HVAC Spring Cleaning

This spring, make sure your cooling system is ready for the Texas heat! Learn how you can help prepare your HVAC system.

Indoors

Clean & Dust:

The warmer weather may make you more inclined to leave a door and/or window open, inviting in unfiltered air. Prevent dust and allergens accumulating in your air and on surfaces by sweeping, mopping, and dusting around your home regularly.

Change Air Filters:

Routinely changing your air filter will help ensures the air you are breathing is clean and helps your system to run more efficiently. Most replacement filters can be found at your local hardware store. Check for the model and size and pick one with a MERV rating of 7 or higher. Replacements should occur at least every 90 days but can be more frequent for those that suffer from allergies or have pets.

Clean Registers:

Check your vents and registers around your home. Make sure nothing is blocking the registers. Remove the vents, vacuum, and wash with water and mild soap.

Adjust Your Thermostat:

To prepare for the new season, adjust your programmable thermostat to a comfortable temperature. A programmable thermostat allows you to save, optimizes your system, and is more energy-efficient.

Inspect Window & Door Jams for Air Loss

Check for air leaks to save money, save energy, and keep the hot air out. Seal any cracks or holes and install weather stripping, if necessary.

 

Outdoors

Remove Debris:

During the winter months, debris such as leaves, twigs, and dirt, can build around your outdoor HVAC unit. It is important to clear away and cut down any nearby bushes. There should be 1-2 ft. clearance to allow for efficient airflow. Then, you will want to clean the unit with a vacuum brush. Make sure your unit of off during the cleaning.

While cleaning, it is a great time to see inspect for any apparent broken or misshaped pieces. Your HVAC technician can also look for these problems during planned maintenance.

Test:

Once all spring cleaning has been completed, test your system! Check to make sure the air is flowing appropriately, and the temperature is cooling to your preference. If you notice any problems call today.

Planned Maintenance:

Ideal Partners Mechanical’s licensed technicians will come twice annually to inspect and service your units. Learn more about the benefits of our Planned Maintenance Program.

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