Spring Cleaning: Your AC Unit & More
March 21st, 2019 by cverdone
With spring on its way, it’s time to get busy spring cleaning your home to keep it comfortable for you and your loved ones. However, many people don’t fully understand what a thorough cleaning is and just how well how poorly you clean can affect your AC unit and the air quality inside your home. Here are some spring cleaning tips that will get your spring off to a cleaner home and cleaner air which have a lot of benefits that may surprise you.
A cleaner home means better health
Starting with your AC unit, one of the first things you should do is schedule an HVAC professional to inspect and clean your AC unit and install a new filter. Your AC’s filter is crucial in removing dust, pollen, and allergens from the air you breathe. If your filter is worn or dirty, then these harmful particles can still be circulated around your home. Poor air quality equals more allergies and respiratory problems for young children, the elderly, and people that suffer from asthma.
Benefits of thoroughly cleaning all living spaces
This is the bottom line of spring cleaning, but many homeowners fail to realize that a good deep-cleaning of your home can save you money on energy bills and help your HVAC system run more efficiently. By removing excess dust from shelves, bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans, ceiling fans, and around windows, you will reduce the amount of dirt and debris passing through your AC’s air filter and blower. A clean AC unit is more efficient than one that has to work harder to circulate air throughout your home. A more efficient system means lower energy bills.
Don’t forget the basement
Basements are notorious for harboring mold and mildew because of the moist environment they provide. Mold can be extremely dangerous and even deadly if their spores are breathed in on a regular basis. Excess dampness and moisture in your basement are usually caused by high humidity levels in your home.
This could indicate that your AC unit doesn’t have ample airflow and sufficient capacity to pull the excess humidity out of your home. First, give your basement a thorough cleaning. Next, try installing fans to increase airflow. You can also call an HVAC professional and inquire about installing a new more efficient system to help remove the unwanted moisture in your home.
Getting your home clean and ready for spring is more important than you might think. A clean home and AC unit will ensure you have a cool, clean, and healthy spring and summer. Have your AC unit cleaned and serviced by a professional before the warm weather sets in to ensure a happy and comfortable springtime.