It’s that time of year again. The weather is starting to get a little muggier and the days a little longer. Spring is in the air, there’s no denying that. With spring lingering in the air above our heads, comes a little house keeping that needs to be taken care of. It’s time to start transitioning our homes from the cool winter survival mode to the sweet embrace of warm weather.
Action Cooling & Heating in Fort Meyers, Florida, specializes in performing necessary maintenance on commercial and residential properties throughout the Southwest Florida area. Action Cooling & Heating, like many other HVAC technicians, often find themselves busy during specific times of the year when the weather begins to transition from one season to the next. As the weather moves from cool to warm, here’s your HVAC cleaning checklist to prepare your home.
Change Furnace Filter
Your filter is key in keeping your air clean and breathable. Letting your filter get dirty and stay dirty doesn’t help your HVAC unit perform well at all. A dirty air filter is ultimately ineffective. It’s important that as home or property owners, you take the time to make sure you change your filters. The transition in seasons can present the onset of allergy season, one thing that springtime is known for. Going into the spring with a dirty filter just makes it that much harder for your HVAC to filter out the dirt and air pollutants.
Clean HVAC Ducts
The next thing on your list should be to clean out your HVAC Ducts. That’s one of the many items on the maintenance checklist that Action Cooling & Heating suggests for their clients. Just like your filters, ducts can get really grimy. Dust and air pollutants are a known, but animals, mold and bacteria can also find their way into your ducts. It’s advised that you call a professional to have your ducts cleaned. This will also alert you to any potential issues that might arise with your unit.
Remove Outside Clutter
Just like the inside of your home needs to be cleaned, your outdoor unit needs to be cleaned and maintained as well. Allowing dirt, debris, and other forms of clutter to gather around your home can greatly affect your indoor air quality. It can also greatly affect the security of your home. Dirt and debris around your home can invite unwelcomed guests to make their home close to your home, giving them easy access to enter your HVAC unit and ultimately your home.
In order to accurately prepare your home for spring, Action Cooling & Heating of Fort Meyers suggest you follow the spring cleaning checklist and contact your local HVAC technician for more help.