Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning with HVAC Maintenance and Air Duct Cleaning
Spring is on the way in Colorado. As the temperatures start warming up, you are probably dreaming of long hikes and grilling outside. It’s also time to think about spring cleaning and getting your air conditioner ready for the dog days of summer.
Most people wait to call their HVAC contractor when their system breaks down unexpectedly. The savviest homeowners know that they need to take steps to protect their HVAC investment.
Here’s what you need to do to ensure that your HVAC system will be running efficiently throughout the summer.
Schedule a tune-up
Preventive maintenance is important to ensure that you HVAC system run as efficiently as possible in Colorado. You should schedule a tune up with your HVAC contractor twice a year – in fall and spring – even if it seems to be running fine.
An inefficient cooling system can be a money pit and may leave your family hot and grumpy during the long summer days. Saving money and a happy family? Yes, please!
Change the air filter
Dirty air filters can compromise indoor air quality, reduce airflow and may cause your air conditioner to work harder and take longer to cool your house.
Check and replace your air filter before the beginning of the season. Your air filters need to be cleaned or replaced once a month or every few months depending on the type of filter you’re using, how often you run your HVAC system, the number of people in your home and the cleanliness of your Colorado home.
Have ductwork cleaned
Since your furnace has been running throughout the winter, dust, dirt, dander and other contaminants must have settled in your ductwork. Then comes spring with an onslaught of tiny pollens that trigger allergy symptoms in many people. These winter pollutants and spring allergens will be circulated throughout your home until you have them cleaned out.