During the winter months, our homes and businesses are dirt and dust magnets. With everyone inside more than usual and with the heat running practically non-stop, our HVAC system is put to the test. In parts of the country that get snow, spring cleaning has an important meaning – and it’s very necessary.
In Cleveland, spring cleaning is a tradition that’s been practiced for generations. You probably do it. Your folks probably did it. Your grandparents and their grandparents did it too. But before you start clearing the rain gutters, vacuuming the house for cobwebs, cleaning the baseboards, and checking the roof for leaks, there’s another chore that should get your attention first – you should clean up your HVAC system.
2. We recommend replacing furnace filters regularly, especially during the winter. They come in different makes and styles. The fiberglass versions need to be changed about once a month, whereas other materials can last about three or four months. If you want a longer-lasting filter, you can invest in a HEPA filter, which lasts up to six months and can be easily cleaned with a vacuum nozzle.
3. Go to your air conditioner and look for its drainage hole, which is located at the base of the cabinet and underneath the evaporator fins. In order for the AC to work right, this hole needs to be clear of dust and debris. Each spring, we recommend using a paper clip or other wire to poke through the hole and clear it out.
4. If your HVAC system is old or has not been serviced in years, call a professional HVAC technician and have it serviced. This way, you ensure that its parts are working correctly and you aren’t wasting money on running a heater or AC that isn’t doing its job.
Do you need a professional to repair or service your HVAC system? If so, contact Green Home Solutions, LLC to schedule a free estimate!