Georgia Heating and Air Experts: Spring Cleaning Helps Your Home and Wallet
Georgia heating and air pros know that spring cleaning not only helps clear out space in your home, but it also helps to keep money in your bank account. When the weather starts to warm, there is a mad dash to open the windows and get fresh air in. Rugs and other items are commonly shaken and dusted off outside and laid in the warm sunlight.
Environmental shifts and lifestyle changes both can negatively affect indoor air quality once spring hits. There are many reasons why spring cleaning and decluttering should be a priority in your home.
The Importance of Spring Cleaning and Decluttering
If there is a lot of clutter in your home (or business), the air has nowhere to circulate. Do your health, and the health of others, good by taking some time to declutter this spring to improve your indoor air. It is essential to keep the area around your air vents or anything connected to you’re A/C system clear of any papers, plants, boxes, and more. This allows air to circulate more freely so you save energy by allowing your HVAC system to run more efficiently.
A well-done deep home cleaning removes dust and other particles by airing out damp areas.
Georgia Heating and Air Expert Spring Cleaning Tips
Keep Allergens Out of the Home
- Remove shoes and jackets before entering your home.
- Cleaning your air ducts can help significantly.
- Air filters usually should be changed once per season (every three months). Although, this schedule depends on the type of filter, the thickness, and other factors.
Clean air filters improve indoor air quality and help your HVAC system work properly and more efficiently. Without clogged dust and dirt putting a strain on the system, it will last longer.
*If you are forgetful in changing out your air filters, make this the first thing you do during spring cleaning. It is an easy and quick way to get rid of contaminants and increase airflow and energy efficiency in your home or business.
- Ventilate while you clean to air out dust, cleaning product, and other contaminants.
- If it meets your budget, purchase non-toxic or organic household/cleaning products to reduce the number of contaminants.
Clean the Area Around Your A/C Condenser Unit
- Sweep away any twigs, rocks, or another build-up around your outdoor unit.
- Get rid of any animal droppings or debris on top or in the coils.
- If you have a leaf blower, go around your unit with it to best get crud away.
- Run the HVAC system fan immediately after cleaning to remove pollutants and further circulate out dust and other particles.
Invest in an Air Purifier and/ or Dehumidifier
Take an extra step to reduce harmful indoor air pollutants and control your home’s humidity, especially if there are any allergy sufferers. Allergens such as dust mites and mold spores breed in high humidity. Many warm, damp days in the spring create higher moisture levels than in winter and fall.
Call Georgia Heating and Air Pros for Preventative Maintenance
Cleaning, decluttering, humidifiers, and air purifiers are great regular routines to maintain quality indoor air and extend the life of your HVAC unit. Although, an HVAC technician holds the key to ensuring your HVAC system lasts as long as possible before it needs replacing. Bi-annual preventative HVAC maintenance in the spring and fall allows a professional to inspect your system and do routine maintenance.
In the chance you need to have a new unit installed, count on our team of experts to complete it promptly.
Schedule your spring maintenance check-up for your HVAC system today to make sure your A/C is in peak condition before the heat hits.