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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is the perfect time of year to refresh and reset your home! The nice weather is finally starting to roll in. While we’re all anticipating the outdoor activities of spring, it’s also essential to take steps to show some extra care and attention to your living space. After the busy holiday season and harsh winter months, your home has endured a lot throughout the year, so it’s crucial to designate a specific time to deep clean your home before the start of a new season.

Completing your spring cleaning checklist early can ensure your home is prepped and ready for the season ahead, and you’ll be breathing easy knowing your home is clean and refreshed. Follow these simple steps to ensure your home is clean and pristine for your spring activities to come!

Wipe Down Fan Blades

Your ceiling fan works hand in hand with your HVAC system to keep your home comfortably cool and warm. While it can come in handy, it can also accumulate dust and other debris in the process. That being said, you’ll want to thoroughly clean your ceiling fan blades this spring. Grab an old pillowcase and wrap each blade securely before pulling the case off and leaving the dust inside. This is a simple and affordable trick to keep clean ceiling fan blades!

Dust accumulation can impact your indoor air quality and even affect your comfort levels. Those with allergies or respiratory conditions should especially have clean ceiling fan blades to help minimize symptoms.

In addition to your ceiling fan blades, you’ll also want to wipe down the blinds as they are another common area that collects dust.

Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up

This spring season should serve as your seasonal reminder to tune up your HVAC system through the help of our professionals! Not only can occasional professional maintenance help extend the lifespan of your unit, but it can also help maintain a clean system that will distribute clean air throughout your home. Think about it: if you have an old, dusty HVAC system with dated components, that system will disperse those accumulated pollutants along with your conditioned or heated air. You could work tirelessly to clean and dust your home sweet home, only for your HVAC system to destroy your progress. Seasonal tune-ups are crucial to keep up with to maintain a comfortable home!

Replace Your Filters

There’s nothing like a fresh filter to start the spring season! It’s important to remember to keep up with consistent filter replacements for your HVAC system, especially if your goal is to improve your indoor air quality. No one hopes to sneeze or repeatedly cough inside their home, but frequently, springtime allergens and pollutants can sneak their way indoors and stay if not filtered properly, leaving you with uncomfortable allergy symptoms. New filters for your HVAC system will help remove those irritants from your home’s air.

Shampoo Rugs

Rugs can add a fun pop of color to the heart of your home, but they can also collect all the dirt, debris, and pollutants that shoes and paws may bring indoors. That’s why it’s crucial to shampoo and thoroughly clean your rugs and carpet during the spring season. We often host a flood of guests during the holiday season. After the foot traffic, your rug could use some extra attention to restore its condition! After a good clean, you won’t have to worry about trapped debris or allergens in your rug’s fibers.

HVAC Maintenance Services in Grand Rapids

Does your heating and cooling system need some professional attention? Our team of experts at Penning Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric is here to serve your heating and cooling needs, and keep your system running reliably for years to come. To schedule your seasonal tune-up, complete our online contact form or give us a call at (616) 681-4034 and we’ll be happy to assist you!