Find Out the Best Way to Clean Your Home’s HVAC Unit

A clean HVAC unit runs more efficiently, which saves you on energy costs. Moreover, by keeping your heat pump or furnace clean during the winter, you may just save yourself an unnecessary repair call and actually help extend the life of your HVAC system. With that positive news in mind, read on to learn the best ways to keep your HVAC unit clean.

Change the Air Filter

One of the simplest tasks a homeowner can do to ensure a clean HVAC system is changing the air filter on time. The frequency at which you should change the air filter depends on the type of filter you use and how often you run your HVAC system.

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation regarding when to swap out the filter. If you run your HVAC unit frequently, you may want to check the filter earlier than the recommended time to see if it is full of dust and debris.

Clean HVAC Return Grilles and Registers

The next task on your list for keeping a clean HVAC unit is cleaning the return grilles and air-supply registers. The grilles and registers are the vents located on the floor, walls, and/or ceiling of your home. Conditioned supply air flows out of the registers and is pulled back through the return grilles.

The grilles and registers are always hot spots for dust and dirt to collect. To prevent the dust from entering your living spaces or flowing back into the HVAC unit, wipe them clean every few months.

Take Care of the Outdoor Unit

If you use a heat pump to heat your Palm Beach County home, you’ll need to check the outdoor unit for a clean HVAC system inside and out. Firstly, make sure that there is at least 3 feet of space between the outdoor unit and any obstructions. Next, use a garden hose to wash away debris that may have become lodged in the fins around the sides of the unit.

For professional assistance to ensure a well-running and clean HVAC system, contact NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating in Martin, Palm Beach, and Indian River counties today!

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