating and AC system.
Keep Return Registers, and Supply Registers Open and Unblocked
Be watchful when closing and blocking off portions of your r and d heating and cooling system. When it is askew, it can have significant effects on your HVAC’s efficiency. Your heating and cooling system is designed to be balanced and when a part of your system is closed off, you may create an unequal balance of air. While this is not abnormal to do based upon the season it is imperative to check that your system is set up properly for the heating and or air conditioning season. In the summer, returns should be open to pull hot air out rooms which is predominantly on the second floor of a home. Conversely, in the winter, the first floor returns should be open to pull the cold air which sinks from the first floor rooms.
Clean the Outside Condensing Unit
If your home is surrounded by trees or is you have shrubs or other vegetation near you outdoor condenser, debris and tree leaves may clog the coils of your unit and cause substantial inefficiencies or potentially damage the unit. Be sure to check your system regularly and clear all debris. This task can also be completed at the beginning of spring. Ensure there are no the bushes and tree branches around the outside unit. A If the outdoor unit has dirt or other debris on the coil be sure to spray it with a hose and try to remove any debris that has managed to get down into the middle of the AC unit.
HVAC Cleaning and Inspection
While spring cleaning and home check ups will make a difference, it is highly recommended having a skilled technician to inspect and tune up your system yearly. It is recommended to have your furnace looked at in the fall and have your AC looked at in the spring. The worst time to get your HVAC looked at is when it is already broken. These simple tips are easy to do and could potentially save homeowners large repair bills in the future.If potential problems are noticed during the spring cleaning, then it is time to call an expert at R&D Heating and Cooling to have the issue fixed. Especially when dealing with gas units, it is best to leave problems to the licensed and trained professionals.