HVAC System Maintenance During Your Spring Cleaning

Matthew HritzNOLA AC BLOG

It’s almost spring, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning and HVAC System Maintenance. Your HVAC system needs some attention after a long winter as well. Spring maintenance helps your system perform at its best when warm days finally return, and it’s time to turn up your air conditioning.

You can trust the professionals at River City Total Maintenance to share our expertise for inside and outside tasks for a healthier and better-performing heating and cooling system this season. Here is a checklist for spring cleaning your HVAC system!

Change Your Air Filter

Your air filters’ job is to remove contaminants as air flows through your HVAC system. We recommend that you change the air filters as recommended by the filter manufacturer. For those of you that live in an apartment complex, the rental office may even supply the filters! Remember, the appropriate time that you replace your filter can vary based on the type of filter that you use. For one inch filters, you may have to replace them monthly whereas thicker filters can last up to 12 months!

You also should be aware that your living conditions affect when you should change your filter. If you are an indoor smoker, a pet owner or are living with a respiratory issues: you should change your filter much more often.

Changing your filter doesn’t just optimize your HVAC system; it’s good for your health — contaminants such as airborne spores from viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and more.

Clean Your Vents

Air vents throughout your home can collect dust and debris over the winter. To clean the vents, merely use a dusting cloth to remove the buildup. If it has been a long time since you last cleaned your vents, you can always remove the vent and clean it before reinstalling.

If you require additional help, contact us! We can bring heavy-duty equipment for duct cleaning.

Check Your Thermostat

If you have a battery-powered thermostat, check the batteries and replace if necessary. Next, you should wipe down your thermostat with a dry cloth to remove excess dust from the outside. Lastly, you should check the settings after dusting to make sure you didn’t accidentally hit any buttons while cleaning.

For all of your HVAC maintenance needs, River City Total Maintenance is on the call! We are available 24 hours to make it easier for you! Contact us here today!