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Barron’s HVAC Guide to Spring Cleaning

Spring is clearly here, even if it might not feel like it yet. As we watch the temperatures change and experience more daylight on a regular basis, we can only start to prepare for the seasons ahead. That’s why we have spring cleaning, right?

Spring cleaning is great because it allows us to start opening some windows and making adjustments to our home comfort so we’re ready for the summer. Open windows and sunlight help to disinfect the air and make things more breathable. You can say goodbye to the cabin fever you felt a month or two ago, and hello to some fun outdoor activities.

But before you leave the house on your next hiking adventure, make sure you do some spring cleaning for your HVAC system. It’s time to pull that air conditioner out of retirement and schedule AC maintenance in Geneva, WA.

Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

If you’re looking to keep your HVAC system in good shape, then spring is the perfect time to do some important maintenance tasks that keep efficiency levels high and your home comfortable. Here are some things you can do right now to ensure maximum comfort.

  1. Change the air filter in your system. The air filter is an important component of your HVAC system, whether it’s your heater or your air conditioner. This should be changed out for both during the spring, since your heater still has a bit of time left to run and your AC will be important very soon. The air filter collects contaminants that would otherwise damage or dirty-up the coils of your air conditioner, which is why it needs to be changed every 1-3 months. Start this season off strong!
  2. Schedule maintenance. Spring is the perfect season for AC maintenance. This is an appointment that we can schedule at your convenience (since it’s not an emergency), where we adjust, maintain, clean, and inspect your air conditioner. We’ll give it a clean bill of health if it’s ready for the summer, or we’ll give you a heads up on some problems that might need to be addressed.
  3. Clean around the indoor and outdoor components. Take a broom or a vacuum and clean up the area around your HVAC system, whether it’s the unit inside or the condenser cabinet outside. Each of these components require at least 2-3 feet around it to maximize airflow and to ensure that it’s not overheating. Clearing this area of dust or debris also makes it easier for a professional to provide maintenance.
  4. Uncover your vents. Vents are important for your home to remain comfortable when your HVAC system is running. If you’ve got furniture or vacation luggage sitting on top of your vents, it’s going to be hard for your home to meet the temperature demand set on your thermostat. A walkthrough during the spring can help you detect any problems with your vents or ductwork.

Our team of Home Performance Experts has served the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you too! Contact Barron Heating & AC for prompt maintenance

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