HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist
Now that Spring is here, it is time for that dreaded annual Spring cleaning that happens every year. For some it is a catch up on dusting that never got done, or going through closets and selling or throwing out unused items, or maybe deep cleaning your carpets. The list goes on and on and every person is different, but there are a few things that should be consistent across all people’s Spring cleaning.
- Make sure your air filter is replaced on the time schedule your HVAC provider says. For some it is 1 month, others can be up to 6. Neglecting this simple task can cost you money, make your HVAC unit not run as efficiently, and can affect your clean air.
- Check your grills, vents, and fans for excess dust and grime. Remove the vent grills that are on your ceilings, walls, and bathrooms for a scrub down. Always make sure you are being careful when messing with fans and other things connected to electric outlets. Ensure your air ducts are clean as well by getting them a routine cleaning every year.
- Check your smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide detectors to ensure they are properly working and have sufficient batteries.
- With the randomness of West Texas weather, double check all of your windows and doors to make sure they are sealed properly and the weather stripping is not worn away. Weak seals or the loss of caulk can bring in hot or cold air and make your HVAC unit work more than it needs too.
- Inspect and clean your gutters to make sure they slope in the direction they were intended to go in and aren’t clogged with Fall’s leaves or debris.
- Have your HVAC system cleaned and checked before the Summer is officially upon us. You don’t want to discover an error in the prime time for heat and not be able to have cool air. Cleaning the area around your HVAC unit is also necessary. Pull up weeds, long grass, and ensure nothing is blocking your HVAC that could disrupt its job.
- Another great tip is to invest in a programmable thermostat like Nest. With the extreme temperatures and changing weather, Nest and other smart/programmable thermostats learn you habits and adjust your houses temperatures to reflect those habits as well as the weather, which can save you money.
These are just a few tips in a never endling list of Spring cleaning chores. Some of these tips are very simple and only take a few minutes. We know how busy the Spring is and how often things get pushed back and put off, but don’t sacrifice your home’s quality and functionality by putting some of these things off. Your home takes care of you, make sure you take care of it!