Magnolia technician changing air filter in Washington, DC home

Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC System

Spring is just around the corner for Washington, DC residents, which means now is the perfect time to create a cleaning checklist for your HVAC system. Regular care and maintenance is a great way to extend your system’s lifespan while also lowering your utility bills. It’s always worth the effort to take good care of your HVAC system, especially if you want your HVAC system to take care of you in return. Stay proactive by scheduling a tune-up with your favorite local HVAC company, Magnolia!

In the meantime, use these spring cleaning tips to make your HVAC system is running efficiently.

Replace the Air Filter

Changing your air filter every three months is important in keeping your HVAC system and indoor air quality clean. 

With spring quickly approaching, there’s no better time to replace your air filter and ensure your system keeps working at an optimal level as the temperatures rise. Keep in mind that you will need to replace your air filter more often if you live with pets or suffer from allergies.

Clean Return Air Vents

Dust and debris can unknowingly build up in your vents during the winter. Vacuuming the loose debris and using a wet cloth to clean your air vents can improve the quality of air in your home. This also helps your system work more efficiently and last longer. 

Schedule a Professional Inspection

Reaching out to Magnolia for end-of-season heating service and spring AC inspection is an excellent way to stay proactive. Our professionally trained and experienced technicians can identify any potential issues with your system and take care of any repairs before the summer comes around.

Clean Around the Unit

Another important spring cleaning tip is to clean around your outdoor unit. Leaves and other debris will often build up around your HVAC unit during the fall and winter months. Nearby bushes can also grow too close to an outdoor unit, so it’s essential to clean the entire area to maximize airflow and avoid overheating problems.

Magnolia offers HVAC and plumbing services for homeowners in Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas. We always take pride in offering superior service and helping out in the local community. Feel free to send us a message to learn more about our plumbing services and HVAC repairs! And don’t forget to schedule your sump pump repair or installation ahead of time to prepare for the upcoming spring showers.