In addition to the usual chores like decluttering closets and washing windows, spring cleaning is the perfect time to give your Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit a little extra attention. After all, it plays a significant role in keeping your home clean and maintaining high-quality air. Follow this checklist to ensure that your HVAC unit gets a good scrubbing this spring.
Change the HVAC Filter
An easy first task is to replace your HVAC unit’s filter. Simply find the return air intake vent, remove the old, dirty filter by releasing the clips located around its frame, and install a fresh one. Make sure the new filter is the right size—the manual from the manufacturer should guide you in the right direction.
Clean and Weatherproof Windows Around the Home
To make your HVAC unit not work so hard during the humid summer months, be sure to inspect all of your windows to be sure that they’re properly sealed. Conditioned air escaping through windows (and doors, too) can wreak havoc on your utility bills. Ensure all weather stripping and caulking is in place and make sure your windows shut flush in their frames. If they open easily but don’t shut tightly, then the frames may just need a proper cleaning. This small step will help you save on summer utility bills.
Remember Smoke Detectors and the Thermostat
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors play an enormous role in keeping your family safe and secure. Their batteries should be checked and replaced regularly, and spring cleaning is the perfect time to get started if you’ve been a little less attentive to them than you should be. Our technicians can help with installing smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
You may also want to consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat. These allow for exceptional heating and cooling control, monitoring, and efficiency. Some programmable thermostats can even be adjusted remotely using your home’s Wi-Fi or programmed to increase or decrease the temperature at pre-determined times.
Schedule an HVAC Check-Up
Some jobs need the skill of a professional. Consider getting in touch with an HVAC technician who knows what a residential system needs to operate at its best. Our crew can check if any areas need repairs or tune-ups, replace parts that are worn out, and perform a full-service appointment if needed. Contacting an expert is the best way to ensure your HVAC unit is working safely and efficiently.
Gibby Mechanical has been serving the residents of metro Atlanta for more than two decades. To make sure that your residential or commercial HVAC system is in top running order, fill out our online form or call (770) 694-1200 today.