Your Spring Cleaning Checklist
Springtime is upon us! And you know what that means…cleaning. Although it is a tradition for most families, there are some other “to-do’s” that should be part of your regular springtime. Most of them take only a few minutes and can save you a large amount of money in the long run. Be sure to keep these 3 quick tips in mind while preparing for spring to keep the air in your house as fresh as the air outside!
#1 Check your air-conditioner or heat pump unit
Most air-conditioners and heat pumps have drainage holes at the base of the cabinet, beneath the coils. These holes need to be kept clear of debris like leaves and grass clippings left over from last year. It is a good idea each spring to clean out these drainage holes. Also before the hot summer days arrive be sure to test your system by turning on and briefly running the unit. If your system needs repairs, you will have some time to schedule a service call before summer gets hot! The most obvious benefit in having periodic maintenance of your cooling system is extended life. A system replacement can be expensive, and extending the life of your system gives you additional time to save for the eventual need. Additionally, poor performance negatively affects energy use. Getting periodic tune-ups performed by your air conditioning service technician can save money in the long run and keep your system running efficiently day-to-day.
#2 Evaluate filters
There are several types of filters from which to choose, depending on your needs. Fiberglass filters last only one month, while higher quality filters can typically last thee to four months. Be sure to ask your HVAC service technician which quality filter is right for you, to save money and time!
Your ventilation system, or “ductwork” is an important part of your home’s heating and air conditioning system. No matter how clean your house is, dust will always get into the supply air vents and cold air returns. Also, holes and leaks in the ducts will cause you to continually lose the air that you are paying to condition. Air-loss resulting from these imperfections can cost you as much as 20 percent of your energy bill. Seal holes and cracks in the duct system and make sure all connectors are airtight. A good duct cleaning technician won’t just sweep out your ducts. They will address every component of your system, including coils and the central system as a whole. If you are unsure if your ducts need cleaned or if you are losing valuable air, then contact your HVAC specialist to help in providing these services.
AERCO is here to help
Adding these items to your spring-cleaning checklist can keep your spring season free from worries. AERCO cares about the comfort and safety of you and your home or business. We provide high-quality installation and service of furnaces, air conditioners and purifiers, heat pumps, boilers, and geothermal systems. We consider ourselves comfort experts in all phases of indoor air quality (including duct cleaning) and have the ability to design, fabricate, and install systems to meet both our customer’s residential and commercial needs. Call our trained professional service technicians today for more helpful tips and services that will save you time and money!