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The Complete Spring HVAC Checklist

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With the official start of spring just around the corner, be sure to follow our spring HVAC checklist to provide your system with the best care!

✓ Spring Cleaning 

It is natural for dust, dirt, and debris to build up in your system over time. However, your cooling system performs best when it has a clean and unobstructed air flow. Be sure to include your HVAC system in your spring cleaning by following these steps.

First, check your vents to make sure there is nothing preventing proper air circulation, like furniture or other objects. Then ensure that the vents are fully open, so they can fully cool your home. These vents should be routinely cleaned to prevent excess dust or dirt from building up.

For a more thorough spring cleaning, consider having a professional duct cleaning. Hair, pet dander, dust, dirt, and other contaminants can get trapped in your air ducts. However, this service provides a complete cleaning of the various components of your HVAC system and removes any contaminants from your home’s ducts.

✓ Change Your Filter

Your filter is one of the most important parts of maintaining quality indoor air and overall system maintenance. With an old filter or dirty air ducts, your system has to work harder to move air throughout your home. By working harder, your system wears down faster and expends more energy for the same results. This combination can increase the number of repairs your system will need, decrease its overall life expectancy, and increase your energy bills.

Luckily, changing your filter is a simple and easy process. With a standard, fiberglass filter, it should be changed every 30 days. However, with a more advanced allergen filter, you can change your filter every 90 days. If you have pets or suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems, you should change your filter more regularly or consider upgrading to a high efficiency filter.

✓ Upgrade Your Indoor Air Quality Products

Outside of a clean filter and air ducts, there are additional options to help provide you with the cleanest indoor air possible.

Ultraviolet Germicidal Lamps, for example, are installed directly into your ductwork and use a high intensity “H” lamp to quickly disinfect your air. By neutralizing airborne pathogens, these lamps can help guard against viruses, bacteria, and pollen.

An Air Scrubber Plus is another option to purify your home’s air. With the latest clean air technology, the Air Scrubber Plus works directly with your heating and cooling system to reduce approximately 90% of airborne microorganisms.

✓ Have Your System Checked

You should have your system fully and completely checked at least twice a year. Spring and fall are especially good times to schedule a system check, since your system performs the most in the summer and winter. Before moving into a peak season for your system, have your system checked to ensure that everything is in good working order and performing as efficiently as possible.

For more information on indoor air quality products or to schedule a System Check Up and Safety Inspection, call Fayette Heating & Air at 859-203-4602.