HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist

HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist

As winter turns into spring, it's time to prepare your HVAC for the warm weather! While you're ready to turn on your air conditioner, do some spring cleaning first. You want to make sure your home's air is as fresh as possible! As you prepare your home for Spring, don't forget these HVAC maintenance tips.

Changing Your Air Filter

You need to replace your air filter every few months, and spring is the perfect time to swap your filter for a new one. You may even want to consider upgrading your filter to one with a higher MERV rating. MERV ratings determine what particles and contaminants your air filter can block. Our technicians can help you find the right type of air filter for you. We can also show you how to select one that will help improve your indoor air quality.

Dusting and Deep Cleaning

With air conditioner maintenance, you don't think about what happens outside the vents. The truth is that the air inside your home is as important as the air your unit draws from outside. Dust, pet dander, and dead skin cells are all common indoor allergens. These can make their way into your vents and stop your home from smelling fresh.

Be sure to lift furniture while mopping. Dust all your home's baseboards, window sills, and door frames. If you have carpet, hire an HVAC professional cleaner to give them a deep steam clean. This can lift pollutants and particles that have gotten embedded in the fibers.


Your home's exterior has an impact on your indoor air quality. If grass, shrubs, or branches obstruct your central unit, you'll pay more for much less. To make your yard look great and your system run even better, keep your lawn mowed and hedges trimmed.

Cut down any tree branches that extend toward your home's supply vents or block your central unit. Avoid blocking your system's box with furniture. Don't place anything on top of it that may restrict airflow.

Spring cleaning your air conditioner can help keep your home comfortable all year. To schedule a tune-up with an HVAC professional, contact Ardmore Fresh Air todayLearn more about how to keep your HVAC running like new.

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