Spring cleaning is a tradition for a reason. Although it’s something unavoidable you must do, just thinking about all of the things you need to complete can be exhausting. Even if your spring cleaning has rolled into summer, it still needs to be done. To make this year’s cleaning less stressful, prioritize the following tasks:
Give Your HVAC System a Checkup
Some aspects of periodic Carrier® HVAC equipment maintenance can be DIYed. Changing the air filter and calibrating the thermostat are two of the simple chores average homeowners can easily and safely perform.
The actual inspection of your heating and cooling unit, however, is best left to a professional. If qualified technicians haven’t seen to your HVAC system in a while, it’s imperative to schedule a service visit. A trained professional can clean the machine’s sensitive internal components, identify red flags and carry out tune-ups accordingly.
Look for Damaged Paint
Peeling or flaking paint is a concern for many reasons. For one, it indicates that the substrate–usually wood–is vulnerable to moisture, which can accelerate its deterioration. Paint particles can also contribute to air pollution and affect your family’s health when inhaled or ingested.
This concern should serve as another motivation to maintain your HVAC system’s air filter. Peeling paint necessitates repainting, which can be hazardous because of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), so be sure to put a premium on ventilation when tackling this project.
Trim Trees and Shrubbery
Maintaining the growth of the vegetation in your yard has a lot of merits. Not only does it prevent gutter and downspout clogging, it also helps your HVAC system operate optimally. This task is not always for do-it-yourselfers, however, so there’s no shame in hiring someone to do it for you.
Ready Your Carrier HVAC System for the Summer
Turn to Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning to make sure your Carrier HVAC system is in good shape this summer. Call us at (630) 372-7640 today to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced technicians.