Spring cleaning? Don’t forget the HVAC system!

April 12, 2022

After a long season of closing our homes to protect us from the cold Detroit winter, many of us make a habit of cleaning out our stale houses in the spring.

And, one of the best ways to really clean a home is to clear out our HVAC systems of the dust and dirt it’s gathered from a season of providing us with heat. A good cleaning will also help prepare your air conditioning unit to run without issue during the upcoming summer months.

Homeowners should try these four tips to give their HVAC system the same deep-cleaning they give their homes:

Change the air filter.

This should be done regularly throughout the year and is one of the easiest ways to properly maintain your home’s HVAC system. Air filters prevent dust and dirt from clogging the system and make your home’s air quality fresher.

Clean the exterior of your system.

Over time, dust and dirt builds up on the exterior of your system no matter if it’s located inside or outside of your home. A little elbow grease can remove some of these contaminants so they never have an opportunity to slip into your system to clog it or blow pollutants all over your home.

Clear the yard debris from the external system.

Because it’s spring, weeds, grass and other plants can start sprouting close to your external unit. Remove any plants of other yard debris from within two feet of your unit to allow the system to maintain proper airflow.

Have your system professionally cleaned.

Sometimes just swabbing the exterior of the system isn’t enough and you need a deep clean. The team at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning is certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association to inspect your system while we clean your ductwork, fans, blowers, system coils, coil drain pans, plenums and registers.

While giving your home a good spring cleaning will definitely make it smell fresher, a good HVAC system clean-out will help you keep your home free of contaminants. A good cleaning will also improve your home’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), which can help you survive the spring allergy season.

And you don’t always have to wait until spring to clean. If you have pets, a smoker in the house, are susceptible to allergies or notice a musty odor in your home, a C & C Heating & Air Conditioning full duct cleaning will help you rid your home of pollutants.

If you’re ready to make your home cleaner and improve your IAQ, give our team of experts a call at (586) 439-3319.

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