Spring Cleaning Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Spring Cleaning TipsCan you believe it? Waterloo Region is experiencing above zero temperatures for the first time in MONTHS! Which means it’s safe to say spring is almost here. But we have a question for you, is your HVAC system ready?

While we have no doubt that the change of season is welcomed, it’s also time for spring-cleaning! Adding some small maintenance items to your cleaning list can go a long way to ensure that your HVAC system runs smoothly.

Here are our tips to get your HVAC system in spring shape:

1. Check your air filters

Checking or changing your air filters will make sure that your system runs at peak efficiency. Simply take the filter out of the filter box and hold it up to a light source. If you can’t readily see through it, it needs to be changed!

 2. Turn off your humidifier

While a humidifier is important in the winter months to add moisture to the air and improve overall indoor air quality, spring is the season to turn it off and let a cool breeze in.

3. Make inexpensive home improvements

Making some home improvements will make it easier for your HVAC unit to cool your home, and save you money. For example, a ceiling fan could make your room feel cooler and costs just pennies an hour to operate.

4. Install a programmable thermostat

Consider installing a programmable thermostat this spring! You will enjoy better control of the temperature in your home, and lower your energy bills.

5. Clean your humidifier

Fact: humidifiers need to be cleaned once a year! Generally, manufacturer’s recommend that you clean your humidifier with either vinegar or bleach. Check out this step-by-step guide.

Give us a call today for friendly and professional advice on all your HVAC needs.

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