The Importance of Springtime HVAC Maintenance

The Importance of Springtime HVAC Maintenance

Many homeowners take time in spring to give their homes a thorough “spring cleaning”. It is always meant to tackle every nook and cranny of your home.

The components of your HVAC system need cleaning. Dirt can accumulate in its blower compartment, ducts, condenser unit, and other components, resulting in lower efficiency and poor indoor air quality. Dirt can even blow back into the living areas.

Canoga Park Heating and Air Conditioning recommends scheduling these services today:

Air Duct Cleaning

Airborne dirt and dust remain behind in your home’s ductwork. They can blow back into your living spaces, requiring more frequent cleaning. They can also get into your HVAC, hindering performance or even damaging your system.

Air Conditioner Maintenance

Air conditioner maintenance is a must on any spring to-do list. Dirt removal from your system’s parts will prevent damage and performance issues. In addition, your unit will perform at peak levels, resulting in better all-around energy efficiency. It will last much longer, giving you a better return on investment.

Air Conditioner Coil Cleaning

Dirt and other airborne debris can get on your condenser coils. Dirty coils prevent the heat exchange process necessary to cool your home. Cleaning dirty coils will ease proper heat exchange and improve system performance.

On top of the above-mentioned services by a contractor, you can do the following tasks yourself:

Clean the Return Air Vents

Dust and dirt build up on your return air vents. You can remove them for cleaning or clean them in place. Vacuum loose debris and use a rag over a butter knife to remove tough deposits between the grill spaces.

Clean Floor Registers

Dirt, pet hair, small items, and other debris can get into the floor registers around your house. Though you vacuum over them with regularity, take it a step further. Remove the vent from the floor. Place it in soapy water and brush or sponge off any dirt or rust on the cover and in the vent. Let the vent dry very well before putting it back. In the meantime, be cautious lest you knock anything down into the exposed ductwork.

Clean Your Air Conditioner Unit

Debris can build up in your exterior condenser unit. They can restrict airflow, causing system performance issues. To clean the condenser, turn off the power to the unit. Vacuum the air conditioner’s fins using a soft brush attachment, but be careful because the fins are delicate and can bend. Remove any yard waste and vegetation around the unit to prevent airflow problems.

Canoga Park Heating and Air Conditioning Is Your HVAC Expert

Canoga Park offers a variety of maintenance options to help you stay in control of your system. Keep up with regular maintenance and you will likely have a highly efficient HVAC system for years to come. Call us today at (818) 924-4785 or accomplish our form.

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