Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC System
The important spring cleaning tasks for your HVAC system
Spring cleaning can become a long, annoying chain of tasks. And it feels longer than it is when all you want to do is get out and shake off the winter cobwebs.
It’s easy to run out of steam when maintenance on the air conditioner, ducts and furnace come around.
Before you skip HVAC maintenance for another year, think of these three major reasons to keep AC, furnace and duct cleaning at the top of your list for the season.
Costs you probably don’t know about.
The increased energy efficiency regular spring cleaning for your air conditioner and furnace brings is a welcome help to most families.
- Buildup inside your furnace or air conditioner can represent approximately 30% of a cooling or heating bill.
- Leaks in your ducts can add 20% or more.
- Low refrigerant adds another 20% or more in cooling energy for your air conditioner.
Do your family a favour and get all the money savings annual maintenance provides.
Sign up for a Protection Plan and you don’t even have to remember when to book your maintenance. We take care of that.
The allergens are coming. Or they’re already here.
Allergens might be stuck to the walls of your ductwork, exacerbating any sensitivities you have – especially in the spring, when more allergens come flooding in.
Your furnace air filter captures some allergens, but it’s not 100% effective. Especially if you don’t replace your filter every 3 months. As the dust and grime and pollen settle on the coils in your air handling unit, they combine with moisture in the area, resulting in a layer of grime that’s tough to get off.
This is where you find mold and bacteria. If you don’t do something about it, your family breathes it all day and night.
Some airborne particles continue along to your ducts, sticking there even after your normal furnace or air conditioner maintenance is performed.
We recommend keeping up with annual maintenance for your large HVAC equipment and duct cleaning every 2-3 years for anything adding up between visits.
Spring and summer weather may seem so far off today, but it won’t be long before you need your air conditioner for round the clock cooling (and not long after that, your furnace again).
Preventive care is always more affordable than reactive care (as in repairs). Maintenance might not avoid every issue your HVAC system can encounter, but you substantially reduce your potential for a malfunction with every maintenance visit.
The team at Oosterveld Heating is here to help. Book annual maintenance for your air conditioner or furnace at the start or end of the season and make sure it’s ready to run efficiently the next time you power it up.