HVAC Spring Maintenance Checklist

Have you included checking and maintaining your HVAC system in your spring cleaning routine? It’s very important to perform routine maintenance for your HVAC system at least once a year to prolong the life of your unit and to keep repair cost down.

Here are some HVAC maintenance tips that should be part of your spring cleaning:

Inspect and replace furnace filters. Some air filters need to be changed twice a year, others once a month. For the best filter performance, select high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. Check the instructions first to determine what type of filter your furnace requires. Some filters are located inside the furnace or air handler. In this case, hire a contractor to change the filter.

Clean the condenser. The condenser is the exterior portion of your air conditioner or heat pump. It requires proper airflow in order to work efficiently. Any dirt or other debris that accumulate on the condenser should be removed once a year. In addition, make sure to keep plants away from the condenser and remove any cover from it to ensure proper airflow. Leave at least two feet of space between the unit and the bushes in your yard.

Clean air condition drainage holes. Many AC units have a drainage hole on the base of the cabinet (beneath the evaporator fins). Use a paper clip or wire to poke through the hole and clear it, thus ensuring the AC drainage is kept clear.

Regularly clean the condensate drain pan. Rinse the pan and clean it with a bleach-water mixture to clear out any dirt or mold growth.

Clean bathroom fans. First, make sure the power is off. Remove the fan cover and wash it with soapy water. Clean the dirt off the fan blades using soapy water and a toothbrush.



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