The warmer months are around the corner! Blocking off some time for spring cleaning the fans and air conditioner will increase your comfort for the months ahead. Scheduling professional maintenance and cleaning all the fans will keep you cooler and more comfortable.
Ceiling fan blades seem to attract dust. When they run with a dust coating, some of it will disperse into the air and irritate anyone with allergies or asthma. Clean them with mild soaps or use a mixture of vinegar and water. Rinse thoroughly afterward. Soap residues attract dust and dirt.
Portable fan blades also attract dust. Cleaning them removes that layer of dust so that when they run, they’ll blow more air. You’ll have more air distribution for the same amount of energy. People with any kind of respiratory issues will also experience less distress. You may need a screwdriver to remove the fan blade housing first.
Making these tasks a routine part of air conditioner maintenance this summer will lower your cooling bills and improve your comfort:
- Check the air filter and change it if it’s covered with dust.
- Keep the outdoor condenser clean. Remove any dead vegetation around it and hose off the condensing coil and the fins. The fan blades in the condenser may also be dust-covered and grimy. If you know how to remove the housing, you can also clean these with mild soap and rinse well.
Professional HVAC Cleaning
The spring cleaning your HVAC contractor will perform will help your system run more efficiently and dependably. There may be plenty of dust inside the air handler, especially if you run the system with a dirty filter. He or she will have the tools to access the internal parts, like the fan and evaporator coil. A clean coil substantially improves the efficiency of the A/C and reduces the likelihood of premature failure and high cooling bills.
If you’d like to know more about the spring cleaning and maintenance we offer, contact CCAC, providing HVAC services for Coastal Bend homeowners.