We’re in the midst of spring and summer’s jut around the corner. That means now’s a great time to clean your HVAC system and ensure it’s working properly.
You’ve heard of spring cleaning around your home, but did you know that including your HVAC system in your routine can go a long way toward ensuring your home stays clean? Every day, your HVAC system pulls air in from outside and circulates it around your home. Along with that air, though, can come allergens such as various types of pollens, mold, dust, and more.
Your HVAC’s filtration system does a lot to stop these particles from entering your home, but it can’t stop all of them – especially if your filter is damaged or too dirty. Once allergens get past an ineffective filter, they enter your home’s air ducting. From there, they might freely flow all throughout your home while you run your AC, or they might settle and accumulate only to get blow throughout your home at a later time.
Although you can remove allergens from your home by vacuuming, dusting, and wiping down your home’s surfaces, your efforts could all be for naught the next time you run your AC.
Tips for Cleaning Your HVAC System
If you want to reduce the spread of new allergens throughout your home this spring, there are a few cleaning tasks that either you or a professional can take on.
A few HVAC cleaning tips we offer include the following:
- Clean or replace your air filters. As we previously mentioned, dirty or damaged air filters are often the reason why pollen, dust, and other airborne particles enter your home through your HVAC system. By tightening up this first line of defense, you’ll be in much better shape almost immediately!
- Clean your furnace’s blower compartment. Your HVAC system can accumulate dust and debris in its blower compartment, which pushes and pulls air through your air duct system. If this essential component is always dirty, it’s constantly blasting allergens at your filter. This reduces your filter’s effectiveness over time, and often unnecessarily.
- Clean air ducts in your home. Air ducts and vents deliver temperature-treated air throughout your home. They can also deliver airborne particles directly from outside or those that accumulate inside your ducting over time. The best way to eliminate this problem is to ensure your ducts and vents are thoroughly cleaned, which can be done with a dust brush with a long handle. To get the best possible results, you’ll want to hire a professional for this kind of service!
Do You Want Professional Assistance?
If you want to improve your home’s indoor air quality, there’s no better way than to get professional assistance from Bay Heating & Air Conditioning. With nearly 80 years of experience in this industry, we know exactly what it takes to ensure your HVAC system is always working for you.
Whether you want us to help you clean internal components of your HVAC system or conduct routine maintenance, we can be there for you. We can also offer specific solutions to improve indoor air quality, including air filters, humidifiers, purifiers, and ventilation equipment.
Learn more about all of the options we have available when you contact us online!