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What to Know When Spring Cleaning Your Home's HVAC System

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Now is the perfect time to take a fresh look at your home maintenance routine. One task that deserves some attention is cleaning your HVAC system. Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate in your system, suffocating your air conditioner and causing costly repairs. Adding HVAC cleaning to your household cleaning checklist can improve your system's efficiency, reduce energy bills, and prolong your equipment's lifespan.

In this blog post, we'll look at some tips for spring cleaning your home's HVAC system.

1. Change Air Filters

The easiest way to ensure your HVAC system works efficiently is to change the air filter regularly. Air filters help clean the air in your home and protect against dust and allergens. Over the winter months, your filters may have become clogged, and dirt and debris may have built up inside your HVAC system. Replacing your air filters with new ones is the first step in spring cleaning your HVAC system.

2. Check Ductwork

Your ductwork is responsible for distributing conditioned air throughout your home. If your ductwork is dirty or damaged, it can decrease your HVAC system's efficiency and indoor air quality. Check your ductwork for signs of mold, dust, or dampness. If you find any issues, contact a professional to fix them.

3. Clean Condenser Coils

Your air conditioner's condenser coils play a significant role in cooling your home. But, over time, dirt, dust, and debris can settle on the coils, limiting their cooling effects. Cleaning the condenser coils is time-consuming, but you can do it yourself. Turn off the power to your AC system before cleaning, and use a garden hose to rinse the coils from top to bottom. You can also use a specialized cleaner made for condenser coils.

4. Check Refrigerant Levels

Your air conditioner runs on refrigerant, which absorbs heat from your home and releases it outside. If your refrigerant levels are low, your air conditioner won't run efficiently, which can increase your energy bills. Checking the refrigerant level is a job for professionals. Ask your HVAC technician to check your refrigerant levels during your spring maintenance checkup.

5. Schedule Spring Maintenance

Finally, the best way to ensure your HVAC is clean and ready for summer is to schedule a spring maintenance checkup with a professional. A professional technician can assess the system's overall health, clean and tune up the system, and make any necessary repairs.

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Spring cleaning your HVAC system is essential to keep your system running efficiently and effectively, reduce energy costs, and prolong equipment life. Contact our Quality Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical team at (865) 622-7785 today to get started!

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