Spring has almost sprung, which means spring cleaning is right behind it. To jump-start your spring cleaning routine this year, you should schedule a routine maintenance check on your HVAC unit. Many people have their units checked in the fall, before they have to turn their heater on for the first time in the winter, but a lot of people don’t realize that they should get their AC units checked in the spring before the summer weather kicks into full gear.
Duct cleaning is another valuable form of maintenance to perform in the spring. But why?
Here are three good reasons to schedule spring cleaning maintenance on your HVAC unit and duct work:
Hidden Allergens – Mold, dust spores and all kinds of other airborne materials are circulated through your HVAC system year-in and year-out. Your air filter’s job is to trap these particles to keep the circulating air clean, but there will always be particles that get through. Over time, these particles can build up within your system, lessening the air quality of your home. For people with allergies or sensitivities to mold and dust, this could create a problem.
Along with dust and mold buildup, your ducts can also get bugs and rodents in them; and along with them comes bacteria, dander, fur and excrement. All of these things could be tainting your air supply. Scheduling a duct cleaning will purify the air supply in your house, keeping everyone who breathes healthier.
Heat Wave – Be prepared for the approaching summer heat! When summer comes, your AC unit will be kicked into high gear. The last thing you need is for it to stop working for one reason or another. Scheduling routine spring maintenance on your AC unit will ensure everything is clean and in working order. If there are any issues, you will have time to fix them before the dead heat of summer arrives.
Save Money – Some people refuse to schedule regular maintenance on their HVAC units because they do not want to pay when they feel their AC unit is working fine. However, what they fail to realize is that keeping up with HVAC maintenance will help it run more efficiently – which will save you money on your monthly electric bills. Regular maintenance will also lengthen the life span of your HVAC unit, amounting in a lot of savings when you’re not replacing a broken HVAC unit sooner than necessary.
So when it comes to regular maintenance on your HVAC unit, you need to remember that all of the little things add up to a lot of savings and save you from a lot of heartache in the long run. Simply put, if you take care of the things that you have, they will take care of you.