Essential Maintenance Tasks to Do Before Fall

Essential Maintenance Tasks to Do Before Fall

Routinely inspecting and maintaining your home is incredibly advantageous. Maintenance tasks, such as DIY filter replacement or professional air duct cleaning, can help improve system performance and reduce costly energy bills. Air duct cleaning also helps promote a healthy and comfortable indoor environment for your family to live, work, and learn.

Here are some vital maintenance tasks to do before fall.

Invest in Air Duct Cleaning

When it comes to the air you breathe while indoors, it is essential to be proactive, ensuring it is free of pollutants that can impact your health. During a time when people are even more conscious of their health, air duct cleaning has never been more critical, especially as it can help to improve indoor air quality. Professionals always adhere to strict NADCA guidelines for cleaning HVAC unit components.

Replace HVAC Air Filters

Regularly replace the air filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit. Depending on the media type, this must be done every 30 to 60 days to improve system performance and comfort. HEPA filters are best for capturing up to 99.97% of airborne particulates, such as allergens and viruses, measuring between 0.3 and ten microns.

Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts

With scattered thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in this week’s forecast, freeing the gutters of debris can prevent water from damaging your home, ensuring water can freely flow away from the foundation. It would be best to scoop out any tree needles, animal nests, or the flyaway frisbee first. Follow up by thoroughly rinsing out the gunk. The gutters should be cleaned semi-annually to ensure efficient water flow.

Have Your Dryer Vent Inspected and Cleaned

Dirty dryer vents contribute to 2,900 annual home clothes dryer fires, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. The best prevention method is to have your dryer vent professionally inspected and cleaned each year. It would help if, between cleanings, you wiped your lint tray after each load and replaced laundry sheets with wool dryer balls. Wool dryer balls are better for the environment and your clothes as well.

Schedule an Air Duct Cleaning Appointment

Green Clean NC is a leading provider of air duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, and disinfection cleaning services. Our company proudly services residents and business owners in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the greater Triangle area. We have designed these to help you create a healthy, virus-free, and comfortable living environment. Please contact us at (919) 872-7247 to schedule a service.

“10 Day Weather – Raleigh, NC.” The Weather Channel.
“Facts about home clothes dryer fires.” The U.S. Fire Administration.
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