There is nothing better than getting a head start on your spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is all about tackling those areas that you tend to forget about. There are so many things to do, but the tasks that ensure a healthy home should be prioritized. Here is your spring cleaning checklist for a healthy home!

1. Change Your Air Filter

Good air quality is crucial for maintaining good health and limiting allergies. Air filter changeouts should be commonplace, especially with the changing of the seasons! Doing so improves air quality and prevents your HVAC system from working too hard.

2. Wipe and Vacuum Around Baseboards

Give some extra TLC to those corners and baseboard areas, as dust and other particles can have an excess buildup in these locations. The baseboards carry a lot of extra dust and grime.

Cleaning Baseboards

3. Get an Air Cleaner

Along with changing a filter, air purifiers also drastically improve air quality. Whether its a small portable one, or a whole home in-duct air purifier, anything can make a difference. Air Scrubbers are one of the best way to eliminate contaminants in the air AND on surfaces. They are inserted into your existing HVAC system, and sanitize surface and air pollutants in your home. Click here to learn more about Air Scrubbers, or get your free quote from Poorman’s today!

4. Clean the Dryer Vent

This means more than just cleaning your lint trap in your dryer. The dryer vent commonly gets lint and other debris lodged in it, causing your dryer to not dry as efficiently. You can use a vacuum or a brush to clean out the vent.

5. Clean Around the Air Conditioner

Leaves, weeds and other debris can disrupt airflow of your air conditioner. Give your air conditioner at least 2-3 feet of clearance around the unit. Check out our blog for ideas and inspiration for landscaping around your air conditioner.

6. Dust Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are big dust collectors. They need to be cleaned because they play a vital role in air quality of our home. They help maintain cooler temperatures in the summer and warm temperatures in the winter. So keeping them active and dust-free is great for our homes!

7. Ensure Proper Function of Safety Devices

Make sure that your fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are fully working. Change out batteries and ensure proper function. This could save a life!

8. Schedule Air Conditioner Maintenance

Prepping your air conditioner for a long hot summer is a must! You want to make sure your air conditioner is running as efficiently as possible and eliminate the possibility of last minute breakdowns. That’s why Preventative Maintenance is so important. Contact a trusted, local HVAC company like Poorman’s Heating & Air and ask about our Preventative Maintenance Agreement, which actually saves you money while giving you Peace Of Mind.