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How to Clean Your HVAC System

Cleaning HVAC system

We know that regular inspections and repairs can help extend the lifespan of your HVAC system. Of course, there are also some preventative measures you can take at home to avoid dealing with frequent repairs and even save money on your maintenance. Here are some pointers on how you can clean your HVAC system!

Power Off

Before getting your cleaning supplies ready, make sure you completely power off your HVAC system! The easiest way to turn off your unit is to go to the panel and power down the system from the service disconnect. Shutting off power avoids any unwanted shocks and possible damages to your heating and cooling systems.

Cleaning Time

Once your HVAC system is powered off, you can remove the outer panels by unscrewing them. Make sure to keep your screws in an area you cannot lose them as you will need them to put the HVAC unit back together.

Once your panels are removed, you can take out the fan to reveal the inside of your HVAC system. Use a vacuum to clean out any pebbles, sediment, dirt, or leaves inside your system.

Cleaning your coils is not difficult if you have the proper tools, starting with some coil cleaner. After you purchase your coil cleaner, you can spray the solution onto the coils and let it sit for the duration that the cleaning product suggests. Once the foam has stayed on your coils for the recommended time, you can spray down the sides of your HVAC system to help get rid of the excess cleaning solution, and make sure nothing is left behind to gunk up your fins later. Avoid the urge to stick sharp or thin objects to get rid of debris stuck in between the coil’s fins, as this may damage them and cause your HVAC system to run inefficiently. Once rinsed out, you can put your HVAC system back together and turn the system back on.

Filter and Vent Check

Don’t forget to check on your air filters and vents while you clean your HVAC unit! Dirty filters and dirty ducts will quickly put a strain on your heating and cooling systems and cost you money!

At Comfort Energy, Inc. we are happy to help you with any questions or concerns about your HVAC! So call our team today at (408) 560-4050, and we can quickly find the HVAC solution best suited for your needs!