Spring is a fantastic time of the year unless you suffer from severe allergies like 50 million other Americans. If that’s the case, then spring may be the most miserable time of the year. This is why HVAC maintenance in the spring is so vital. Staying on top of maintaining your HVAC system will ensure that your home isn’t circulating dust and other allergens causing all sorts of discomfort. Try these five HVAC maintenance tips to rid your home of pesky allergens this spring.
high quality furnace filters
If you’ve been following our blog, then you know that furnace filters are your first defense when it comes to fighting allergies and poor air quality in your home. You should look for filters with at least a MERV 8 rating to trap microscopic air particles and allergens. Best practice is to check your air filter monthly and replace them every three months. Spring may call for a filter replacement even sooner!
Clean the debris from around the outdoor unit
Your external A/C unit pulls air from outside through your HVAC system. Be sure to check for dust and debris and make sure you clear it away to keep it from being circulated in your home.
Dust vents first, then everything else
Most people are good at dusting their furniture about once a week. But often times people forget to dust the vents that are circulating the A/C and heat in their home. Dust can build up and be circulated into the air from these vents, so to be sure to dust them first ensuring that you don’t forget!
Check for mold
Mold thrives in humid, wet environments, and with spring fast approaching your home may see an increase in humidity. Be sure to check ducts, condensation drip pans and drains for mold. Mold isn’t just an allergen; mold can cause severe sicknesses and even death if left unchecked.
Schedule an HVAC tune-up
Spring is allergy season, so it is the perfect time to have a professional come out and take a look at your HVAC system to ensure your system is healthy and functioning as efficiently as possible.
We proudly service Chester, Delaware, New Castle, and Montgomery counties. If you live in any of these areas and need a qualified, licensed HVAC professional, your friends at MoreVent Services are here to help. Give us a call at (610) 444-3333 or schedule an appointment online.