It’s time to spring-clean your HVAC system for sure! The question on your mind probably is: can I do the HVAC system cleaning myself to save time and money or should I enlist the help of an HVAC professional to help me? The answer is yes and yes. In other words, there are some things you can do yourself and other items best left to an experienced technician.

Here’s the breakdown of what you can effectively DIY and what you should ask your HVAC service provider to do.

Do these HVAC systems cleaning tasks yourself:
  • Keep your AC and heating systems free of debris. Your outdoor unit should be kept free of damaging or airflow-blocking debris, such as leaves, pollen, branches, etc. Walk around the unit especially after storms and consider surrounding it with gravel instead of mulch or grass. Hard rains and wind can sometimes cause dirt, mud and other debris to “splash” up into the unit, making it dirty and hindering its effectiveness.
  • Routinely check, clean and replace your air filters. Air filters get dirty, inevitably. It means they’re doing their job! Keeping your air filters clean is one of the easiest and most effective maintenance efforts you can make to keep your HVAC system working at its best.  Air filters, if not maintained, can cause your HVAC system to have to work harder, causing undue strain on its working parts as well as having an impact on your indoor air quality.
  • Clean your registers. HVAC system cleaning starts with easy things you can DIY like keeping your registers and ducts clean of dust and debris.
Hire an HVAC professional to help you with these cleaning tasks:
  • Preventive Maintenance – Your certified and experienced HVAC service provider will provide your HVAC system with a routine preventive maintenance service of system components you’re unlikely to access or be able to perform. This routine maintenance will include a check for unusual wear and tear, lubrication of key moving parts as well as audits of electrical elements of your system.
  • Warranty Requirements – Keeping your HVAC system maintained improperly can affect your manufacturer’s warranty. Your professional HVAC technician will be able to customize your maintenance schedule to ensure you’re meeting these requirements to keep the warranty intact.
Spring is the perfect time for HVAC system cleaning and there are a few important things you can do yourself this spring as well as year-round. Air Specialty, with 25 years of expertise, can help you determine the best cleaning plan and preventive maintenance schedule for your HVAC system. We’ll work with you to recommend things you can easily do on your own to save money and protect your unit as well as schedule one of our NATE-certified technicians to check on your system routinely for the more complex maintenance. Your HVAC system will be working at its best year round with the help of Air Specialty! Contact us today to get started.
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