With the warming outdoor temperatures, it’s time to tackle spring cleaning and maintenance chores to spruce up your home for the coming summer. When you’re putting together a spring to-do list, be sure to add on these HVAC-related tasks to improve your home comfort.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
During a preventive maintenance visit, your HVAC technician will inspect and tune up your cooling system so it operates reliably at maximum efficiency. They’ll also change the air filter, and “spring” clean critical components like the blower assembley, condensate drain system and indoor and outdoor coils.
Give Your Ceiling Fans Some Attention
You can boost comfort and save some energy by strategically running your ceiling fans in tandem with the A/C. To keep dust down to a minimum, wipe down the blades and fan bases before switching them on for the season. Also, check that the blades are rotating counter-clockwise so you can benefit from downward, cooling air movement.
Clean Your HVAC Air Vents
Giving your air vents a good cleaning will get rid of collected wintertime dust and debris, so it doesn’t get recirculated in your air supply. Just remove and wipe off each register cover/grille, then vacuum inside the duct openings thoroughly.
Control High Humidity
When humidity gets out of control, your home can get too hot and sticky for comfort. Excess humidity can also promote difficult-to-clean mold growth that causes discomforting allergic reactions. You can help prevent both these issues by being proactive about humidity control. Clean your kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans and run them when cooking and showering. If you find that your cooling equipment isn’t removing airborne moisture effectively, talk to your HVAC pro about installing a whole-home dehumidifier.
Clean the Air
Cleaning the air that circulates through your HVAC system can make your home more comfortable for anyone in the household who suffers from respiratory problems or allergies. Adding an air cleaner unit to the HVAC system is the easist way to deliver cleaner, healthier air to every room.
To schedule spring cleaning and maintenance for your Orlando home’s HVAC, contact us at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).