With Spring here, many of us are looking around our own living space and getting that annual itch to dust off, organize, straighten out, or just plain clean up. Yes, it’s time for Spring-cleaning. With longer days and perfectly temperate weather we open up our homes for some fresh air, and otherwise awaken them from a long winter hibernation.

While you prepare for this cleaning ritual, we’ve come up with a list of items that probably need attention related to your heating and cooling equipment. We hope you find these tips helpful in maintaining a comfortable and healthy environment for your home.

  • The first and most obvious item that should be checked is the air filter. If this is not clean, it could have an adverse effect on the longevity and efficiency of your HVAC equipment. It should be replaced or cleaned, depending on the type installed, as often as once a month*.
  • With summer just around the corner, we strongly urge our customers to have their systems inspected ahead of time by a qualified technician with a planned maintenance check-up. Southern Oregon summers can get blistering hot, and having an air conditioning unit break down in the middle of that can be unbearable for some. Planned maintenance is a very cost effective way to avert these surprises and keep everything running optimally.
  • Lastly, it might be a good time to consider the air quality of your home. The chemicals in all those cleaning supplies you’ll be using, along with the springtime pollens, can get released into the air of your home—causing allergy or asthma symptoms. We have the tools to diagnose indoor air quality problems along with solutions, such as air purification systems, that can make improvements to the quality and comfort of the air in your house.

So, it’s time to roll those sleeves up and get to work. Whether it’s cleaning out that old chimney or those blocked-up rain gutters, it’s going to feel good and rewarding to get it done. Spring is definitely in the air.

*Source: www.energystar.gov