March is here which means spring is on its way! As you shake off the winter blues and prepare for summer, here are some spring cleaning tips from the experts at Getzschman Heating to keep your home clean and comfortable as we move into the warmer months. Schedule an appointment with Getzschman today to spring clean your HVAC system.
Clean or Replace Furnace Filters
You should change your furnace filters every 3 to 6 months depending on the type of filter and your family’s needs. Filters remove dust, pollen, and other pollutants to keep your home’s air cleaner and safer. filters screen out dust, pollen, and pollutants from the air to keep your home air cleaner and safer. Clean filters make your system more energy efficient and extend the life of your a/c unit.
Check Registers and Vents for Dust
Inspect your registers and vents. If you see a buildup of dust, you should strongly consider getting your air ducts cleaned. If any members of your family have allergies or asthma, it is important to make sure the air coming from your vents is clean and free of pollutants. If you want to deep clean your home’s air filter system, call Getzschman to do your air duct cleaning for you.
Change the Batteries in Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Daylight Savings Time in March is a great time to test your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace them as needed. Nearly two thirds of fire related deaths occur because smoke detectors weren’t working due to dead or missing batteries, or homes didn’t have any smoke detectors at all, according to the National Fire Protection Association. It is recommended that smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries be changed at least once a year.
Get an A/C Tune-Up
To prepare for the summer heat, spring is a great time to tune-up your HVAC system. Get to any minor problems before they become major problems. The last thing you want is to have your A/C go out in July! A system that has a yearly tune-up experiences considerably fewer breakdowns, saving you money and providing ease of mind. Take a look at Getzschman’s planned maintenance program that includes an annual tune-up. Save 15% with our G-Force Membership today!
Clean Out That Dryer Vent
Lint builds up over time and becomes a fire hazard. Unplug the dryer from the wall and remove the vent from the back of the dryer. Use a lint brush to clean out the lint. When you are through, the flaps on your vent on the outside of your house should move freely.