HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist

HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist

As winter slowly turns into spring, it's time to prepare your HVAC for the warm weather! While you'll likely be eager to turn on your air conditioner, it's important to do some spring cleaning to ensure your home's air is as fresh as possible! As you prepare your home for the next season, don't forget these important HVAC spring maintenance tips:

Changing Your Air Filter

Your air filter needs to be replaced 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 type of particles and contaminants your air filter can block from entering your ducts. Our technicians can help you determine which type of air filter you need and how to select one that will help improve your indoor air quality.

Dusting and Deep Cleaning

When people think about air conditioning maintenance, they rarely consider what goes on outside of their vents. The truth is that the air inside your home is just as important as the air your unit draws from outside; dust, pet danger and dead skin cells are all common indoor allergens that can make their way into your vents and stop your home from smelling fresh.

Be sure to lift furniture for thorough mopping and dust all of 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 that can lift pollutants and particles that have gotten embedded in the fibers.


Your home's exterior has a serious impact on your indoor air quality. If your central unit is obstructed by overgrown grass, shrubs or tree branches, you'll likely pay far more for subpar performance. To make your yard look great and your system run even better, make sure that you 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 or placing anything on top of it that may restrict airflow.

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


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